In the Andes, our home base of Chilcabamba Lodge offers the perfect base to explore the highlands of Cotopaxi National Park, the southern mountain region of Ecuador that draws hikers from around the world.
Here you will discover a region of the Andes full of high mystical peaks, spectacular scenery, plants and animals, waterfalls, forests and great walking trails. If you love the outdoors, Cotopaxi National Park is the perfect destination!
From the high reaches of the Andes, you make your way to the east to visit the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Sani Lodge is located on 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of untouched rainforest. This unique Ecuadorian ecolodge is a comfortable haven in a place teeming with life.
On your adventure, you will walk through pristine rainforest that is home to 1,500 species of trees, hundreds of climbing vines, and exotic flowers. The Amazon also boasts 550 species of tropical birds, 13 primate species and 1,000 species of beautiful butterflies. 85% of visitors to Sani Lodge see a Harpy eagle!
Sani Lodge is locally run, ensuring profits benefit the community. The Lodge helps to improve healthcare, education, & sustainable projects for the surrounding communities. Additionally, the Lodge offers visitors an authentic cultural experience with the 600 people from the community, allowing guests to learn about and participate in their culture.
You leave the Amazon for what is perhaps Ecuador's most famous destination - the Galapagos Islands.
You will visit three of the Islands, where you will see an array of incredible wildlife, from the iconic giant tortoises to rays and penguins. You will also have the chance to mix with the locals, whose history is full of color and oddities. You will hit all of the best ways to see the Galapagos - boat travel, kayaking, snorkeling and stand up paddleboarding. It's an adventure you'll never forget!