From the Amazon Jungle to the Highest Active Volcano in the World. Ecuador offers the opportunity to make your adventure dreams come true. Hike a volcano, jump from a bridge, run a class V river. Everything is possible.
In May 2012 we started offering Galapagos island hopping tours and by now these tours are one of our bestsellers! Why are these tours a great alternative to a Galapagos cruise? 1. The most convincing argument is the price! Galapagos is on the bucket list of so many travelers and it’s definitely not a cheap [...]
The Saturday market in Otavalo is definitely a must see for most tourists who visit Ecuador – indeed the market is huge and a paradise for anybody looking for souvenirs, handcrafted local products and jewellry. But to truly appreciate the handcrafted items, we decided to do a tour to the surrounding villages to see the artisans at work. We start our tour with a visit of the Peguche waterfalls outside of Otavalo, a sacred place to the local indigenous people, which gets extremely crowded during the Inti Raymi Festival on June 24th, the Festival of the Sun. A big party with music, dancing and cleanings by shamans is held at the waterfalls – a wonderful place!
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Tour de 20 dias para escaladores de alta montaña, incluimos un itinerario de aclimatizacion que termina con Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, mientras visitan lugares como las Termas de Papallacta, el centro de Quito, la conocida y hermosa ciudad de Baños de agua santa y para disfrutar de la selva añadimos 4 dias en el Cuyabeno. Día 1 [...]
TOURIST CLASS: The target groups of these boats are generally travellers with a limited budget like backpackers or students. They offer only basic services and if you book a tour on a tourist class boat, you should be prepared that you don´t have the same comforts and standards as on a more expensive yacht. [...]
Quito definitely has a new, still hidden, jewel in wide range of hotels : Boutique Hotel Portal de Cantuña recently opened in January 2012 – the 120 year old house which was the family home of the Sánchez family was completely refurbished in a period of 17 months and is now a tastefully decorated, comfortable [...]
Ecuador is a country blessed with huge Andean slopes and deep Amazon valleys. These combination of Andean Mountains dropping into the Amazon jungle forms tremendously fun rivers for kayaking and whitewater rafting. Fast moving water combined with temperate weather makes rafting and kayaking a super enjoyable activity. We’ve collected the top 10 most exciting whitewater river runs in Ecuador for you to enjoy.
The “Hat Less”” hole is a classic in the Jatunyacu River, is a class III, the most popular of the area, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, the meaning of this Quichua name in English is “Big Water” Jatun=Big, Yacu=Water, the water is crystal clear haven’t been contaminated because it comes from the [...]
I want to introduce you to the Lodge Sumak Pakari, which is privileged to be located in the middle of a unique ecosystem, shaped by science and legend, wanting to share it with us. Pakari Sumak invites us to this corner of the Ecuadorian rainforest without forgetting the comfort or the respect for nature in its architecture.