Ecuador 4x4 offroad travel and tours off the beaten path on unpaved roads

Ecuador Tours - Galapagos Islands travel and Amazon cruises:

Tours and travel to Ecuador and other South America countries, custom itineraries for groups and individuals, responsible tourism and soft adventures for all ages

Galapagos Islands Cruises and tours, yachts, expedition ships, hotels and dive resorts:

Tours and travel to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador with an Ecotourism company, we are experts in leading expeditions to the Galapagos Islands with naturalist guides.

South America - Central American - Travel Directory

South and Central America travel directory and index of tours, hotels, cruises, transportation, vacation planners, trip guides, tour operators for organizing your travels to Latin America.

Galapagos Islands tour and cruises travel planner:

Galapagos Islands travel planner, description of the islands, tourist activities and sites, hotels, cruises and tours around the Enchanted Isles.

Voyagers

Amazon river cruises in Ecuador on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer:

Amazon riverboat eco tours to visit indigenous communities and tribes, birdwatching and adventure in company of naturalist guides..

Ecuador travel transportation and tour guides :

Find Ecuador vans for charter and guides for hire, custom tours for groups individuals, Color Bus Line is a supplier for many international wholesalers.

Galapagos Journey Fleet

Galapagos travel & luxury cruises:

We operate the brand new (July 2006) M/C Anahi Catamaran, this boat replaces one of the older boats of our Galapagos fleet, we have 20 years experience offering unique wilderness trips, our guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park and offer passionate onsight and classroom style lectures. The M/C Anahi will offer a new level of comfort and service in the Islands with our pampered adventures.

Ecuador Mainland Hotel, Lodges & Hacienda Listing and Reservation Center

Ecuador's major cities hotel directory and booking site. From five star international brands to local hacienda lodges, there is an option for every taste. By personally inspecting each hotel and having close ties with them, here you will find the best deals for your nights in mainland Ecuador.

Online Travel Guide for Ecuador Travel

Your complete guide to the country of the four worlds. Our consultants will happily assist you from accommodations to tours, transfers to meals, and everything in between to assure you have a memorable Ecuador travel experience!

Galapagos Travel Advisor

Complete Comprehensive Galapagos Islands Travel Adviser

Find all you need to plan the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway. Here you will find a list of must see attractions, accommodations in the archipelago's main islands, cruise tours and other alternatives. This travel advisor is an invaluable tool for anyone visiting the Enchanted Islands.

Cruise & Hotel Based Galapagos Island Tour Directory

The Galapagos Islands are pretty much in any travel lover's bucket list. They appeal to nature enthusiasts, geologist fans, bird watchers, divers and pretty much any other adventurer looking for something out of the ordinary. Here you will find tours and options that can fulfill any of these people's highest expectations.

Galapagos Islands Hotel Index and Booking Site

Traditionally, the Galapagos Islands have been explored onboard cruises. Today though, it is possible to enjoy the Island's many treasures by staying in one of the many accommodations present in the archipelago's main three main islands. One of these rooms, bungalows, suites or cabins will be the perfect complement to a day filled with exploration.

Ecuador 4x4 offroad tours

Ecuador 4x4 offroad tours

If you like driving off the path and running through mud, over tree trunks and having to engage the double traction... the Ecuador has the roads for you. There are many unpaved and unmaintained roads all throughout the country.

Offroading allows you to explore unique landscapes and small villages that are less visited and sometimes people at these places have never seen a "gringo".

All you have to do is rent a jeep, buy a map and get lost... or you can book with a specialized tour operator who will guide you through a full adrenaline driving experience. A tour operator can help you select an attractive road with spectacular landscapes and interesting cultural encounters.

Ecuador roads have improved greatly and continue to do so, start planning your trip before dirt roads dissapear under the pavement.

Some recommended routes for 4x4 driving are:

Quito - Cruz loma
Quito - LLoa
Quito - Pacto
Otavalo - Intag
Quilotoa Circuit
Salinas de Bolivar - Quevedo
Baeza - Puyo
Zuleta - Ibarra
Pedernales - Cojimies
Pedernales - Bahia (by the beach)
Nono - Mindo

Roads get specially muddy in the rainy season, if you are in for adventure it is a great time to explore Ecuador in an all terrain vehicle.

Recommendations

  • Check your vehicles tires and the spare tire, jack and tools. Make sure there is a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher.
  • Make shure you have a map and understand the route you are taking
  • Most Ecuadorian vehicles are standard transmission, practice driving a stick shift at home before your trip
  • Avoid roads after hours and at dark
  • Always fill the tank before you leave the main highway
  • Make shure the vehicle is in good shape. Check water, brake fluid, oil, etc.


Do not rent a a vehicle that is not 4x4, roads can be in very ...very...very bad shape.