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Andean Highlands of Ecuador Tours

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An expedition through the Andean Higlands of Ecuador offers a wealth of interesting places to explore. A trip down the famous “Avenue of the Volcanoes” reveals snow-capped peaks and emerald-green crater lakes. Visit colorful indigenous communities who continue the centuries-old traditions of their ancestors. Chat with local artisans at outdoor markets and take in awe-inspiring scenery of patchwork fields and ancient volcanoes. For those with a thrill-seeking spirit, opt for an activity, such as zip-lining, horseback riding, and hiking one of Ecuador’s volcanoes.

Otavalo & Northern Highlands

3 Days | From $790 per person
Experience Andean village life and take in breathtaking scenery in the northern highlands of Ecuador. This trip includes the perfect mix of culture, adventure, and relaxation.
Highlights
  • Visit rural Kichwa villages
  • Explore an active crater lake
  • Bargain at the Otavalo artisans' market
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Mashpi Lodge & Cloud Forest Tour

3 Days | From $1,362 per person
Located on the private 3,000-acre Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve, this deluxe eco-lodge combines glass, steel, & a prime location to minimize distance between you & the wildlife.
Highlights
  • Pedal over the cloud forest by Sky Bike
  • Take a refreshing dip in an Andean waterfall
  • Observe nocturnal animals on a night walk
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Classic Andean Highlands of Ecuador Tour

10 Days | From $2,790 per person
Our most comprehensive tour of the Andes of Ecuador takes you to indigenous villages, hikes on active volcanoes, Inca ruins, local markets, and relaxing volcanic hot springs.
Highlights
  • Observe snowcapped volcanoes
  • Visit colorful indigenous communities
  • Bargain at the Otavalo artisans' market
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The Quilotoa Loop: Lodge to Lodge Trek

5 Days | From $1,490 per person
Join Andean Discovery for five days of hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking one of South America’s best-kept secrets: Ecuador's Quilotoa Loop. A small herd of horses
Highlights
  • Visit the majestic Lake Quilotoa
  • Stay in family-run mountain lodges
  • Enjoy some of Ecuador's breathtaking landscapes
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Andes to Amazon Adventure in Ecuador

8 Days | From $1,945 per person
Travel from the Andes to the Amazon jungle in just hours. Hike among powerful waterfalls, raft in the Amazon, visit with locals, and observe one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
Highlights
  • Observe one of the highest active volcanoes
  • Explore Amazonian communities
  • Cruise two miles by canopy zip-line
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Our trip was fantastic and Micaela with Andean Discovery was great! Every detail was taken care of ahead of time. We just showed up and enjoyed the beauty of South America. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
marc abrams
marc abrams
23:33 23 Nov 18
Damon put together the perfect itinerary for our group of 7 - including grandparents. His knowledge of the region is superb, which is why he is able to create the ultimate trip for your family. From whitewater rafting in Peru to zip-lining in Ecuador, we truly had the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't go with anyone else!
Carolyn Malloy
Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
Thanks to Andean our vacation was a wonderful experience for our entire family of 15 (8 adults and 7 grand kids aged 16 to 9).. The planning for the trip to the Galapagos was well researched; the hotels, guides and itinerary were spot on. They answered our many questions before we departed and there NO disappointments during the vacation. It was the most memorable trip our family has taken.
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller
18:00 22 Jan 19
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu was a dream vacation for my wife. After much research we booked our trip through Andean Discovery. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly and our personal guides in Ecuador and Peru were wonderful. I would highly recommend Andean Discovery to anyone thinking of taking a similar trip.
Arnold Miniman
Arnold Miniman
15:29 14 Dec 18
We traveled with our family of 3 people. Andean did a wonderful job helping us select an itinerary that was able to accommodate our various ages. We had no glitches in a fairly complicated itinerary and everything came off as planned. Our local guide in Quito Johanna was terrific. I can't recommend Sacha Lodge more highly. Our experience in Galapagos on the Coral 1 was magical. While the crew of the Coral 1 could have been more charming and smiled on occasion they were helpful, the food was very good and the rooms were kept clean. I have no reservations in recommending Andean Discovery for your South American Holiday
Victor Elinoff
Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
My family toured the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru with Andean Discovery guides and reservations. We had a fabulous adventure! I recommend highly that "superior lodging" be chosen as an option for the best possible room accommodations. The marvelous comfort of the fine hotels Andean booked for us made all the difference.
Kathryn Fulhorst
Kathryn Fulhorst
21:36 08 Jan 19