WHY THIS TRIP
The Ecuador and Galapagos Quest is a very fun, thrilling, and efficient way to experience everything this diverse country has to offer. Travelers will be on the move and exploring each destination in a different way.
In just 10 days, you can explore nearly all of Ecuador’s amazing ecosystems and natural highlights by biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and snorkeling. You’ll be exploring Ecuador’s famous volcanoes, Galapagos wildlife, rainforests, indigenous markets, and beautiful rivers snaking through cloudforests. It’s an ideal combination of wildlife viewing, witnessing local culture, exploring different landscapes, and heart-pumping thrills.
Your naturalist, adventure guide is certified and specializes in each of the activities on the tour. With your guide, you’ll be mountain biking down volcanoes, rafting down world-class whitewater rivers, snorkeling with Galapagos wildlife, and hiking to high Andean lakes. NeoTropic Expeditions (formerly Ecuador Adventure) is the original adventure operator in Ecuador and they have a long history of operating world-class adventure tours in every region of the country. While you don’t need to be an expert in any of these sports, some experience will go a long ways in terms of your enjoyment.
At night, you’ll relax in modest lodges that are simple but comfortable. Accommodations are a mix of haciendas and locally owned boutique lodges, plus one night staying at the Papallacta Hot Springs where you can soak and unwind. Altogether, it’s a well-priced tour for travelers who like to be comfortable, but don’t need a lot of frills since they prefer to be outdoors and exploring.
The aim of this tour to get you out and experiencing the wonders of Ecuador, in person and not from behind a bus window. This unique journey lets you see, interact with, and experience the wonderful diversity of this fascinating country.
LOCAL OPERATOR: NeoTropic Expeditions
A pioneer of the multisport experience in the Galapagos, Quito-based NeoTropic Expeditions (formerly Ecuador Adventure) provides meaningful, fun and safe eco-adventure experiences reflecting the company’s strong commitment to sustainable eco-tourism in Ecuador.