Ecuador community, indigenous and non profit sites to protect the environment and cultures

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 community and indigenous projects, non profits and fair trade

Ecuador cultural and ecological projects

Pintores de Tigua: Indigenous Artists of Ecuador - paintings by indigenous artists of Tigua, Ecuador from a catalog written by Jean Colvin and Alfredo Toaquiza for exhibitions at the OAS and University of California Hearst Museum.

Cultures of the Andes - Quechuan-language lessons, music, songs, poems, stories, and resources.

Indigenous Peoples in Ecuador


Saraguro - information about indigenous Andean Saraguro people of South highland Ecuador and the region.

Andean Health & Development - SALUDESA - A not for profit organization working to build self-sustaining primary healthcare systems in rural Ecuador and Latin America.

Ecuadorian Red Cross - Health care, blood drives, and community projects since 1910.

Health Care for the Children of Ecuador - Covering nutrition, prevention, and sex education.

Jatun Sacha Foundation - owns and manages three biological field stations and through these promotes biological conservation, research, education, community extension, and ecotourism in Ecuador.

The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands - Information about the Foundation, a scientific research organization.

Galapagos.org - The Charles Darwin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting conservation, education, and scientific research. Discover publications, FAQ, contacts and membership details.

Conservation and Research in Ecuador - Information about the Omere Wiki Foundation, the El Chaco Forest Regeneration Project and photographs of frogs.

El Pahuma Orchid Reserve - A cloud forest reserve located one hour from Quito, field courses, projects and contact information.

Los Cedros Biological Reserve - Information about volunteering, visiting and doing research at a non-profit biological reserve in the cloud forest of Andean mountains.

Maquipucuna Reserve
- The Maquipucuna Reserve is at the core of the Choco-Andean Conservation Corridor. Close to 400 species of birds can be observed. Lodging & other travel details are described.

World Twitch: Ecuador - Links to information on the proposed OCP pipeline, financed by Chase, Citibank and Deutsche Bank, which would bisect and destroy critical Andean cloud forest habitat in Ecuador.

Funedesin - foundation for integrated education and development to find sustainable solutions for the struggle between rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin.

Cyberquechua - This site contains a wealth of information on the Quechua language and culture in general.

Ecuador Human Rights News - In-depth features, links, action alerts, news digest on americas.org, the human rights news portal focused on the American Hemisphere.

Ecuador's Heaven for Children - Foundation for providing medical attention, including surgery, and basic necessities such as food and clothing for poorest children and families.

Fundacion Brethren y Unida (FBU) - Rural environment and agro-forestry projects in Ecuador for international volunteers. Information on programs and activities. (Spanish and English)

Fundacion para los Indios del Ecuador - Supports the indians of Ecuador with clearly defined projects that rely on the direct participation of indian organizations, church groups, and government agencies.

Global Volunteers Ecuador
- Volunteers are needed to work with children of immense need in Ecuador. Global Volunteers is a private, nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Hermano Miguel Foundation - An independent, non-governmental, non profit organization dedicated to assisting and supporting the development of individuals with disabilities of all ages, providing social and medical services in its Integral Assistance Center for People with disabilities (CAID).

HRW - Labor rights abuses on banana plantations.

Indigenous peoples in Ecuador on Abya Yala Net - Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Includes Amazon, people, pueblo people, organizations, movements, and other links.

Milagro de Mindo - A non profit organization which works with an orphanage in Mindo, Ecuador.

Otavalos Online - Local news, information, events, forums, opinion of the runas(indigenous people) and eveything related to Otavalo in Ecuador.

Recoka - Network of indigenous kichwa communities in the Amazon, a non-governmental organization, dedicated to develop projects for development, education, nature protection and conservation, and resistance against the oil exploration.

Sarayacu
- Indigenous Kichwa community of Pastaza province, Amazonian region of Ecuador. About their music, pottery, tourism, wildlife management, and how to help them in their struggle against the petrol companies.

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) - A nonpartisan human rights and environmental advocacy group representing the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Site in Spanish, English, French, and Quechua, gives current projects and alerts as well as related links.