Ecuador tours - rural tourism and community based tours, volunteer trips and tours with volunteer opportunities - responsible tourism - sustainable travel.

Ecuador Tours - Galapagos Islands travel and Amazon cruises:

Tours and travel to Ecuador and other South America countries, custom itineraries for groups and individuals, responsible tourism and soft adventures for all ages

Galapagos Islands Cruises and tours, yachts, expedition ships, hotels and dive resorts:

Tours and travel to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador with an Ecotourism company, we are experts in leading expeditions to the Galapagos Islands with naturalist guides.

South America - Central American - Travel Directory

South and Central America travel directory and index of tours, hotels, cruises, transportation, vacation planners, trip guides, tour operators for organizing your travels to Latin America.

Galapagos Islands tour and cruises travel planner:

Galapagos Islands travel planner, description of the islands, tourist activities and sites, hotels, cruises and tours around the Enchanted Isles.


Amazon river cruises in Ecuador on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer:

Amazon riverboat eco tours to visit indigenous communities and tribes, birdwatching and adventure in company of naturalist guides..

Ecuador travel transportation and tour guides :

Find Ecuador vans for charter and guides for hire, custom tours for groups individuals, Color Bus Line is a supplier for many international wholesalers.

Galapagos Journey Fleet

Galapagos travel & luxury cruises:

We operate the brand new (July 2006) M/C Anahi Catamaran, this boat replaces one of the older boats of our Galapagos fleet, we have 20 years experience offering unique wilderness trips, our guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park and offer passionate onsight and classroom style lectures. The M/C Anahi will offer a new level of comfort and service in the Islands with our pampered adventures.

Ecuador Mainland Hotel, Lodges & Hacienda Listing and Reservation Center

Ecuador's major cities hotel directory and booking site. From five star international brands to local hacienda lodges, there is an option for every taste. By personally inspecting each hotel and having close ties with them, here you will find the best deals for your nights in mainland Ecuador.

Online Travel Guide for Ecuador Travel

Your complete guide to the country of the four worlds. Our consultants will happily assist you from accommodations to tours, transfers to meals, and everything in between to assure you have a memorable Ecuador travel experience!

Galapagos Travel Advisor

Complete Comprehensive Galapagos Islands Travel Adviser

Find all you need to plan the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway. Here you will find a list of must see attractions, accommodations in the archipelago's main islands, cruise tours and other alternatives. This travel advisor is an invaluable tool for anyone visiting the Enchanted Islands.

Cruise & Hotel Based Galapagos Island Tour Directory

The Galapagos Islands are pretty much in any travel lover's bucket list. They appeal to nature enthusiasts, geologist fans, bird watchers, divers and pretty much any other adventurer looking for something out of the ordinary. Here you will find tours and options that can fulfill any of these people's highest expectations.

Galapagos Islands Hotel Index and Booking Site

Traditionally, the Galapagos Islands have been explored onboard cruises. Today though, it is possible to enjoy the Island's many treasures by staying in one of the many accommodations present in the archipelago's main three main islands. One of these rooms, bungalows, suites or cabins will be the perfect complement to a day filled with exploration.

Community based tours and volunteer trips

There are many sustainable travel programs available in Ecuador, there are many opportunities to share experiences and help local community tourism projects. We have created a database of travel programs that are support local community efforts and offer post trip volunteership opportunities.

Please browse the diferent community travel itinerary suggestions we have included below:

Community stay sharing time with an indigenous family, 2 or more days
A once in a lifetime experience, you will have the opportunity to stay at one of our community lodges and speet/ecuador-andes-community-stay-2nd time with an indigenous family. You will be invited to participate in their everyday activities, helping take care of livestock or farming the fields. We offer you the opportunity to experience in depth the indigenous side of Ecuador.

Agro and Rural Tourism cultural tour 19 days
A true cultural immersion into the heart of Ecuador, you will cross the Andes and learn about the diferent indigenous groups, their agricultural practices, their culture and their relationship with their environment. This tour includes university lectures, visits to community projects, indigenous markets and unique Andean landscapes.

Rio Muchacho Organic Farm and coastal lifestyle tour 3 days : You will be guided in Rio Muchacho by the native guide and his family.
Accommodation is in a cabin by the stream or in one of the other creatively built sleeping areas. The best of typical food is prepared from the harvest and cooked over an open fire.

Choco coastal rainforest and andes adventure, community and jungle tour experience, 6 days :
Our primary area of operation, the tropical Ecuadorian Chocó of Esmeraldas, is known as a World Biodiversity Hotspot. Home to countless endangered and endemic species, it is one of the last coastal rainforests of its kind. At the same time, it is home to two distinct traditional cultures, Afro-Ecuadorian and Chachi. We also visit the Otavalo indigenous people and even spend some time at the home of an indigenous family.

Choco rainforest natural history tour, 4 days :
Our primary area of operation, the tropical Ecuadorian Chocó of Esmeraldas, is known as a World Biodiversity Hotspot. Home to countless endangered and endemic species, it is one of the last coastal rainforests of its kind. At the same time, it is home to two distinct traditional cultures, Afro-Ecuadorian and Chachi.

Kapawi jungle lodge - Ecuador Achuar sanctuary 4 days : Kapawi Lodge is located in the most remote area of the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin. Upon flying in from Quito to Wayusentsa, you take a 90 minute motorized canoe ride to the jungle lodge, from which you will discover the abundant wildlife and rich culture of the local Achuar Indians.

Kapawi jungle lodge - Amazon Achuar project 5 days : The Kapawi Project began in 1993 with its main goal was to provide economic sustainability and jobs for the Achuar Indians in the region.
With a local guide you choose a program designed to meet your interests and physical ability. Activities include hiking, bird watching, kayaking & canoe trips, fishing, camping, Achuar Community visits, caiman watching and night hikes.

Sani lodge community experience 4 days : REMOTELY PERCHED ON AN OXBOW LAKE in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, Sani Lodge awaits you.... Deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle you will find a mysterious lake called Challuacocha, where floating water hyacinths and grasses obscure the shores...

Sani lodge community experience 5 days
: Same as above with an extra day at the community to learn more about the Amazon and its people.

Gareno Amazon lodge huaroni culture and rainforest wilderness 4 days : In september 2000 the travel agency "Guaponi" and a Quichua family signed a contract with the federation of the Huaoranis (ONHAE) to build the Lodge in their territory. It is a community project, to build up a good working community with medical assistance and education. As our guests in the Lodge, you will be giving direct help to the Huaorani community of Gareno, since half of the entrance fee directly to the federation, benefiting all Huaoranis.