YAGUAR TOURS STORY
May I tell you that I am in love with my country, and why not?
Ecuador has given me a lot. In my 15 years as a tour guide I was able to discover so many new places and impressions. For me it was important to show my tourists the uniqueness of Ecuador but after feeling all of that. Since I live in Germany, it has been my dream to bring lovers and curious travelers closer to Ecuador and show all its beauties. That’s why I started a group on Facebook in 2017 where I help travelers with information and share culture, history and unique places. And so the way was not far from my own travel agency.
Why the name Yaguar Tours?
“Yaguar” is the original spelling of Jaguar in South America, well-known in Europe. When the British arrived on the continent years ago, they had problems pronouncing Yaguar with a “Y”, so the South American Yaguar was renamed Jaguar.
Among many indigenous peoples, the Jaguar enjoys a good reputation, especially among the Aztecs, Mayans and Toltecs from Central America. It is said that he appreciates the ancient knowledge and guards the energies of the Mayan calendar.
In South America, the Jaguar embodies the renewing power and guards the four paths of the world. The Maya worshiped the Jaguar as a deity who ruled the underworld. As in Africa, the skin of the leopard was a symbol of power and influence, Jaguar pelts were usually worn only by highly respected persons – such as the kings of the Maya, the noble families or the so-called Jaguar Warriors (Supramé) warrior caste of the Aztecs). The eyes of the jaguar lead into other worlds, as the indigenous peoples of Central and South America already knew. Follow the track of the Jaguar and follow it to mystical power places, sacred springs and magical temples hidden deep in the jungle that you would never have found without the help of the jaguar.
Due to you already carry the power animal in your last name and there is a direct connection to your country, for this reason the travel agency is named after this unique animal, which has a mystical meaning in South America.
Diego Gabriel Toctaquiza Yaguar
Mo. – Fr. 8:30 till 13:30
Mo. – Fr. 14:00 till 18:00
Sa. 9:00 till 12:00