Ecuador mountain climbing, volcanoes and snowcapped peaks with glaciers at the Equator

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 Mountain Climbing

Ecuador may be small, but its mountains offer an extraordinary range of challenges to climbers and for adventure people. For the experienced Climber climber, Ecuador offers the excitement of high altitude ascents. Its accessibility makes Ecuador an attractive destination for climbers and hiker of all abilitiesand avoids the long approaches and expedition planing often necessary in other high mountain ranges.

Ecuador has one of the world's greatest concentrations of volcanoes. There are over thirty, of which at least eight are considered to be active.

The high Andean peaks of Ecuador are located primarily along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, a fertile central valley, which is buttressed by two ranges, the Eastern and Western Cordilleras.

Whatever you are looking for - high altitude acclimatization tours, easy climb tours or more challenging climbs - we offer everything!

Straight forward climbs which novices give a chance to get near or above 20,000 feet you will find by climbing young, cone-shaped volcanoes like Cotopaxi. Others are deeply eroded, older volcanoes with challenging rock and ice routes (e.g., the glorious ring of peaks on El Altar).

For your first few days in Ecuador, you should acclimatize to the altitude by climbing some of the smaller mountains (15,000 feet or less), such as Iliniza Norte, Imbabura or Pichincha. These lower peaks are non-glaciated, easily accessible within a day's travel from Quito, and offer either hut facilities or nearby hostels that can be used as a climbing base.

Once your body has adjusted to the altitude, you are ready to try one of Ecuador's five classic glaciated peaks: Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe, Antisana or Tungurahua. Experienced mountaineers can attempt the more remote and/or more difficult peaks of Sangay, El Altar and Iliniza Sur or the more challenging routes on the other mountains. As a relatively recent playground for climbers, Ecuador still provides many opportunities for first ascents on new routes.

When planning your climbs in Ecuador make shure you hire guides that are experienced and licensed by ASEGUIM (Asociacion Ecuatoriana de Guias de Montaña = Ecuadorian Asociacion of Mountain Climbing Guides).

Mountaniers find Ecuador well situated as a high-altitude training ground.!