Outdoor Activities in Ecuador and the Galapagos

Ecuador offers a myriad of wondrous natural and cultural environments to be explored. Nowhere else in Latin America can you find such a diversity of landscapes, playscapes, climates, and cultures in such a compact and easily accessible area.

Between the Andes mountains, the Amazon rainforest, the Galapagos Islands, coastal beaches, and mangrove forests, outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the incredible variety of adventures to choose from.

From late-night wildlife to peoples who have lived out in the wild for millennia, Ecuador is a great place to meet interesting folks in remarkable places.

Here are just a few of the many things to do in Ecuador:

With so many options, there is something for everyone in Ecuador and the Galapagos!

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Flamingo on Isla Isabela, Galapagos Islands, by Jason Halberstadt

Use EcuadorExplorer.com to plan your trip with one of these recommended tour operators:

Adventure Life – specializes in cruises to the Galapagos Islands, tours of Ecuador and trips that combine Ecuador’s Galapagos with Peru’s Machu Picchu.

Columbus Travel – is one of Ecuador’s leading tour operators. They have an excellent reputation dating back to the 1990’s and offer a diverse selection of trips to Galapagos and tours to the Ecuador Mainland including the Amazon rainforest. They offer trips in all price ranges from economical to luxury tours that use top-shelf accommodation and guides.

Bertini Tours –  Bertini Tours offers mini-tours, tailor-made tours, city tours, and extra services like airport pick-up and drop-off. In addition to customized tour packages, Bertini Tours also offer spectacular Galapagos Cruise Tours on outstanding cruise ships. At Bertini Tours, you’ll find a wide selection of tours to the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador.

Galapagos Cruises 2017-2018  – by EQ Touring. Travel to the Galapagos Islands with the advantages of a Charter cruise: Complete privacy and reduced costs per person.

Adventurous kayaker taking the plunge Ecuadorian style. Photo by Ríos Ecuador.

Imagine Ecuador – A German – Ecuadorian Tour Operator and Travel Agency based in Baños which offers tours to the Galapagos IslandsAmazon Rainforest Jungle trips, and all around Ecuador for every budget. Specialized in whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, canyoning, biking and other outdoor adventures. They also offer family vacations and honeymoon tours and tailor packages to your needs.

Updated September 1, 2017