Ecuador, with some of the planet’s richest biodiversity in a small area, is a particularly popular destination for scientists and nature lovers alike.

The exuberance of its flora and fauna, as well as its rich cultural heritage, guarantee visitors unforgettable memories. Its four major natural regions and two major bioregions, which are as different as they are complementary, are easy to access. And the locals are unfailingly friendly.

Nature Experience offers you a wide range of destinations and themes to suit all tastes. Whether you’re a family, a couple or a specialist, let yourself be tempted by the discovery of this natural paradise, thanks to our off-the-beaten-track itineraries. And if you have any special wishes, contact our specialist advisors to establish the itinerary that best suits your travel requirements in Ecuador.

Destination Trips to Ecuador - Hiking and andean natural history around Papallacta hotsprings with Nature Experience

Hiking and andean natural history around Papallacta hotsprings

Go on a magnificent hike through the high-altitude steppes, from the Papallacta Antennae to the thermovolcanic baths. We'll trek through an impressive landscape of high-altitude lagoons, swamps and jagged mountain peaks. Look for the characteristic inhabitants of the region and if you're lucky, you might even spot the iconic Spectacled Bear. After traversing Cayambe Coca…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 92 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Exploration of the biodiverse Tandayapa Valley with Nature Experience

Exploration of the biodiverse Tandayapa Valley

The Tandayapa Valley, characterized by its steep terrain and typical Chocoan cloud forest vegetation, is renowned for its incredible biodiversity. With over 400 bird species recorded in the area, including toucans, tanagers, and various species of hummingbirds, it offers unparalleled opportunities for birdwatching. Nature enthusiasts will also be delighted; beyond the exuberant flora, these high-altitude…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Highland adventure in the Antisana Reserve with Nature Experience

Highland adventure in the Antisana Reserve

Today we will visit the Antisana Reserve, named to the Antisana volcano of 5758 meters high, making it the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador. The reserve is easily accessible from Quito, located about 50 kilometers east of the capital.

At the nesting cliffs as well as in the reserve, we will search for the iconic…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Into the shadow of the giant in Cotopaxi National Park with Nature Experience

Into the shadow of the giant in Cotopaxi National Park

Our excursion to the Cotopaxi National Park promises an unforgettable adventure, diving into the heart of this breathtaking landscape. We will explore the Limpiopungo lagoon and search for the remarkable flora and fauna that thrive in this environment, from the Andean Condor to the Andean fox. Weather permitting, we will climb the slopes of the…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - In the heart of the Andean Chocó – Slow Birding with Nature Experience

In the heart of the Andean Chocó - Slow Birding

Nestled behind the peaks of the Pichincha volcano in Ecuador, this natural gem recently gained fame when it was declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Covering 287,000 hectares of native subtropical forest, the Andean Chocó absorbs around 250 tons of carbon per hectare, thus purifying the air of our planet. With 12 types of forests…

Next departure on Saturday, July 06, 2024
Ecuador
8 days
From 1847 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Saquisili market & Quilotoa lagoon with Nature Experience

Saquisili market & Quilotoa lagoon

Explore the vibrant indigenous market, witness centuries-old traditions, then journey through semi-desert landscapes to the Zumbahua valley. Marvel at the Quilotoa crater's emerald lagoon, and wander amidst traditional Andean crops before returning to Quito.

Next departure on Thursday, July 04, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Quito’s colonial history and mysteries with Nature Experience

Quito's colonial history and mysteries

Embark on a captivating journey through Quito's history and culture during a day-long exploration. From pre-Hispanic to colonial and explorer's perspectives, follow our itinerary to uncover the city's hidden secrets. Encounter vibrant historical figures, explore iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in the art and history of Ecuador's capital. An enriching experience punctuated by a typical…

Next departure on Tuesday, July 02, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - In the heart of the Amazon – Sani Lodge with Nature Experience

In the heart of the Amazon - Sani Lodge

Explore the enigmatic Amazon jungle, in the heart of  Yasuni National Parc, one of most biodiverse ecosystem on earth. Our trips offer untouched forests, diverse flora and fauna, and insights into indigenous cultures. Stay at Sani Lodge, owned by an Amazon Kichwa community, for an immersive experience. Recognized among the 100 best sustainable destinations in…

Next departure on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Ecuador
4 days
From 915 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Nicky Amazon Lodge – Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve with Nature Experience

Nicky Amazon Lodge - Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Immerse yourself in an eco-friendly adventure while enjoying the comfort you deserve on your vacation. Nestled in the upper part of the reserve, just 30 minutes from the breathtaking Laguna Grande, this lodge offers access to one of the Amazon basin's most unique ecosystems: the flooded forest, or Igapo. Escape the chaos of the world…

Next departure on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Ecuador
5 days
From 620 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Journey to the middle of the world with Nature Experience

Journey to the middle of the world

Galápagos, Ecuador
18 days
From 3075 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Conquering the roof of the world: Chimborazo volcano with Nature Experience

Conquering the roof of the world: Chimborazo volcano

The Andes mountain range, the backbone of Ecuador, has been shaped by intense volcanic activity. These rich soils, subject to extreme climatic influences, have enabled ancient Andean civilizations to make their homes here. Our self-guided tours will allow you to explore the atmosphere of traditional markets and the great Andean landscapes at your own pace.…

Ecuador
3 days
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - The cinnamon route with Nature Experience

The cinnamon route

Quito is one of the best gateways to the Amazon. The Cinnamon Road, first discovered by Western explorers in the 16th century, invites you to explore the eastern foothills of the Andes. Set off to explore the changing landscapes of these Andean regions, from the snow-capped peaks of the Antisana páramos to the low, cloudy…

Ecuador
4 days
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Ecuador, Unusual nature with Nature Experience

Ecuador, Unusual nature

This naturalist safari will allow you to explore the richest ecosystems in northern Ecuador. Spectacled bears, Mountain Toucans, grey-headed martens, three-toed sloths, Sword-billed Hummingbirds and pink dolphins are just some of the representatives of the wildlife of this small Andean country on the menu for this exceptional tour. Suitable for both budding explorers and seasoned…

Next departure on Saturday, June 01, 2024
Ecuador
16 days
From 3295 US$
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - Jevon Forest, Washu Project with Nature Experience

Jevon Forest, Washu Project

Chocó-Darien, in western Ecuador, has been classified as one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots requiring urgent protection. The Chocó covers 260,595 km2, stretching from Panama, along the western flank of the Andes mountains in Colombia and Ecuador, and ending in the north-western corner of Peru. Within this "hot spot", the western region of Ecuador has…

Ecuador
4 days
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Destination Trips to Ecuador - History of the Andes with Nature Experience

History of the Andes

The Andes mountain range, the backbone of the American continent, reaches an altitude of 6297 metres at its highest point in Ecuador: Chimborazo volcano. It stretches from north to south, dividing the country in two. The western and eastern cordilleras, some 400 kilometers long, are home to the Inter-Andean Valley, where most of the major…

Ecuador
8 days
From 1490 US$
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