Ecuador tours are an essential part of an itinerary in the country. The incredible amount of diversity packed into a country the size of Colorado means that a trip to Ecuador is guaranteed to be an educational experience. Make the most of your trip by taking tours and hiring local guides to learn the most during an excursion. Two of the top choices include tours of Quito, the capital city, or Ecuador adventure tours. Outdoor enthusiasts will love river rafting through the Amazon, hiking to the top of volcanoes, or horseback riding along the coast. Tours will all expose you to local culture faster than if you planned an independent excursion.
Across the country, there are endless options for Ecuador tours, many of which revolve around the amazing scenery. Ask at your hotel or hostel for recommendations and you will soon find yourself heading out into one of Ecuador’s stunning landscapes with a private guide to illuminate a range of details you would miss otherwise. Some of the most popular Ecuador adventure tours include a hike along the Quilotoa Loop, mountain biking tours through the national parks, mountain climbing at one of the many volcanoes, or white water rafting through class IV and V rapids. If you are seeking the type of trip that will keep the thrills coming, Ecuador is the place to go.
If you’re more interested in history and culture than adventure, tours of Quito will be a perfect fit. Depending on your price range, there are a variety of tours to choose from. The best tour will be hiring a local guide who can tailor a tour to your interests. If you don’t want to splurge, there are also many organized tours of Quito you can join. Itineraries for walking tours or bus tours include the top monuments in the city, details about history and culture, a visit to the best restaurants in Quito, and even transportation. Recommendations from your hotel will ensure that a tour will meet your expectations.
Most Ecuador tours take place outside of the cities however. The diverse landscape of Ecuador begs for a knowledgeable tour guide, who can reveal details on the local flora and fauna. Certain terrain can be challenging even for experienced hikers, so having a guide along for your trek can be a real safety net. Ecuador adventure tours can be planned for a few hours or a few days, it is completely up to your individual preferences. The biggest obstacle many travelers face is the availability of bilingual tour guides, as they are in very high demand especially during the popular travel season of June through September.
From kayaking to cliff diving, white water rafting to horseback riding, there is an endless number of adventure tours available in Ecuador. To complete the experience, take a cruise or flight over to the Galapagos Islands and stare in wonder at giant turtles or ancient looking reptiles. Whether you want to join a bird watching tour or scuba dive off Ecuador’s shores, joining a tour group or hiring a guide will ensure that you have a safe, educational, and fun experience.