Ecuador, your premier adventure destination

Adventures

From Sea to Sky, Ecuador has endless opportunities for trekking. Adventure seekers will enjoy exploring rarely visited regions in our “off the beaten track” adventure treks. We will ensure we preserve and protect the natural beauty of the areas we are visiting. Equally important is to respect the cultures that we come in contact with.

Feature Trek

Feature Trek
Region Zumbahua to Tambo
Altitude 3,800m - 4,200m
Duration 7 Day Adventure
Best Weather June to September/December to February

This "off the beaten track" adventure takes us over rarely visited paramo, sparsely populated with Quechua speaking Llama farmers.

Rolling green hills and peaks jutting up from nowhere, surround the tiny village of Zumbahua. Hiking opportunities are plentiful in this spectacular area.

Oyacachi to El Chaco Trail

Oyacachi to El Chaco Trail
Region Northern Highlands
Rating Challenging
Altitude 1,600 - 3,200m
Duration 5 Days
Best Weather November to February

This challenging trek takes you on a prehistoric trading route beginning in the Sierra and ending in the Oriente, passing through the wilderness of the Cayambe-Coca Reserve.

Piedra Blanca to Salinas

Piedra Blanca to Salinas
Region Western Foot of the Andes to Central Highlands
Rating Challenging
Altitude 500 - 3,500m
Duration 6 days
Best Weather July to November

This challenging excursion takes us through small rural villages along traditional trade routes used since the pre-Inca times. Piedra Blanca is a small community of approximately 20 families scattered throughout the forested valley in the western foot of the Andes. In Piedra Blanca we will spend a day exploring waterfalls, lagoons, and towering white cliffs. After trekking to Salinas, we will visit the co-operative factories famous for producing cheese, salami, chocolate and rough spun sweaters.

*Add on Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador’s only coastal national park.

Parque Nacional Sangay

Parque Nacional Sangay
Region Central Highlands
Rating Moderate
Altitude 3,150 - 4,200m
Duration 4 to 7 days
Best Weather November to February

As we trek to El Altar Crater, we will enjoy awesome views of the surrounding peaks, and perhaps see Condors soaring above. Beyond the crater lake of El Altar, there is the opportunity to hike further into the beautiful wilds of this little explored area.

Trek De Condor

Trek De Condor
Region Central Highlands
Rating Moderate to Challenging
Altitude 3,600 - 4,400m
Duration 7 Days
Best Weather June to January

This classic trek takes you below the peaks of Antisana, Sincholagua, Ruminahui and Cotopaxi. In addition to lava flows, glaciated peaks, paramo and cloud forest, you may see the Condor.

Zumbahua to Tambo Loma

Zumbahua to Tambo Loma
Region Central Highlands
Rating Moderate to Challenging
Altitude 2,900 - 4,420m
Duration 7 Days
Best Weather June to September/December to February

This trek takes us over rarely visited paramo, sparsely populated with Quechua speaking farmers who raise llama. After passing through several Indigenous villages, we will be at the base of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest mountain.

Volcan Cotopaxi

Volcan Cotopaxi
Region Central Highlands
Rating Challenging
Altitude 4,600 - 5,897m
Duration 7 Days
Best Weather December to March

Summit Volcan Cotopaxi Via the lesser travelled southern route. We will ensure that you have ample time to practise basic mountaineering skills, and acclimatize.

Saraguro to Yacuambi Trek

Saraguro to Yacuambi Trek
Region Southern Highlands
Rating Moderate
Altitude 1,000 - 3,400m
Duration 5 Days
Best Weather September to February

Trek along a pre-Columbian trail on this premier Andes to Amazon trek.

Parque Nacional Caja

Parque Nacional Caja
Region Southern Highlands
Rating Moderate
Altitude 3,100 - 4,160m
Duration Day Hikes or Multi-Day Treks
Best Weather August to February

This stunning moor-like paramo has over 200 lakes. Hiking excursions include trout fishing, unique bird watching and rugged camping.

Inca Road to Ingapirca

Inca Road to Ingapirca
Region Southern Highlands
Rating Moderate
Altitude 3,100 - 4,300m
Duration 5 Days
Best Weather June to December

From Achupallas trek the Inca road to Ingaprica, Ecuador’s most important Inca ruin. Experience Andean rural life, trekking on part of the ancient Inca road which originally extended over 5,000 kilometres from Quito to Talca, Chile. We will explore the Inca ruin at the end of our trek.

Atillo to Achupallas

Atillo to Achupallas
Region Southern Highlands
Rating Moderate to Challenging
Altitude 3,320 - 4,300m
Duration 7 Days
Best Weather June to December

Atillo to Achupallas is far off the beaten track. This spectacular area, rarely visited by outsiders, has beautiful lakes, alpine peaks and opportunities for bird watching and exploring.

*Extend this hike by continuing along the Inca road to Ecuador’s most important Inca site; Ingapirca.

 

These are just a small sampling of the trekking opportunities in Ecuador. Combine a trek with mountain biking, snorkelling and whale watching for the ultimate adventure experience.

Paramo - Ande's high altitude grasslands and scrublands, characterized by dense thickets of small trees. The Polyepis species of tree is most common in the paramo, being on of the highest growing trees in the world. The plant life, grasses and trees found here have adapted to the harsh highland environment. Specialized habitat unique to the neo-tropics is found only in the area beginning from the highlands of Costa Rica to Northern Peru.