From the rich biodiversity of the Amazon basin, the gorgeous peaks of the Andes mountains, the beaches along the Pacific coast, to the incredible Galapagos Islands, Ecuador offers so much for any traveler. EarthTreks’ small retreat centre is in the Mindo Valley, one of the best stops in the whole country & one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. We can literally put together almost anything here, including specialized scientific excursions, etc., so let get in touchto let us know what you had in mind!
Step back in time staying in the historic centre of Quito – the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with endless historical sites & attractions.
Relax in the Papallacta hot springs high up inthe Andes – the best hot springs in South America.
Travel to a Kichwa community in the Amazon to explore the jungle’s diverse flora and fauna, while learning about Kichwa traditions & history.
Explore the stunning waterfalls, fun nightlife and activities, and natural hot springs of Baňos.
Explore the archeological site of Ingapirca – the largest Inca ruins in Ecuador, second in significance only to Machu Picchu.
Take in the architecture, museums & cityscapes of beautiful Cuenca.
View spectacular waterfalls, butterflies, birds and other wildlife, on nature tours through the cloud forests of Mindo.
Discover treasure troves of handcrafts, jewelry, and textiles in the enchanting Indigenous town of Otavalo & rise early to see locals trading at the animal market.
Take in a live folklore music show.
Discover the leather markets of Cotacachi, the woodcarving village of San Antonio de Ibarra, and the picturesque Lake Cuicocha.
Straddle the official Equatorial Line with one foot in each hemisphere.
Enjoy some surfing or beach time on the Pacific coast, in bigger centres or sleepy little fishing villages.
Then there’s the Galapagos Islands, of course, but that province of Ecuador has its own section!