Trekking in Ecuador
Good things definitely do come in small packages. Although one of the smallest countries in South America, Ecuador offers a diverse landscape of mountains, rainforest and coast to explore. Straddling the equator, Ecuador delivers incredible cultures, unusual wildlife and stunning scenery in excess.
|With the Andes running down the central spine of the country, the Amazon rainforest bursting with biodiversity dominating the eastern side, the vibrant azure Pacific coastline to the west, and the legendary Galapagos Islands out in the Pacific Ocean, you will find yourself spoilt for choice.
With such an awesome range of activities available, our trekking in Ecuador expeditions are rewarding and inspiring, but be warned – they are only suitable for those fit and ready to take on a challenge.
Trekking in Ecuador - acclimatisation phaseUpon arrival you will enjoy spending some time settling into the area, gaining confidence and preparing your fitness for the challenges ahead. A wide range of short treks are available. With mountains to ascend, lakes to visit and cloudforests to explore the acclimatisation phase promises to be as much fun as the main phase of the trekking in Ecuador expedition.
Trekking in Ecuador – main phaseThe main phase of your trekking in Ecuador expedition can be selected depending on the objectives of your group. If you are up for a challenge then there are a range of volcano summits to reach. Equally as exciting are the opportunities to explore the Amazon rainforest in depth. Travel on foot and canoe camping in bamboo huts as night falls. Become immersed in nature and learn from the expert local guides.
Trekking in Ecuador – work, rest and play!Once you’ve finished trekking in Ecuador you have the opportunity to give something back to the country by taking part in one of many established World Challenge projects. You can choose to help in schools and communities or take part in conservation projects to protect the delicate rainforest. You can make a difference even if you only have a few days to spare.
When it comes to relaxing, teams are spoilt for choice.You could visit the colourful markets, spend time at Isla de la Plata (also known as the poor man’s Galapagos), go whale watching, or white-water rafting.
Ecuador may be tiny but it packs a lot in. If you are looking for a challenge with varied terrain, plenty of opportunities to meet the wildlife and vibrant cultures then trekking in Ecuador is for you.
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