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Why is Ecuador a great place for an active and adventurous vacation?

Ecuador offers unique wildlife and dramatic landscapes in one small country. You can go from the Amazon to the Andes in a few hours. Ecuador provides , interesting flavors, and ecotourism experiences together with adventure activities.

What are the top active and adventurous activities to do in Ecuador? 

Mindo is the perfect place start your Ecuador adventure. Mindo  offers numerous birds, butterflies, and more. It’s packed with adreline inducing activities such as climbing the Cotopaxi Volcano. Visit the Quilotoa Lagoon inside a volcano crater,  ride the train “Nariz del Diablo” “The Devils Nose” known as the world’s most exciting train journey . Stop in Banos, located in the  Ecuadorian Andes for white water rafting, kayaking and more.

Galapagos is an adventure itself. Discover the islands, along unique species of wildlife, swim with sharks, dive with sea lions, walk with sea iguanas and blue-footed boobies, have breakfast with all types of birds. Galapagos is the place to be.

 

Active & Adventurous

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos for Explorers

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover cloud forests and volcanoes, architectural and cultural treasures, and witness the wonders of the Galapagos on an expedited yachting adventure as you are welcomed to ‘Primavera Eternal’.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,678
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Quito & the Ecuadorian Amazon

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the natural and cultural highlights of mainland Ecuador. Explore the colonial corridors of the capital Quito before cruising the Ecuadorian Amazon to see the world’s most famous rainforest. Back in Quito, you’ll visit nearby hot-springs and one of South America’s most colourful markets.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,561
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Peru and the Galapagos

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to South America and explore two iconic countries on one amazing, tailor-made journey. Start in Peru where you’ll venture into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore Machu Picchu. Soon after, it's off to Ecuador where you’ll tour historic Quito before enjoying four nights on land in one of nature’s greatest playgrounds, the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,850
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Quito, Otavalo & the Galapagos

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the top highlights of Ecuador on this journey from the mainland to the Galapagos. Explore the preserved old town of Quito and barter in the colourful Indigenous markets of Otavalo before connecting to the Galapagos to explore the volcanic landscapes of Isabela and Santa Cruz.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,769
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Ecuador: Quito, Cotopaxi, Cuenca & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to Ecuador and explore the beauty of this country from the Andes to the coast. Starting in Quito, enjoy the best of the region, including small towns and majestic volcanoes, then continue to Guayaquil, "the Pearl of the Pacific."
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,386
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Incredible Ecuador: Cloudforest and Cotopaxi

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: See the highlights of the Ecuadorian mainland on this week-long vacation. Explore Quito, home to the best-preserved colonial centre in South America, visit the Equator, go birdwatching in the Mindo Cloud Forest, and hike the foothills of indomitable Cotopaxi Volcano.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,859
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cruising the Galapagos: M/V The Galapagos Elite

    DELUXE | CRUISE: The M/V Galapagos Elite is specifically designed for sailing the waters of the enchanted islands. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, it provides its guests with a steady, safe cruise without the rocking and swaying common to the older, single-hulled yachts that dominated the island cruise industry for decades.
    Duration:
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,744
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Andes to Amazon

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Goway's Andes to Amazon exclusive escape visits Quito, the owls of Parque Condor, indomitable Cotopaxi National Park and Banos - found in the foothills of Tungurahua volcano - before exploring the Amazon. A once-in-a-lifetime expedition, you're invited to discover the wonders of Ecuador.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,976
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Avenue of the Volcanoes Ecuador

    Venture along the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes to discover the mountainous mainland of Ecuador. You’ll pass by volcanic peaks, hike to crater rims, ride the Devil’s Nose switchback railroad, and explore the Incan fortress of Ingapirca as well as several Indigenous markets along the way.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,346
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Avenue of the Volcanoes: Quito to Cuenca

    Journey along Ecuador’s famed Avenue of the Volcanoes on this adventurous vacation from Quito to Cuenco. Pass by seven volcanic peaks more than 5,000m high, ride the Devil’s Nose switchback railroad, and explore the Incan fortress of Ingapirca, as well as the historical town of Cuenca.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,600
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
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  • Banos & Antisana Escape

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Expand your trip to Ecuador by spending a few days in one of the country’s most exciting regions. Not for the feint of heart, Banos and Antisana are known for more than just their natural Andean beauty, and in particular, for the range of heart-pounding adventure activities on offer.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,407
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cruising the Galapagos M/C Archipel I

    Explore the biodiverse Galapagos Islands on an 8-day itinerary aboard the M/C Archipel I. Enjoy the first-class accommodations of this 4-star vessel as you venture through the world’s greatest natural playground and spot blue-footed boobies, Galapagos Penguins, and Giant Tortoises.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,250
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Cruising the Galapagos: M/Y Reina Silva

    Explore the natural playground of the Galapagos Islands aboard a deluxe yacht that takes you on an 8-day journey through the islands. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and expert guidance as you spot blue-footed boobies, Galapagos Penguins, and Giant Tortoises on these volcanic islands.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,715
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Cruising the Galapagos: M/C Archipel II

    Explore the world’s greatest natural playground on this journey through the Galapagos Islands aboard Archipel II. Enjoy 5-star accommodations aboard the cruise vessel and explore the biodiverse islands, hiking across the volcanic landscape and seeing the incredible animals that call it home.
    Duration:
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,745
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Cruising the Galapagos: M/C Origin

    Choose from two 8-day itineraries and uncover the natural secrets of the Galapagos Islands. 13 crew members cater to just 20 passengers, ensuring a personalised and informative experience as you learn about the unique land, sea, and bird life of this living evolutionary marvel.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,809
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Cruising the Galapagos: M/Y Infinity

    DELUXE | CRUISE: The M/Y Infinity exceeds everything seen before. High performance, unrivaled comfort, respect for the environment, and stunning style all combine to ensure that the Infinity is one of the most ideal modern yachts for exploring the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,990
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Finch Bay by Land or Sea

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy an island getaway in the Galapagos Islands. Staying in the 4-star eco-friendly accommodations of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, you’ll enjoy the freedom of the beach and have the opportunity to see giant tortoises, follow in the footsteps of Darwin, and explore the incredible natural wonders of the Galapagos.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,294
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Galapagos Family Safari Camp

    Escape on the ultimate family getaway to a luxury safari camp in the Galapagos Islands. Staying at the Galapagos Tented Safari Camp, you and your family will explore the archipelago, cross volcanic landscapes, and spot exciting and beloved animal species like Galapagos penguins, blue-footed boobies, and Giant Tortoises.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,504
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Beach & Island Escapes, Family Vacations
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  • Galapagos Island Hopping

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the world-famous Galapagos on this island-hopping journey by land. Combining island stays with day trips, you’ll explore volcanic landscapes and snorkel through tropical waters, spotting incredible wildlife like whitetip reef sharks, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises along the way.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,615
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Galapagos Magic Camp Tortoise Reserve

    Enhance your Galapagos cruise with an overnight stay at Galapagos Magic Camp, set far away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. Enjoy quiet, natural accommodations in the Santa Cruz Highlands and share the company of hundreds of Giant Tortoises that call the hillside home.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 587
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Family Vacations
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  • Galapagos Safari Camp

    Venture to a discrete luxury camp in the pristine wilderness of the Galapagos Islands. Staying at the Galapagos Tented Safari Camp, you’ll head on daily excursions to the nearby islands to cross volcanic landscapes and spot animal species like Galapagos penguins, blue-footed boobies, and Giant Tortoises.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,405
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Haciendas of Ecuador: San Agustin de Callo

    Journey just over an hour south of Quito to find the Hacienda of San Agustin de Callo. Enjoy the deluxe accommodations built on the site of an Incan palace and explore the nearby volcanic landscape of Cotopaxi National Park, hiking crater rims and visiting Indigenous marketplaces.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,741
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Haciendas of Ecuador: Zuleta

    Venture north of Quito to spend a couple nights at Zuleta, a gorgeous 17th-century hacienda that’s among Ecuador’s finest properties. You’ll also visit the Indigenous market town of Otavalo, hike alongside a crater lake, and have the freedom of the working farm to meet vaqueros and enjoy the natural surroundings.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,621
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Stopovers/City Breaks
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  • Hakuna Matata Amazon Jungle Lodge

    Tena is the ideal destination for nature and adventure enthusiasts, Hakuna Matata Lodge is perfectly settled in 150 hectare’s of private land only 3 hours away from Quito. Built on the shores of the crystal-clear Inchillaqui River, Hakuna Matata Lodge is a haven beautifully set among the Andes and the Amazon.
    Duration:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 798
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide
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  • M/C Endemic Galapagos Cruise: 5 Days

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Venture through the Galapagos Islands to see soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and frolicking sea lions. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, the M/C Endemic, you’ll enjoy world-class comforts and amenities as you cruise through the islands, exploring volcanic landscapes and spotting wildlife.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,910
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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