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Our all inclusive approach

Our trips offer exceptional value for money, featuring good quality, centrally located accommodation and private transportation. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, entrance and permit fees and excursions.

Authentic experiences

From one of the world's greatest treasures of natural history, the Galapagos Islands, to the impressive peaks standing over 5000m including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, our active itineraries in Ecuador prove to be inspiring adventures you will never forget.

Experienced local guides

The passion and professionalism possessed by our guides will leave you enlightened with a true sense of their homeland. They are eager to share their extensive local knowledge with you, adding a special and personal touch to your Ecuador adventure.

Small ship cruising

In the Galapagos Islands, our boats have been handpicked for their quality and size. Most boats accommodate a maximum of 16 passengers allowing you to enjoy your Galapagos cruise intimately.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Haciendas

Also known as estates, haciendas offer authentic experiences with each boasting their own piece of history.

Cruising

Travel intimately aboard a small ship, accessing regions that big ships cannot. Cabins are typically twin share or multi-share with private facilities.



Currency

US Dollar

US dollars cash are the main currency of Ecuador.

Credit cards and ATM machines are available in large cities and hotels, however it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code

+593

Electricity
Type A plug

Electricity in Ecuador is 120 Volts, at 60 hertz. The most common pin type is A. (2 flat prong).

Visas

A visa is exempt for passport holders from the following countries visiting Ecuador for short term tourism purposes:-

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

United States

United Kingdom

If you are travelling via any other countries en-route to Ecuador please ask your reservations consultant/travel agent about any other necessary visa requirements.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project in Ecuador to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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