International Expeditions invites you to tour Ecuador on our new 10-day journey into the astounding biodiversity, rich cultural heritage and wild beauty of this small country. Under the care of our seasoned naturalist guides, search for a variety of birdlife in the protected reserves and hike deep into the mysterious, lush cloud forest. Stroll past Colonial churches and former haunts of the Inca and Cañari before indulging yourself in steaming tropical hot springs at Papallacta. This comprehensive itinerary combines culture, nature, adventure and relaxation all within the inspiring confines of Ecuador.
IE’s new Ecuador tour travels through a variety of ecosystems, including mangroves, dry forest, cloud forest and the lush Amazon rainforest. As you explore these premier wildlife areas and protected habitats, watch for horned screamer, chestnut-fronted macaw, black-headed parrot, blue-crowned trogon and glowing puffleg. Plus, you may also spot pink freshwater dolphin, giant otter and monk saki.
Explore Cuenca the “Athens” of Ecuador’s southern sierra, where cobblestone streets lead you past neo-gothic cathedrals and Inca plazas to quaint shops where local artisans create Panama hats, jewelry and ceramics. Quito’s famed Plaza de la Independence is the ideal place to soak up the colonial grandeur of fascinating baroque churches and convents, while just steps away the town divides into a sleek, modern area of contemporary architecture.