For a small country Ecuador has a truly amazing variety of attractions for the adventurous traveller, and a trekking holiday to Ecuador can take many forms.
On the mainland, the country is bisected by the spine of the Andes, including some of the highest peaks in South America and perfect volcanic cones – indeed the main north-south road in Ecuador is called the Avenue of the Volcanoes. If you want a real challenge have a look at the ascent of Cayambe, the ultimate trekking holiday in Ecuador.
Another side of Ecuador is the Galapagos Islands, the remarkable archipelago far into the Pacific Ocean. Exploring the islands and their unique wildlife is usually done by boat. However, the largest island, Isabela, is quite mountainous, an excellent place to combine wildlife viewing with some relatively easy walking.
Ecuador Walking Adventure Holidays
14 DaysfromUSD 6,999
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
A unique trek amid the volcanic Galapagos archipelago
A fantastic week in Tuscany, the family who ran the Agriturismo were delightful and could not be more friendly, considerate and helpful. The accommodation is fairly basic,but clean and comfortable (as expected). We were worried prior to the trip about the weather, but it turned out to be sunny most of the week! The itinery was just amazing, varied and with some quite incredible walks; especially the last day hiking up Monte Sumbra – unforgetable! The walking group was a great cross section of people, and many laughs were had over the week…..all I can say is it is a ‘must do’ trip!
Walks well paced and enjoyable. Guide ensured excellent teamwork. However, due to unseasonal heavy rains the accommodation was unsatisfactory. Despite several requests the owner of the farmhouse refused to turn on any heating. This not only made our nights uncomfortably cold, but gave no opportunity for our wet clothing, bath towels, etc., to dry. In addition we were unable to sit outside and there was no communal area inside to gather. The swimming pool was not ready for our use. I contacted Candice who though sympathetic, was unable to resolve the situation.
We hiked with a fabulous, congenial and like-minded group. We all got on so well. Our comradery made the trip fun and stimulating. The Villa Casalta is an odd place. Exodus needs to do a site visit or just scrap this villa and look elsewhere.