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Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
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We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $2850 / £2280 per person
Dates: From June 2020 to January 2021
Capacity: 5 per person
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The mountain areas we visit on our volcano climbing trip are stunning. Once acclimatised we climb three of Ecuador’s biggest and most beautiful volcanoes: Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.
We have picked the best accommodation in each place that provide good access to the mountains. Cosy haciendas and mountain lodges offer us excellent Ecuadorean food and hospitality throughout the trip.
Our expert mountaineering guides are qualified and experienced. They know the mountains well and will also fill you in on the history and culture of this fascinating Andean country. This will help you make the most of your Ecuador trekking and volcano climbing trip.
Prices From $5299 / £4239.2 per person
Dates: From October 2019 to December 2020
Hotel based, active adventure holiday in the Galapagos Islands, taking you to the best activities.
We combine snorkelling, biking, trekking, sea kayaking and diving in a unique itinerary taking in the highlights of these magical islands.
Snorkel with playful sea lions, watch sharks and giant manta rays, or just enjoy the company of the Giant Galapagos Tortoise.
Go home with memories that will last a lifetime with our trip, that blends activity, relaxation and enjoyment.
As well as the wildlife, by staying on the islands you get a feel of the culture of the people who live on the Galapagos.
You are sped from highlight to highlight by speedboat, minimising travel times and seasickness risk.
Prices From $2230 / £1784 per person
Dates: From April 2020 to December 2020
The vegetation will change from the humid Andean forests to the high altitude grasslands known as “paramo”. Humming birds and brightly coloured tropical birds accompany you at lower elevations. As you go higher and walk through the grassland look out for wild horses, the Andean Condor, Black Chested Buzzard Eagles, Puna Ibis, and more.
Next is the hilly farming region of Quilotoa, where you visit the colourful market of Saquisili and walk round deep blue crater lakes. The landscape here is stunning, a patchwork of fields across steep mountain sides, with deep gorged out valleys. The many mountain paths that criss-cross the area are ideal for day walks or multi day treks and there is an excellent selection of interesting, comfortable places to stay.We will see several remote villages and see and learn about the traditions and working life of Ecuador’s rural people.
The last few trekking days are spent walking in the Chimborazo Reserve, where Ecuador´s highest volcano, Chimborazo is. The tour ends with an exhilarating train journey on the the Devils Nose, then return to Quito.
Ecuador is one of the best of all the Andean countries for trekking and day walks. You will experience fabulous expansive mountain vistas, volcanoes in all directions, vast open plains, patchwork green fields, deeply gouged out valleys. As well as this enjoy the impressive array of wildlife, a diverse and unusual fauna, rich local culture and interactions with friendly local people. We have planned this route to include interesting places to stay, some historical, colonial haciendas.
These haciendas are old colonial Spanish style farms. They have been adapted to accommodate tourists and visitors in some degree of comfort. Staying at the haciendas gives a good insight into farming life as most are still working farms, and also allow you to experience some excellent Ecuadorian hospitality.
Prices From $1056 / £844.8 per person
Dates: From October 2019 to January 2020
Travel to Manta for wonderful whale watching tours from Puerto Lopez.
Ecuador’s coast provides great whale watching as well as lovely beaches to relax, all within Machalilla National park.
The weather is warm throughout the year – June and the end of September is the best time to see humpback whales.
Even if out of whale watching season you can still visit Puerto Lopez, Machalilla national park, go bird watching, snorkelling and enjoy superb coastal scenery and playing in warm Pacific surf.
You fly in to historic Manta and then explore – see what the local fisherman have caught at sea, head to South America’s only dry tropical forest and investigate the pre-Spanish cultures.
Then travel south to the coastal area of Machalilla, a dry tropical forest with bizarre shaped kapok trees.
Puerto López is a small, charming and somewhat ramshackle fishing town of around 10,000 people which quickly grows on you.
Or try Agua Blanca further inland and hike through the dry forest you reach the humid tropical forest of San Sebastián, great for seeing orchids, birds and monkeys.
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The port of Salango has lazy beach walks, and let’s not forget the humpback whale, a regular visitor to the Ecuadorian coast.
The waters off the province of Manabí, now protected by the national Park of Machalilla, are breeding grounds for this magnificent whale with frequent sightings from June to September.
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We just got home last night from a WONDERFUL, AMAZING trip!!! Thank you so much for your careful planning - everything was excellent, starting from Jorge, our driver in Quito to all the wonderful people that helped us in the Galapagos. Thanks so much, Kat - really, truly! Ecuador is a beautiful country! You really made our trip great!!
S Diaz, USA, Ecuador & Galapagos, 2018
» 5-day Ecuador Family Holiday
Thanks for helping us plan such an amazing trip! We had a wonderful time with very few hiccups during the week!
Highlights: the Galapagos and the boat crew, the cloud forest hikes, the hacienda in Cotopaxi, the lovely guides and tour leaders throughout.
Food was fantastic. Guides were fantastic. Organization and transportation were always spot on. Hacienda Porvenir was spectacular! The boat was great and very comfortable.
And the cloud forest lodge was a very cool experience.
I felt like we stayed in places that were locally-owned and helped to employ people in the community. The guides were all local and knew a great deal of their areas of expertise, so it felt awesome to tip them at the end and know that the money was going to help people that will turn around and teach more foreigners about Ecuador. Not once did I feel like we were in a situation that encouraged water waste or consumption of plastic bottles. The conservation efforts were apparent throughout.
Next time, I will stay longer in Ecuador and add on Otovalo!
Thank you, Tom, for everything!
D Flores, USA, 2018
» Ecuador Highlights 8-Day Holiday
@ecocamp_travel Wow wish we were there!
2nd September, 2020 10:07 am
How do I successfully achieve high altitude acclimatisation? This is the question that anyone travelling to the high altitude Andean areas of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina or Colombia should be asking themselves. Successful acclimatisation will make a huge difference to your visit. It will mean you have a much safer and more enjoyable experience, whether trekking or climbing high Andean peaks. Over the past 25 years I have been up many 5,000 m plus peaks and trekked many fabulous routes in the Andes. I have suffered altitude headaches, lethargy, loss of appetite and certainly lack of breath when trying …
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