One of the things that makes Ecuador such a special destination is the variety it has to offer. This is not only seen within the different landscapes, but also in the many activities that you can do. Ecuador is a perfect suitable destination for adventure seekers as the possibilities for sports in Ecuador are endless! A wide variety of (extreme) sports, from climbing the Cotopaxi to water sports like diving, or horseback riding tours and mountain biking can be done. It is often possible to book sport activities separately, to book to a Multi-sport package, or to create a tailor-made trip containing your favorite activities.
Trekking and hiking
The beautiful landscape of Ecuador is even though it’s enormous height differences exceptionally accessible. This makes it very easy to get around and reach one of the many hiking/trekking trails such as the Condor trail. The enormous open fields of the Andes landscape allow you to feel like you are the only person in the world. You are surrounded by wildlife in their natural habitat. You can wander around the Galapagos Islands, where you will never get bored of the Exotic animals and the scenery. The trails are incredible, and the guides can tell you the most interesting things about the landscape, it’s history and its inhabitants.
Make sure to pay a visit to the amazon, where you can explore the tropical rain forest and many trails and waterfalls. The trails in Ecuador belong to some of the best in the world, and that Is not for nothing. There is almost no footprint of mankind to be found, and unlike other popular places for hiking and trekking, Ecuador will really give you the feeling that you are alone with nature. Either solo or with a guide, trekking in this magnificent country will leave you with an experience you will never forget.
Both the experienced and the inexperienced mountain bikers are at the right location in Ecuador. Cycling routes include views of waterfalls, volcano craters and the beautiful Andres mountains while you descend fueled by adrenaline. There are many mountain bike routes that match with anyone’s level. Did you know that it’s also possible to mountain bike at the Galapagos Islands? Mountain bike tours in Ecuador can in general be booked with a duration of 1-10 days. It is important to have well maintained and reliable equipment so make sure you get informed properly. Find your favorite mountain mountain bike route.
Ecuador climbing tours
Mountain lovers will certainly love Ecuador for its great offer of mountains and (active) volcanos. What is so great about Ecuador is that it has many possibilities. Whether you have no climbing experience at all or are an experienced climber, Ecuador has it all. You do not need any specific equipment as this is almost always included in the package.This makes the threshold to try and experience a climb very low.
Face for instance the Chimborazo to reach the closest point to the sun on earth. Or climb the Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s highest active volcano. You reach the highest point of the equatorial line by climbing the Cayambe. Acclimatization may be recommended for you in order to get used to the altitude and prevent altitude illness.
Few things are more beautiful than experiencing the beauty of nature on the back of a horse. Ride in the Andes and you become truly immersed with nature. You and the horse work together to navigate through the ‘’paramo’’, which is home to many wild animals such as wild horses, deer, and a variety of birds. Whether you prefer riding around the Cotopaxi, the Corazon or the Illinizas it is guaranteed to be a spectacular experience.
Water sports Ecuador
The best locations for water sports in Ecuador are without a doubt at the Galapagos Islands. The underwater world here is like nowhere on earth. It is the only place to dive with Marine iguanas and even with penguins. Snorkeling or kayaking are excellent alternatives to observe the fascinating creatures that live in and around the waters of the volcanic archipelago.
Mainland Ecuador is a desirable location for those that want to fish, kayak or white-water raft. The coast offers great opportunities for surfing and windsurfing, with many schools to learn at a relaxed pace.
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