Community-Based Tours

Get to know the people of Ecuador! The following tour operators specialize in community-based tourism, allowing you to experience the fascinating cultures of Ecuador, whether they be in the Andes highlands, on the coast or in the Amazon rainforest.

Latin Trails – See, listen, smell, touch and taste Ecuador. Biking, horseback riding, hiking, community stays and yoga. Soft adventures and off the beaten path travel. Focus on custom designed and interactive travel experiences, so you can immerse yourself in Ecuador and the rest of South America, be it a Galapagos cruise, Amazon adventure, Machu Picchu expedition, a Titicaca lake cruise… In Partnership with NGO MCCH (Maquita Cushunchic), most itineraries are community-based and support local cultures, by helping develop sustainable economies through tourism. Community lodge stays in the Andes, the Amazon and the Pacific coast beaches of Ecuador. Make your new adventure a fair trade experience as well.

Sani Lodge – perched on an oxbow lake deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon between Cuyabeno Natural Reserve and Yasuní National Park, Sani Lodge is what comes to mind when one thinks of the perfect ecological getaway amidst virgin Amazon rainforest. At Sani Lodge, we go out of our way to provide a unique Amazon rainforest experience. All of our jungle adventures at Sani will be guided by a bilingual, naturalist as well as a knowledgeable native guide who will customize your activities to the needs and desires of your group.