A classic multi-sport adventure, this trip takes us on mountain bikes down the slopes of a volcano through spectacular changes of scenery and vegetation, on a hike in one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world, and finally on rafting adventure down the thunderous waters of the Rio Blanco.
This tour is the best way to see and experience the Andes in just two days. The region in which we explore, known worldwide as the Avenue of Volcanoes, has one of the world’s highest concentration of volcanoes over 15,000 ft. (4,800 m). We will ride horses, hike, and bike through this spectacular area while searching for Andean condors, exploring Inca ruins, and learning abou
Cuenca is much more than culture! This small city located in the southern highlands of Ecuador, was declared as World Cultural Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO, won the first place on the World`s Best Retirement Haven by International Living in 2009, and it is listed as one of the Lonely Planet's Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2010. That is why Cuenca is a must-see sight while y
Cuenca is a place of old world beauty rich in architecture, the open welcome of an artists’ community and the comforts of modern life. Here you find excellent gastronomy, fine handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes. No wonder why this city was declared as World Cultural Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO, won the first place on the World`s Best Retirement Haven by International
Cuenca is a must-see sight while you are in Ecuador. This small city located in the southern highlands of Ecuador, was declared as World Cultural Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO, won the first place on the World's Best Retirement Haven by International Living in 2009, and it is listed as one of the Lonely Planet's Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2010. However, Cuenca is much mor
Big rapids, big wilderness and big excitement are what we discover while rafting the headwaters of the mighty Amazon River. For those who can’t get enough of the rush of white water, this trip takes you down the best selection of Class IV rivers in Ecuador. The Upano, Quijos, Jondachi-Hollin, and Jatunyacu offer unforgettable whitewater amongst breathtaking cloud forest and A
Breathtaking Amazon jungle scenery, indigenous cultural encounters, and plenty of white water and class IV and IV+ rapids are waiting for you on the Upano River, also known as “The Gorge of Sacred Waterfalls”! For experienced rafters who enjoy the rush of white water, this trip takes you down the best multi-day class IV river in Ecuador. Our unique trip also includes cultur
The Quijos River originates from the glaciers of the Antisana Volcano at 5,758 meters. It runs a steep descent towards the Amazon through a dramatically beautiful cloud forest valley gorge filled with birdlife. This stretch of high volume non-stop white water action runs high at 2000 meters and is the best class IV rafting tour from Quito.
Visit the majestic Altar Nature Reserve with its impressive collapsed crater and yellow lake located within the most stunning highland scenery in all of Ecuador. This little-known and breathtaking trek will give you the opportunity to spot the elusive Andean Condor, as we explore this mysterious region of the Andes.
Trek and camp Ecuador’s very own Inca Trail, crossing remote communities and farmlands and wild natural landscapes home to the Andean Condor, before arriving at the country’s most extensive ancient ruins, Ingapirca.
A birdwatcher’s paradise, Pasochoa is a humid cloudforest situated inside an extinct volcanic crater. Over 100 bird species and 50 species of endemic Andean trees, as well as, deer, fox and sometimes puma can be observed while hiking this nature reserve – and all within easy reach of Quito, the bustling capital city.
Guagua Pichincha Volcano, standing at 4,874 meters, makes for a spectacular 1 day hike. Easily accessible from Quito, it offers excellent views to both the coastal cloud forest and the inter-Andean valleys. Explore this dramatic paramo (highland) landscape on the lookout for birdlife and the opportunity to witness living geological history.
Enjoy an exciting biking adventure down into Pululahua’s active crater. Crossed by latitude zero and filled with dramatic landscapes, Pululahua is a top ride near Quito. Enjoy a day of biking along a highly diverse cloud forest while enjoying great scenery and unique geological formations.
Admiring the humpback whale from the humbling perspective of a sea kayak is the highlight of this trip. However, the search for the humpback whale will take us to many other incredible places. Most of our adventure is spent in Machalilla National Park, which is the absolute best coastal reserve in continental Ecuador. It boasts magnificent beaches, tropical dry forests, pre-Inc
Deep in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon lies Calluacocha Lake, located in the heart of a 40,000 hectare nature and wildlife sanctuary home to more than 500 species of birds, 13 species of monkeys, 1,000 species of butterflies, and 1,500 species of trees, as well as caimans, jaguars, ocelots, otters, millions of insects, and more. We experience this amazing biodiversity first
This volunteer program provides a diverse and rewarding volunteer experience ranging from reforestation to teaching children. It also provides a fantastic adventure tour that takes volunteers up to the glaciers of a 20,000 foot volcano, down thrilling rapids through the Amazon rainforest, biking to a lush canyon overflowing with stunning waterfalls, and a soothing hot
The Cotopaxi National Park is high altitude nature and wildlife refuge established around the highest active volcano in the world. It offers one of Ecuador´s best mountain biking experiences as it crosses through a unique paramo ecosystem under stunning volcano scenery. A support vehicle, a naturalist guide and high-quality mountain biking equipment are included in this incred
It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful and fascinating location to volunteer than the Galapagos Islands. Your volunteer work will help to ensure that the world’s most unique archipelago remains unspoiled for generations to come. Your volunteer experience will offer a diverse range of experiences ranging from clearing invasive species with a machete to leading disadvantag
While many people visit the Galapagos, few take the time to give back to these enchanted islands. This 4 day volunteering extension provides an opportunity to have a different type of Galapagos experience: one filled with rewarding hard work, natural beauty, smiling faces and kind hearts. We invite you to trade your binoculars for machetes, work gloves and compassion. Join our
Explore the Andes in Northern Ecuador through carefully selected biking venues rich in experience, culture, and scenery. This area, inhabited for centuries by the Imbayas and their descents, is still alive and wonderfully diverse. This tour delivers exceptional riding with stunning volcanic scenery, crater lakes, cloud forests, ancient ruins, and Indian and African-Ecuadorian r
This epic adventure follows some of Ecuador’s best hiking trails through national parks and nature reserves while you enjoy quality accommodations and authentic cuisine in colonial haciendas and rustic eco-lodges. Discover an extraordinary array of environments as you hike through vast landscapes full of wildlife and wonder, experiencing seven ecosystems in seven days. Learn
Discover astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, landscapes and Andean towns. Experience the thrill of nature cycling down the highest active volcano on the planet, raft the warm waters of a lush jungle river, sea kayak and snorkel with sea turtles, sea lions, and Galapagos sharks. Be part of this adventure ride that includes rafting, biking, kayaking and trekking. Certified
The Cotopaxi National Park is a 36,000-hectare nature and wildlife sanctuary established around the highest active volcano in the world. Its unique ecosystem is a spectacular place to hike and explore for rich wildlife and stunning volcano scenery.
A unique Amazon kayaking Adventure that explores a wildlife sanctuary, home to a great variety of amazon creatures. Experience this amazing biodiversity firsthand by kayak, traversing the Amazon´s breathtaking waterways around Calluacocha and Pañacocha Lakes. The amazon lodge and nature reserves we visit in this wildlife journey are 100% Kichwa-owned ecotourism projects. Dee
Kayak deep into the heart of the Amazon to discover the Huaorani tribe and wonders of the amazon wildlife in an unforgettable amazon adventure. Join this naturalist kayaking expedition to see the most bio-diverse ecosystem on the planet through the eyes of those who have lived here for centuries. The Huaorani have lived for thousands of years in the rainforest with no contact
Experience the natural wonders and culture of the Andes Mountains and Amazon Jungles of Ecuador. This active multisport journey explores the best of more than 5 different ecosystems. Mountain bike through cloud forests, navigate the rivers of the rainforest, sooth in natural hot springs, learn from ancient cultures and much more. Top-notch guides accompany you on an unforgettab
The ultimate Ecuador nature and adventure tour explores the very best of the Andes Mountains, Amazon Jungle & Galapagos Islands! Discover a land of extraordinary diversity, friendly wildlife and ancient cultures. No other country can offer so much diversity and amazement in such a small place; nor so much quality rafting, biking, kayaking and trekking.
These rivers are born high in the Andean volcanoes and thunder their way westwards to the tropical rainforest of Ecuador´s coast. The Toachi flows within a spectacular gorge with high lush-green walls. As we exit the gorge the Toachi merges into the Blanco, where water flow increases to produce continuously exhilarating white-capped rapids. The combinations of these two rivers
A world class Amazon rafting adventure that runs through two of Ecuador´s very best one-day river runs. The Jatunyacu is a classic descent through breathtaking jungle scenery with Kichwa Indian families settled along its shores. The Jondachi - Hollin cuts through a remote and pristine jungle canyon filled with crystal clear waterfalls. Evenings are to relax in a quality jungle