Active Ecuador

Discover the extraordinary variety and beauty of the highlands of Ecuador, from the lush cloud forests west of Quito to the ethereal beauty of the moorlands and huge snow-capped volcanoes of this vibrant nation.  On this active exploration of Ecuador, each day you'll hike amid the spectacular Andean surroundings.  

You may start on any day of the week on this custom itinerary.  According to your arrival date, budget, and special interests, we create a personal program optimized for your visit, starting from the generalized 7-night framework described here.  We can adjust the order of visits so that you can take in a colorful country market, a special festival, a shopping excursion or museum visits.  

Since Ecuador is so compact, it’s easy to enjoy a variety of add-ons.  The lovely colonial city of Cuenca beckons in the south.  East over the Andes lies the nearby Amazon rain forest where you can stay in one of the lovely lodges. The program combines readily with a Galápagos Islands cruise for an unforgettable two-week holiday. The potential for adventure is limitless, including adding Peru!

For a trip with more emphasis on culture, please refer to our “Best of Ecuador” program, which includes less high altitude hiking. 

Quick Facts

  • 7 nights in hotels and country inns
  • in/out Quito
  • Quito tour
  • hiking in Mindo cloud forest, in the Antisana Reserve, and on the flank of Chimborazo Volcano
  • view abundant wildlife including myriad birds and troops of vicunas
  • visit an indigenous market

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