Natural Ecuador

Galapagos cruises – You can go Darwinian only in Ecuador. Off its coast lie the Galapagos islands that led the naturalist to frame his definitive theory. A chain of 13 main islands, 6 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets, it bursts with some of the most unique flora and fauna in the world. See Blue Footed Boobies, huge Waved Albatross, vermillion Fly Catcher, Sea Lions, Lava Crabs, Iguanas, Dolphins, the iconic giant Galapagos Tortoises and more.

Mashpi Cloud Reserve – Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve is officialese for a mist shrouded, 3,200-acre orchid-filled, mysterious forest complete with giant anthuriums, ferns, mosses and towering trees. Ride a sky bike through the canopy, 60 m up in the air, while the birds, bees & beasts go on about their business below!

Parrot Clay Lick, Yasuni National Park – Watch fastidious Parrots and Macaws land on the river banks early morning to lick the mineral rich clay. The clay licks are part of birding tours in the lush and diverse Amazon forest in Ecuador.

Footprint Special – Trips to quaint stores producing local instruments and old, protected haciendas for special tea.