Ecuador

South America


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 Planners ideas

Galapagos Island seal

Ecuador Custom Travel Planner:   Eric Sheets: Latin ExcursionsFrom CN: Sheets, who spends several months a year in Latin America, can detail the pros and cons of every Galápagos boat and guide, as well as the ecolodges on the mainland. In the islands, he recommends land-based touring for active travelers to maximize wildlife-viewing opportunities.
Phone: 305/356-8488, ext. 100
Email: eric@latinexcursions.com
Website: Latin Excursions

Ecuador Custom Travel Planner: Clark Kotula: Geographic ExpeditionsA former Cusco-based guide who lived in Peru for eight years, speaks both Spanish and Quechua (the native language), and still has a ton of friends there—whom you may well meet in the course of your travels, as they own the restaurants and manage the inns. Kotula brings these connections to bear on the places he often explored when he lived in South America: Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, and Colombia -- 2009 listing
Phone: 800-777-8183
Email: clark@geoex.com
Website: Geo Expeditions

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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
Email: eric@latinexcursions.com
Website: Latin Excursions

Families:

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

Phone: 512-495-9495
Email: sam@smallworld.travel
Website: Small World Travel

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Ecuador Custom Travel Planners ideas

Quito Cathedral at night

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.
Phone: 800-670-6984
Website: Myths and Mountains

Read Allie’s Insider’s Guide to the Galapagos Islands.

Read Allie’s Quito and the Northern Andes Travel Guide.

 

Additional Ecuador Custom Travel Planners Ideas

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.
Phone: 800-747-0567
Email:  reservations@latintrails.com
Website: Latin Trails

 

Top Ten for Ecuador: Ideas for working with your Ecuador Custom Tour Planner

1 – Walk among the giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador Custom Travel Planners ideas

Ingapirca Inca ruins

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:

Ecuador Custom Travel Planners ideas

Galapagos Tortoise

“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. ”

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