Ecuador activity holiday
Description of Ecuador activity holiday
This tailor made week in Ecuador is ideal for families, school parties and adventurous friends who are looking to get outdoors and active within an amazing array of exhilarating environments.
Although Ecuador is relatively small it still packs one heck of a punch in terms of variety with numerous volcanic landscapes providing an absolute playground for adventure activities, such as mountain biking in Cotopaxi National Park and rafting on the Toachi and Blanco rivers
As this suggested holiday itinerary can be tailor made all year round, you get to pick a time of year that fits in with your plans as well as deciding upon which activities and which level of exertion best suits your expectations.
Starting in Quito you’ll be invited to discover Ecuador’s Spanish colonial heritage and ecclesiastical architecture prior to heading out into the countryside where cultural contrasts within highland farming villages ensure you get to see all sides of Ecuador against some lusciously fertile volcanic landscapes.
Forget the South American heavyweights and expensive offshore alternatives, an activity holiday in Ecuador is all set to be one of the next big things, just make sure you keep it under your toquilla straw hat.
1 Reviews of Ecuador activity holiday
Reviewed on 25 Mar 2016 by Caroline Blagg
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
White water rafting
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Ecuador is a lovely country and well worth spending a week there before heading to the Galapagos.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Planet and peopleWe operate this trip in conjunction with an ecologically aware tour operator in Ecuador.
Our staff are local with an excellent knowledge of the area. Our guides hold informal talks to inform about and discuss aspects of local life. This helps understanding of the area and appreciation of the people who live there. We support the local economy by using local transport on this trip and always using locally owned and run accommodation and restaurants.
When trekking we buy fresh local produce. In preference we choose local over imported goods, encouraging the use of Andean products in our cooking. On our treks we minimize waste by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter and keeping all water sources clean, leaving camp-sites cleaner than we find them. Rubbish is carried out.
We support the Tourism Concern Porters Policy in Peru and are involved with the social project Huchuy Yachaq. We are happy to distribute your donations of much needed warm clothes and shoes to children through this organization - please contact us for details of how you can help. Volunteers are welcome to work on the project.
We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.