Ecuador Eco-Tours

Ecotourism in Ecuador has grown extremely popular in recent years. To take advantage of this boom many tour agencies and hotels have slapped the prefix “eco” in front of their names in an effort to attract clients. To know if you are really getting the ecological experience that you’ve been promised, check out Ecuador Explorer.com’s definition of “eco”.

Latin Excursions – and CEO Eric Sheets have a long-established reputation for designing high-end exclusive ecologically-focused tours and cruise adventures to the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador. If you want a unique experience not available anywhere else, Eric is the guy to call.

Surtrek – has organized eco-tours to the Galapagos for families, groups, and independent travelers for over 25 years. Their founder and CEO Alfonzo Tandazo has been an active and influential member of the local travel community for decades. They also have an extensive number of Galapagos cruise options that are all bookable on their website.

Small Ship Luxury Cruises – are specialists in matching the perfect luxury-class yacht or small ship and providing you with a travel concierge service that assists you with every detail of your responsible trip to assure a seamless luxury-class experience.

Ecuador Unlimited – offers a wide variety of eco-tours ranging from the rainforest of the Amazon to the cloudforests near Quito. A large selection of Galapagos cruise options are easily bookable online.

Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders – takes you to the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon and Ecuadorian Cloudforest organizing all the logistics to discover the country’s top rainforest eco-lodges.

Adventure Life Galapagos Eco-Tours – offers Galapagos tours on yachts or land-based multi-sport adventures. They can assist travelers in selecting quality Galápagos eco-tours & ensuring the uniqueness of the Galapagos is preserved for future generations. Part of your travel cost goes directly to grassroots conservation efforts in Galapagos.

El Monte – offers charming riverside cabins in the Cloudforest surrounding Mindo. El Monte, owned by an Ecuadorian-American couple, provides an array of activities including, horseback riding, hiking, swimming in natural pools, birding, and whitewater inner tubing down the Mindo river. At the end of the day savor home-cooking by candlelight and listen to the night sounds of the forest.

Green Horse Ranch – offers horseback rides from 1 to 10 days through many of Ecuador’s most beautiful and biologically diverse areas. Experienced, multi-lingual guides lead all trips and the Ranch’s horses are sensible and people-friendly. Green Horse tours start in an ancient volcano near Quito, which is part of a National Park with amazing landscapes and historic sites. Green Horse also offers an optional visit to the Ecuadorian monument La Mitad del Mundo. All tours include full transport, entrance fees, and great meals.

Latin Trails – See, listen, smell, touch and taste Ecuador. Enjoy biking, horseback riding, hiking, community stays, or 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, or even a Titicaca lake cruise. Many itineraries are community-based and support local cultures, by helping develop sustainable economies through tourism.

Sacha Lodge – is a dream for wildlife lovers. Primary Amazon Rainforest, a birdwatching tower, a butterfly nursery, an extensive network of trails, and comfortable accommodations make Sacha Lodge one of the world´s premier eco-lodges.