Try one of these Ecuador custom travel planners to create the trip of your dreams. Their expertise, combined with insider knowledge and contacts throughout the country, will enable them to come up with the optimal plan for your tour–whether it’s a family vacation, an adventure off-the-beaten-path or a cruise-0f-a-lifetime to the Galapagos.
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Ecuador Custom Travel Planner: Allie Almario: Myths and MountainsWendy says: For the past 26 years a strong focus for Allie has been wildlife and cultural tours in Latin America. As the former executive director of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, she’s got more than a dozen trips to the Galapagos Islands under her belt. In fact, she’s currently editing and consulting on the newest version of a bestselling guide to the region.
Website: Myths and Mountains
Read Allie’s Insider’s Guide to the Galapagos Islands.
Read Allie’s Quito and the Northern Andes Travel Guide.
Ecuador Custom Travel Planner: Eric Sheets: Latin ExcursionsA part-time Quito resident, Sheets prefers experiences that put a new spin on a destination. He may suggest stays in a waterfront villa staffed with chefs and naturalist guides on the Galápagos’ Santa Cruz, boat trips to sandy beaches along the Amazon, or guided hikes through Chapada Diamantina National Park—“like the Grand Canyon only covered in lush greenery”—in Bahia, Brazil. --2014 listing
Phone: 305/356-8488, ext. 100
Website: Latin Excursions
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Ecuador Custom Travel Planner: Marcel Perkins: Latin TrailsLatin Trails is a complete destination management company for Ecuador and Peru, we organize custom trips and fixed departures in both countries, apart from offering a great variety of ground handling services we promote exclusive products: Galapagos Journey fleet (premium class catamarans), Galapagos Sea Star Journey(luxury yacht), Inca Trail Treks (camping, glamorous camping journeys) and Amazon lodge tours.
Website: Latin Trails
Ecuador Custom Travel Planner: Sam McClure: Small World TravelMcClure’s forte is planning for families who take extended trips, 'using the world as their classroom.' A favorite: The 14-room Hacienda Zuleta, a 4,000-acre working farm
in the Ecuadorean Andes. Along with horseback riding and hiking, families can participate in an Andean condor rehabilitation project and visit on-property archaeological sites dating to 1200 A.D. -- 2014 listing
Website: Small World Travel
Top Ten for Ecuador: Ideas for working with your Ecuador Custom Tour Planner
1 – Walk among the giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands.
2 – Cross imposing Andean snow-capped summits.
3 – Straddle the equator.
4 – Adventure in the Amazon basin.
5 – Shop for colorful handicrafts in Otavalo market.
6 – Wander among the Inca ruins at Ingapirca.
7 – Explore Quito’s Old Town.
8 – Volcano climb in Cotopaxi National Park.
9 – Follow the Ruta del Sol to fabulous beaches.
10 – Taste the essence of Ecuador at Parque Historico Guayaquil.
Ecuador Tourism Website
All You Need is Ecuador
The website offers brief descriptions of places and things to do in Ecuador, from the mountains to the Galapagos. The “Where to go” section is nicely divided into four main regions: Galapagos, Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast. The only problem is there is no overview – you either have to know already what you are looking for or joke poke around on the site in order to gather information. But the programing is sophisticated and the pictures are beautiful.
From the website:
“Close to Puyo there is a rock formation known as “El Pailon del Diablo “. The three falls of water that form this waterfall not only make it a beautiful landscape but also you can feel the emotion of contemplating the force of the current. Be excited with the Pailon del Diablo, be excited with Ecuador. ”