Ecuador Eco Adventure is based in the beautiful city of Riobamba — located in the “Valley of the Volcanoes” between the active Tungarahua and the extinct Chimborazo and El Altar volcanoes.
Locals call the city the Sultán de los Andes and its here where we receive backpackers in the Riobamba Guesthouse where they can relax and ‘recharge the batteries’ after trekking into Sangay National Park, making a summit attempt on Chimborazo, or venturing off-the-beaten track over the Andes mountains on Horseback.
We are listed in the Lonely Planet’s South America on a Shoestring and were also recommended by National Geographic Adventure in their “Adventure Bucketlist” for Ecuador’s famous Condor Trek between the Antisana and Cotopaxi volcanoes.
Ecuador Eco Adventure also welcomes solo travelers to join us on our Open Tours — where you will meet other adventurous backpackers while exploring the country’s many beautiful landscapes and ecosystems.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Eco Tourism
FIRST WE START SMALL: On our camping treks we try to avoid as much of the wasteful over-packaged plastic wrappers as possible. This drastically reduces our carbon footprint as well as stops your money from entering the bank account of destructive multinationals like Nestlé.
STRICT CAMPERS CODE: Like most truly passionate trekkers and climbers we are often left in awe of nature’s raw beauty or what they call the pachamama in Ecuador. This means we live by the campers code — “LEAVE THE PLACE CLEANER THAN YOU FOUND IT” — which may mean carrying other peoples rubbish off the mountain but feeling good about it because we are keeping Ecuador’s beautiful paramos clean and in pristine condition.
OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK: If you come trekking in the Andes with us then we will take you far away from the hordes of tourists being shuttled around on buses. Being far off-the-beaten-track, however, comes with the responsibility of leaving the smallest ‘footprint’ as possible to minimize the impacts of tourism on the sometimes fragile ecosystems.
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY TOURISM: By hiring local and indigenous guides for most of our treks and tours we can spread the benefits of socially responsible tourism across rural communities that are often disenfranchised and marginilized.
Ecuador Eco Adventure is certified by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment — we take our commitment to social responsible tourism very seriously.
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