Uncover the rugged wilderness of the Andean highland and volcanic peaks. Dominating the landscape lies the magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, surging out of the surrounding flat terrain. Saddle up traditional Andean horses and wind your way through volcanic slopes uncovering beautiful vistas and enchanting wildlife. Visit the large crater lakes filled that dot the landscape, filled with crystal clear turquoise waters. Spend time with the local people in all their vibrant spender to learn some of the practices that enable them to thrive in this harsh environment. With spectacular views, handwoven fabrics, and a civilisation that has remained largely unchanged the Andes are a world away from vibrant cloud forests and bustling capital.
Travel into the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Spend time with indigenous communities within the Achuar territory, a remarkable experience that provides an insight into a culture and way of life that is long forgotten in the modern world. Learn of their ancient practices and appreciate their affinity to the fragile eco-system around them. This awe-inspiring experience will be totally removed from the life we all now assume and take for granted.
End your adventure on the calming pacific shores of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Dotted with historic monuments, artisan markets, and botanic gardens be enchanted by the Ecuadorian culture that fills this waterfront city. With pristine beaches nearby unwind on the sand or visit the mangroves brimming with caiman, monkeys, and parakeets. Finish the day wandering through the artistic district of Las Peňas to the lighthouse at the top for a beautiful sunset view. Experience the rich heritage, wildlife, and cultural traditions of Ecuador, in each of these uniquely beautiful landscapes.