Discover Ecuador & Peru

Our goal is to provide an alternative to the standard tours of Ecuador & Peru involving large hotel chains. For us, the true importance of getting to know other worlds lies in meeting and understanding different cultures, traditions, and visions of the world by hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and, most importantly, meeting and interacting with local people.

ECUADOR: This small country boasts a huge diversity of interesting destination: sandy Pacific beaches, snow-capped volcanoes, the lush jungle of the Amazon basin and the remote Galapagos Islands.  Ecuador boasts the world's highest diversity of mammals and birds and a rich cultural heritage stretching back in time before the Incas. 

The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s most visited destinations due to their natural history, outstanding marine reserve, and fascinating endemic species.  On continental Ecuador, the ease of travel from one distinct climatic region is easy and quick.  The tremendous variety of plants and animals, peoples and cultures found from the high Andes to the coast in the West or to the Amazon rainforest in the East are all are within easy reach of the capital, Quito.

PERU:  Peru has it all.  It’s a perfect balance of bucket list sites and hidden gems.  This huge country is the definition of diverse, with over 47 languages spoken, over 4,000 varieties of potato, and over 55 different indigenous communities, spread across rainforest, mountains, coast, and desert.  This diversity creates an enticing cuisine & a richness of culture.

Below are a few sample itineraries showcasing the best of both Ecuador & Peru.

ECUADOR

10 Days: Quito & Galapagos Islands

galapagos islands ecuador

You'll spend a day wandering Quito before heading to the Galapagos to explore 3 islands with hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling.  Superb guiding on this immersive & active adventure!

Starting at $5,355/person sharing

ECUADOR

10 Days: Cotopaxi Summit

Cotopaxi volcano

Cotopaxi is perhaps the most impressive volcano in South America and one of Ecuador's most striking natural icons.  Your journey to the 19,347 ft summit begins with 7 days of acclimation hikes before your summit attempt on the last day.

Starting at $3080/person sharing

PERU

9 Days: Lima & The Sacred Valley

machu picchu peru

Explore the ancient cultures & architecture of the Incas on the journey across Peru.  Visit Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and of course Machu Picchu as you experience local Andean cultures.

Starting at $2800/person sharing

PERU

5 Days: High Andes Trekking

ausangate trek peru

Journey to the high Andes with a breathtaking 5-day trek near Ausangate Mountain (20,945 ft).  This non-technical trek is fully supported with nights spent at high altitude, local lodges.

Starting at $2575/person sharing