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Live one of the below 17 unique cultural experiences in Ecuador for 2022 or 2023. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Quito, Coca, Yasuni National Park, Otavalo, and Cotopaxi have particularly rich cultures and can be visited on trips that include activities like village visits, wildlife viewing, rainforest exploration, kayaking, and local market visits and cost from $1,835 for experiences of 5 to 34 days. Tell us about your ideal cultural trip to Ecuador and our Ecuador experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
$3,871
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Haciendas of Ecuador

Otavalo and Cotopaxi - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the famous Otavalo Market
  • Witness the condors flying
  • Hike through Cotopaxi to El Refugio
  • Tour nearby rose plantations
Activities:
Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Historic family ranches dating back to the 1600's 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 Spanish heirs ruled expansive farms containing entire indigenous villages in the shadows of …
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,434
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Ecuador Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in BaƱo
Activities:
Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy some of our favorite destinations in Ecuador on this nine-day tour through the Ecuadorian Andes. Start in the colonial capital city of Quito where you'll find spectacular churches dating from the 1500's and a bustling city sprawling up the slopes of the 15,000 foot Pichincha Volcano. …
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$7,094
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Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience three wonders of the world - the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes mountains - in one action-packed 15-day trip visiting the best of Ecuador. Spend five nights in the Amazon jungle at the comfortable Sacha Lodge paddling dug out canoes and searching for Amazonian …
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A pair of macaws in the Amazon
$5,135
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Authentic Amazon

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Enjoy exploratory canoe trips
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Kayak though the Indillama River
  • Learn from Kichwa women
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonderful flora and rich wildlife of the Amazon Basin on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Explore the Yasuni, Ecuador’s largest National Park, a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Kayak along black waters escorted by otters and …
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Explore the Amazon by kayak
$5,135
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Ultimate Amazon

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Admire the rainforest landscape
  • Meet the legendary pink dolphin
  • Visit an observation tower
  • Tour the Limoncocha Reserve
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fascinating 8-day itinerary takes you to the hearth of the Ecuadorian Rainforest, a unique ecosystem filled with an incredible biodiversity. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure provides many close encounters with the teaming wildlife of the Yasuni, the largest of Ecuador's continental …
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Pink Dolphins swimming in the Amazon River
$4,138
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Amazon Discoveries: Search for the Pink Dolphin

8 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Watch for the pink river dolphin
  • Interact with local school children
  • Visit a flooded ecosystem by canoe
  • View the Amazon Basin from above
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Amazon's unique ecosystem and incredible biodiversity first hand! Board the Manatee for an 8-day adventure that begins and ends in Coca. Your journey includes the chance to see the famous pink river dolphin, visit local communities, kayak, watch for wildlife, and much more.
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Two kayakers making their way down the Amazon River.
$4,138
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Exploring the Amazon Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Explore the banks of the Napo River
  • Seek out pink river dolphins
  • Learn from Kichwa women
  • Visit a local school
Starts/ Ends in:
Quito / Quito
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day journey takes you into the endless heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest,which extends its fabulous prism of life throughout the Amazon Basin. This inspiring adventure provides many unexpected, astonishing encounters with the teaming wildlife of the Yasuni, the largest of Ecuador's …
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Perched macaws
$4,990
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Galapagos, Amazon & Andes

15 Day Itinerary
  • Admire Quito's colonial center.
  • Hike active volcanoes in Isabela.
  • Enjoy a train ride across the Andes
  • Walk through a canopy in the Amazon
Activities:
Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magicalGalapagos archipelago, declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Further enhance your experience by adding a jungle exploration through the Amazon Rainforest and the northern Ecuadorian Andes. While in the Galapagos, enjoy land-based activities to learn about endemic flora …
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Pink dolphin in the Amazon
$2,070
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Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

4 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Experience nocturnal activity
  • Canoe the Panayacu River
  • Visit with Kichwa women
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Amazon's unique ecosystem and incredible biodiversity first hand on this 4-day Amazon River cruise aboard the M/V Manatee. Enjoy severalexcursions into the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest to encounter a unique and untamed biodiversity, while your experienced crew takes care of every …
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Road along coastline of Valparaiso
$6,490
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Expedition Cruise from Chile to Costa Rica

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Admire historic Coquimbo
  • Marvel at the Atacama desert
  • See the ruins of Chan Chan
  • Look for incredible wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Valparaiso / Golfito
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Victoryfor this 17-day cruise up the Pacific coast of South America, from Chile to Costa Rica.Experience the natural beauty and learn about the history of the cities of South America's Pacific coast on this expedition cruise from Valparaiso, Chile to Puntarenas, Costa Rica aboard …
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Paso Garibaldi with Lakes background at Ushuaia, Argentina
$15,200
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Guayaquil to Puerto Williams

26 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Discover Guayaquil in Ecuador
  • Explore the rich history of Lima
  • Sail through Paracas, Peru
  • Enjoy the old town of Valparaiso
Starts/ Ends in:
Guayaquil / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Silver Wind invites you on an adventurous journey across the world's driest desert, the unique Altiplanic fauna, Peruvian culture, the mythical Nazca Lines, and world-class gastronomy. This 26-day South American adventure cruise provides an insider's perspective on Peru and Chile's …
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Valparaiso, Chile
$6,200
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Guayaquil to Valparaiso

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Discover Guayaquil in Ecuador
  • Explore the rich history of Lima
  • Sail through Paracas, Peru
  • Enjoy the old town of Valparaiso
Starts/ Ends in:
Guayaquil / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Silver Wind invites you on an adventurous journey across the world's driest desert, the unique Altiplanic fauna, Peruvian culture, the mythical Nazca Lines, and world-class gastronomy. This 12-day South American adventure cruise provides an insider's perspective on Peru and Chile's …
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View the abundant wildlife of the Amazon
$3,209
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Amazon Discovery

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Learn about the Amazon's diversity
  • Visit an Authentic Indigenous home
  • Navigate pristine water sections
Starts/ Ends in:
Coca / Yasuni National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the M/V Anakonda for a 5-day itinerary on the Amazon river. This inspiring adventure provides many unexpected, astonishing wildlife encounters. Discover the Yasuni (Ecuador’s largest National Park), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Climb observation …
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Pink dolphin
$2,586
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Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

5 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Search for the pink river dolphin
  • Visit a school on the Napo River
  • Climb a 100-foot observation tower
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the M/V Manatee for this fascinating 5-day itinerary on the Amazon river. Visit remote villages and sail through unique and fragile ecosystems on your luxurious small-ship voyage.Join excursions into the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest to encounter a unique and untamed biodiversity, while your …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$2,750
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Finch Bay Eco-Hotel

5 Day Itinerary
  • View Giant Tortoises
  • Snorkel along shallow reefs
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / North Seymour
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 islands, and spend your evenings relaxing in …
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Hiker approaching Cotopaxi Volcano
$1,834
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Cotopaxi Trekking

7 Day Itinerary
  • Take in the volcanic mountain views
  • Hike through native Andean forest
  • Visit an Andean Cowboy community
  • Explore Inca sites
Activities:
Camping, Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Challenging
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. This trip is fully-supported - you just carry a daypack, and we …
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$12,521
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South America Grand

34 Day Itinerary
  • Observe toucans and macaws
  • Snorkel among Galapagos marine life
  • Watch water flood over Iguazu Falls
  • Hike to the spires of El Paine
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Cooking Class, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This epic 34-day South America tour begins in Ecuador and crosses the continent ending in Chile. Swim with sea lions on a Galapagos cruise, experience the wilds of the Amazon, and visit the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu. Explore the dynamic cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires,and Santiago. …
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