Cecilia y Ludo (France) We have spent 2 days horseback riding with our guide. I was so scared to spend hours in the horseback but Ive made the tour because my boyfriend has insisted a lot.I rided 3 times in my life before in France.At the end of the tour I was so glad to make it because it was nice landscape, patient guide, and now I love running with horse.I recommend it for everyone.MERCI
Scott Dillon (Sydney, Australia) I stayed with Ecuador Eco Adventure in September 08 for one whole month. It was incredible. From climbing to the top of the summit of Cotopaxi, to searching for lost hot springs from 30 years ago in the mountains, to running with the bulls, to climbing and sleeping above the gods it was totally incredible. something i will never ever forget and am so grateful i got the chance to meet someone with so much knowledge and the hospitality him and his mother showed me while i was there was unbelievable.
Andrew Trump (USA) Exploring with Ecuador Eco Adventure was surely a highlight of my time in Ecuador… sure, you can check out Banos, Cuenca, Otavalo - they’re all great, the traveling ensured that you’ll really be in the midst of it all. We spent one day hiking in the shadows of a beautiful volcano and had the whole place to ourselves - when I returned to Quito no one had ever heard of it. It was gorgeous, and after a long hike through forests blanketed in ash and over past lava flows, we settled around a table at a local house for lunch. Our guide said something like, “So you guys in the US are really into fresh, organic food and all that, right?” I said yes and then realized that our lunch had been picked from the surrounding trees and our roasted chicken had been running around the yard as we approached the house. It was delicious!
The next day we went to Punay, a breathtakingly beautiful mountain south of Riobamba, where, after hiking for a few hours and the guide pointing out and identifying every plant and animal we encountered, we got to watch the sun set over the clouds from the very western edge of the Andes - it was the most amazing sight I have ever seen… the next morning we made some breakfast as an owl hunted the summit around us and we hiked down for another fabulous homemade meal.
I loved hanging out with our guide and valued his company so much - he knows the history of his area and Ecuador at large, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding plants and animals. Couldn’t recommend him more!