Ecuador
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Brian Vargish
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Ecuador travel includes historic haciendas, abundant wildlife and hospitable locals. If you're an active adventure seeker, you can take an Ecuador tour that includes biking in a volcano's shadow, hiking in the Bellavista Cloudforest, whitewater rafting through the western Andes, and hiking among the volcanoes of Cotopaxi National Park. Or maybe your preferred Ecuador adventure is sea kayaking into the untamed depths of the Amazon jungle, where you'll meet monkeys, toucans, macaws, tapir, and perhaps the elusive jaguar. The colonial towns of Quito and Cuenca make for tamer Ecuador tours, where you can amble down cobblestone streets and shop at the local markets. Sacha Lodge provides for both the wilds of Ecuador and the vast hospitality here. Where else can you birdwatch in the Amazon while simultaneously relaxing in the bar and lounge? Of course, no trip to Ecuador is complete without visiting the famed Galapagos Islands. Call us to help you create your ideal trip or choose from our Ecuador tours below.

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I think the colors were so bright I was smiling!
Ecuador Highlights
Enjoy some of the best Ecuador travel sites on this nine day tour. Head deep into the cloud forest where hummingbirds flourish and clouds linger in the air. Test your bargaining skills at Otavalo Market, the most famous in the region. Travel through …
  • 9 days
  • $2075 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Otavalo, Banos, Cotopaxi
Level:
Easy
Braving the rapids!
Ecuador Adventure
Travel by raft, bike, horseback, canopy, and zipline while exploring four of Ecuador's ecosystems: High altitude Andean forest, paramo (grassland), cloud forest, and glaciers on Cotopaxi Volcano. Jump right into the action with a fast-paced mountain …
  • 9 days
  • $1750 USD
Passions:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Multisport, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Cotopaxi, Hacienda El Porvenir, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador, Machachi
Level:
Moderate
250kg fully grown, 300 metres an hour, just try and stop it
Wildlife Odyssey
This trip combines the marine life of the longer cruise in the Galapagos with the jungle adventures of Sacha Lodge and adds in a day at a historic hacienda and indigenous market. An unforgettable trip, highlighting the best of Ecuadorian travel!
  • 16 days
  • $5795 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Expedition Cruises, Fishing, Light Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Otavalo, Hacienda Pinsaqui, Sacha Lodge
Level:
Easy
Bike through the countryside near Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuenca Multisport
Hike, bike and horseback ride in Cuenca, Ecuador's main cultural and artistic center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city's cobblestone streets and red-tiled roofs are sure to charm your heart as well as offer you chances for some active blood pumping!
  • 6 days
  • $2265 USD
Passions:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Light Hiking, Multisport, Urban Experience, Whitewater Rafting
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Guayaquil, Cuenca
Level:
Moderate
Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
Sacha Lodge
Spend four nights in Ecuador's premier rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Sacha Lodge is among the best places in the Amazon to explore the jungle without leaving behind your creature comforts - unforgettable Amazon …
  • 7 days
  • $1465 USD
Passions:
Fishing, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Sacha Lodge
Level:
Easy
Kayak with friendly and curious sea lions.
Galapagos Multisport
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer the Galapagos Multisport Tour! Perfect for athletic families and fit seniors, this itinerary allows you to explore …
  • 9 days
  • $3675 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Biking, Kayaking, Multisport, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, Quito
Level:
Moderate
a magical moment on the river
Amazon Adventure
A true Amazon adventure! This kayak expedition takes you into one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems on earth. Paddle in expedition kayaks and camp for two nights, and enjoy the Shiripuno jungle lodge in indigenous Huaorani territory in the …
  • 8 days
  • $2095 USD
Passions:
Camping, Community Stay, Fishing, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Coca, Amazon Adventure - Campsite Day 2, Amazon Adventure - Campsite Day 3, Shiripuno Lodge
Level:
Moderate
Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
Haciendas of Ecuador
Historic family ranches are found along the Avenue of the Volcanoes of the Ecuadorian highlands. These haciendas provide a glimpse into the history and culture of a time when gauchos and grazing cattle were abundant in the shadows of the Cotacachi, …
  • 7 days
  • $2985 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, History, Horseback Riding, Luxury & Indulgence
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Hacienda San Augustin de Callo, Hacienda Rumiloma, Hacienda Zuleta
Level:
Easy
$200 OFF
The locals at the Huaorani Community
Huaorani Lodge
Visit Huaorani Lodge and the Huaorani people on this Amazon lodge tour. The Huaorani have remained isolated in the midst of the Ecuadorian Amazon for centuries until recently. Explore the flora and fauna of the region while you interact with the local …
  • 7 days
  • $1640 USD
Passions:
Community Stay, Cultural Immersion, Fishing, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Huaorani Lodge, Nenkepare Community Campsite
Level:
Easy
Hiker approaching Cotopaxi Volcano
Cotopaxi Trekking
Hike in the shadows of the Cotopaxi Volcano and follow the ancient roads of the Incas during our 5 day/4 night trekking trip. Enjoy full day hikes, tasty food, stories around the fireplace, and a good night's sleep each night (two nights in lodges and …
  • 7 days
  • $1745 USD
Passions:
Camping, Cultural Immersion, Trekking & Hiking
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Hacienda El Porvenir, Hacienda El Tambo
Level:
Challenging
Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
Andes and Amazon
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the …
  • 15 days
  • $3495 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, History, Light Hiking, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Experience, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Otavalo, Banos, Cuenca, Tena, Ingapirca, Papallacta Hot Springs, …
Level:
Easy
Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
Islands and Incas
Explore the Inca ruins and experience Darwin's enchanted islands on one of our best Peru tours and a Galapagos cruise. While in Peru, enjoy Machu Picchu tours of the great ruins and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the …
  • 16 days
  • $5755 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Expedition Cruises, History, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Peru, Ecuador, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Ruins, Quito, El MaPi Inn, …
Level:
Easy
Enjoy a invigorating hike through the unique Galapagos landscape.
Hiking Galapagos
Hike through the archipelago's remarkably surreal landscape on this unique land-based Galapagos adventure. The Hiking Galapagos tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active, while also allowing for plenty of flexibility and time …
  • 9 days
  • $3450 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, Leon Dormido, Quito
Level:
Moderate
Quito Easter Festival
Quito Easter Festival
Experience Holy Week in Quito including the great and colorful procession of Good Friday with 90,000 participants winding through the streets of Quito's Old Town. During our two night trip during Semana Santa (Holy Week), enjoy the best views of Quito's …
  • 3 days
  • $1085 USD
Passions:
Festivals, Urban Experience
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito
Level:
Easy
The Corpus Christi Festival in Pujili, Ecuador
Corpus Christi Festival
Each June, thousands of Ecuadorians congregate in Pujili for the Corpus Christi festival which features the El Danzante parade. This fiesta is a fascinating mix of Christian (celebration of Holy Communion) and traditional (celebration of the harvest and …
Passions:
Festivals
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Cotopaxi, Pujili
Level:
Easy
Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip
La Selva Lodge
Spend four nights in in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the La Selva rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Explore the jungle without leaving behind your creature comforts.
  • 7 days
  • $1695 USD
Passions:
Light Hiking, Luxury & Indulgence, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, La Selva Ecolodge
Level:
Easy
Kayak group in the Amazon
Ultimate Ecuador
Jump right into the action with a fast-paced mountain bike descent down Pinchincha Volcano, then settle into a lodge perched above the cloudforest canopy. Continue the adventure with a whitewater rafting trip before setting off to hike, horseback ride, …
  • 15 days
  • $4475 USD
Passions:
Biking, Camping, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Multisport, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Coca, Amazon Adventure - Campsite Day 2, Amazon Adventure - Campsite Day 3, Shiripuno Lodge, Hacienda El Porvenir, …
Level:
Moderate
Blow darts are used for hunting in the Huaorani Community
Amazon Survival Experience
Visit Huaorani Lodge and the Huaorani people on this Amazon lodge tour. The Huaorani have remained isolated in the midst of the Ecuadorian Amazon for centuries until recently. Explore the flora and fauna of the region while you interact with the local …
  • 7 days
  • $1825 USD
Passions:
Camping, Community Stay, Cultural Immersion, Kayaking, Light Hiking
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Coca, Huaorani Lodge, Nenkepare Community Campsite
Level:
Moderate
Hiking group near Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi Group Service Project
Our Cotopaxi group service project supports conservation initiatives in the Cotopaxi National Park and on private reserves within the Condor Biosphere while enjoying the multisport activities of horseback riding, hiking, and a canopy tour in the Ecuador …
  • 5 days
  • $1150 USD
Passions:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Light Hiking, Volunteering, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Hacienda El Porvenir, Hacienda El Tambo
Level:
Easy
Biking the terrain near the base of Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi Mountain Biking
Experience the exhilarating thrill of biking Cotopaxi National Park on this 4-day active Ecuador trip. Designed for experienced and advanced bikers, this challenging and beautiful itinerary takes its bikers through Santa Rita Ecological Reserve, El Tambo …
Passions:
Biking, Light Hiking
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Cotopaxi, Hacienda El Porvenir
Level:
Challenging
I guess he wanted to see my camera
Darwin's Islands
Visit the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela while staying on the islands during this 8-day trip in the Galapagos. The excursions on this tour will take you along coastlines and up into the highlands to see the incredible biodiversity on …
  • 8 days
  • $2940 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela, San Cristobal, Charles Darwin Center, Quito
Level:
Easy
Galapagos tortoise
Finch Bay EcoHotel
Located on the Galapagos' Santa Cruz island, the Finch Bay Eco-Hotel is a great place to explore the wonders of the Galapagos. This tour allows you to set the pace of your adventure. Spend your days exploring the natural beauty and wildlife of the …
  • 10 days
  • $4375 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Quito
Level:
Easy
Can you find the iguana?
Hotel Silberstein
Start your Galapagos tour with an educational twist by visiting the Charles Darwin Research Center, only a five-minute leisurely walk from your hotel. Dolphins and manta rays may provide a little extra company during optional yacht excursions around …
  • 10 days
  • $2760 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Galapagos, Ecuador, Santa Cruz Island, Quito
Level:
Easy
Hiker approaching Cotopaxi Volcano
Cotopaxi Multisport
Extend your trip in Ecuador with a 3 night stay in a comfortable hacienda near the Cotopaxi Volcano and explore the Andean highlands on foot, horseback, and gliding through the forest by zipline during our multisport trip that is a short drive from Quito.
Passions:
Horseback Riding, Multisport, Trekking & Hiking, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Hacienda El Porvenir
Level:
Moderate