Andean Culture, Wildlife and Highlands

If you can't decide whether you want to trek snowcapped volcanoes, lounge on tropical beaches or explore lush jungles, Ecuador's diverse topography will allow you to do it all. Furthermore, it's relative small size and charming population makes travel in Ecuador an easy venture. Within days, one can wander through the streets of the old colonial city of Quito, white-water raft and experience the wildlife of the Mindo Cloud Forest, explore the beaches of the Galapagos Islands.

Highlights of Ecuador



Quito was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are among the planet’s premiere nature and wildlife destinations. The fascinating volcanic geology, unique flora and fauna, and isolated nature of the islands have pushed them to the forefront of scientific inquiry since the mid-1800s, and research on the 13 major islands continues to play a vital role in our understanding of evolution.

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Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Learn about the traditional 'chagra' (Ecuadorian cowboy) history and culture. Visit the Cotopaxi National Park the interpretation center show us the most interesting descriptions of the local flora and fauna and also the ancient Cotopaxi eruptions.

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Huaorani Eco Lodge

Huaorani Eco Lodge

Huaorani Ecolodge is designed to provide an intimate, harmonious and environmentally sustainable experience. Staying at the lodge is way to share time with the Huaorani and experience the richness of their natural environment, while creating the least possible impact on the surroundings, keeping in mind that you are within the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. The lodge is cozy, providing accommodation for a maximum of ten people housed in five comfortable, traditionally built, palm thatched cabins.

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Sample Tours

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

Galapagos Explorer: 8 Day La Pinta Yacht Cruise (8 days)

Island hop in style, from the deck of one of the island's best equipped yachts. Start every day on a new island, seeing the diversity of the islands' landscapes and wildlife with your own eyes.
Adventure Beaches Family Honeymoon Wildlife Active

Galapagos Island Hopping Multi-Sport Program (7 days)

Our flagship Galapagos program completes a circuit from Floreana, Isabela, to Santa Cruz Island ensuring a diverse set of experiences. Slip into island life on Isabela Island as you stay in a small beach town, perfect for getting off the beaten path.
Adventure Beaches Hiking Off the Beaten Path Wildlife Active

Galapagos Safari Camp Yoga Retreat (6 days)

Combine each day's tours of the Galapagos, led by expert naturalist guides, with two daily tailored yoga flows, led by San Diego-based teacher traveling with your group.
Beaches Community Wildlife Active

Unique Ecuador: Huaorani, Cotopaxi & More (10 days)

Experience for yourself the extreme diversity of Ecuador's mainland. From the Huaorani village of the Amazon Rainforest, to the peaks of the Andes Mountains, explore Ecuador on foot, train, plain, canoe and car.
Adventure Community Cultural Family Hiking Off the Beaten Path Wildlife Active

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