Outreach International have been sending volunteers to Ecuador for many years and have a great knowledge of the
country. Many people like to get off the beaten track and tour parts of this colourful country that are not normally seen by
tourists. We have therefore put together a variety of Ecuador travel itineraries lasting for up to three weeks.
These Ecuador tours have been carefully designed to show you the most diverse regions of Ecuador, including the high Andes,
the rainforest, the Pacific coast and the Galapagos Islands. You'll also travel to communities inhabited by the colourful
Outreach International volunteers are more than welcome to join the tour but we also welcome independent travellers. The
itinerary below is an example of a typical Ecuador tour. All Ecuador tours can be tailor-made to suit your interests.
As with all our activities, we endeavour to be as eco-friendly as possible. Our Ecuador tours are a fantastic way of getting
to see the many natural sides to this fascinating country in a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way.
Your Ecuador tour begins with a transfer from Quito to a wonderful, 150 year
old hacienda based in the foothills of Cotopaxi.
Trip to Cotopaxi glacier with mountain biking. Night at the haciendia.
Explore Laguna Quilotoa. Night at the haciendia.
Travel to Atacames beach. Night in Atacames.
Day in Atacames and travelling to Puerto Quito. Night in Cocoa.
Cocoa is an eco-lodge in the high Andean cloudforest, built around the
crystal clear waters of the Rio Caoni.
Trip to the tropical fruit farm. Night in Cocoa.
Trek through the cloudforest to the Cocoa waterfalls.
Visit botanical gardens, Mitad del Mundo (centre of the world)
and Papallacta Hot Springs. Night in Papallacta.
Trip to San Raphael Waterfall. Night in the Amazon jungle town
Jungle trip around Tena. Night in a jungle lodge.
Rafting in Tena. Night in Banos.
Bike ride along the waterfall route. Visit Tungurahua Volcano by
night on the Chiva bus. Night in Banos.
Arriving in Quito in the afternoon. Old town tour at night.
Night in Quito.
Quito teleferico (cable car) in the morning. Transfer and night
Otavalo indigenous market, Laguna Cuichocha. Night in Quito.
Galapagos Islands 5 day / 4 night tour.
Arrive back in Quito. Your Ecuador tour is over, but there's
still time for shopping in the indigenous market.
You could make a real difference – to others and yourself!
Outreach International need volunteers to work abroad in schools, hospitals, orphanages, with the disabled, animals and
animal rescue, wildlife, physiotherapy, medical projects, sports and on humanitarian and conservation projects in South
America, Central America, Africa and Asia, including Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cambodia, Nepal, the Galapagos Islands,
Kenya and Sri Lanka. We're always looking for Gap Year students or anyone who wants to take a career break, Summer
holiday, Easter or Christmas vacation break or a few months or a year out volunteering overseas.