Community-Based Tourism in Ecuador

We are thrilled to expand our operations to Ecuador and to develop and promote sustainable rural tourism, just as we have done in Peru. This is the reason why we started this tour company back in 2009. We strongly believe that travel should be about supporting local communities and interacting with the people who call these places home.

We encourage all our guests to participate in community-based tourism during their visit to Ecuador. These tours are specifically designed to promote interaction and have a positive impact.

For a more detailed understanding of what community-based tourism means to us and why it is so important, please refer to our Peru-inspired Community-Based-Tourism Travel Style Guide . We are also working on a dedicated guide for Ecuador, which will be posted soon.

If you are looking for more options, feel free to search all our Ecuador tours and use the filter options to find your ideal tour. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Weave your Way around San Pablo Lake

Meet the Andean Condor and visit a Weaving Workshop in San Pablo

3-4 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Otavalo
Share a weaving morning with lovely families at one side of the San Pablo lake, and visit a bird rescue center on the other side! All on one […]
FromUSD$75
Enjoy the famous Pambamesa feast!

Kushiwaira Community Day – Explore Ecuador’s hidden gem

Full Day
Availability : Year Round
Cuenca
Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Kushiwaira Community. Explore unique trails, learn local customs, and enjoy a communal Pambamesa meal.
FromUSD$85
From Farm to Chocolate Bar

Cacao Farm Experience: Cuenca to Guayaquil Journey

7 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Cuenca
Join us on a unique journey from Cuenca to Guayaquil, stopping at El Deseo Cacao Plantation. Learn about the process of cacao production, taste organic chocolate, and contribute […]
FromUSD$95

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Volunteers intervening a sea turtle nest at Las Tunas Sea Turtle Beach Center, as part of the preservation efforts of the local population. Visit and volunteer with Impactful Travel in Ecuador!
A Turtle-y Awesome Experience!

Volunteer at Las Tunas Sea Turtle Beach Center

2 Days, 1 Night
Availability : All year round
Puerto López
Volunteer for a day, learn, have fun and support the conservation efforts of the local population!
FromUSD$95
Visiting a textile workshop in Guamote supported by Inti Sisa on a tour from Baños to Guamote by Impactful Travel
A quick immersion in Andean life

Quick Baños to Guamote to Cuenca Cultural Tour

2 Days, 1 Night
Availability : Year round
Baños, Ecuador
A two-day cultural immersion trip from Baños to Cuenca, exploring the indigenous communities of Chimborazo along the way.
FromUSD$220
Experience local life in Guamote on the Quick Baños to Guamote to Cuenca Cultural Tour by Impactful Travel. Immerse in the culture, history and nature of Ecuador in a responsible way.
Dive into Guamote's indigenous culture!

Impactful Trip from Baños to Cuenca: Indigenous Culture and Archaeology

3 Days, 2 Nights
Availability : Year round
Baños, Ecuador
A spectacular way to travel from Baños to Cuenca, exploring the indigenous communities of Chimborazo along the way.
FromUSD$250
A trip that pays off

Balanced Ecuador Expedition

15 Days, 14 Nights
Availability : Year-round
Quito
Experience the vibrant culture, stunning nature, and captivating history of Ecuador in only two weeks
FromUSD$1,410
Travel into the Yasuni Amazon with our Napo Wildlife Center tour | Impactful Travel
Discover Yasuni's Heartbeat

Napo Wildlife Center: into the Yasuni Amazon

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
El Coca
Venture into Yasuni National Park with our tour to Napo Wildlife Center. Experience canoe trips, forest excursions, birding tours, all while promoting sustainable tourism. This isn't just a […]
FromUSD$1,520
The best of mainland and islands of Ecuador

Ecuador and Galapagos: Quick Highlights Tour

11 Days, 10 Nights
Availability : Year-round
Quito
Don't let a busy schedule prevent you from experiencing the rich cultures and stunning landscapes of Ecuador and the Galapagos
FromUSD$1,525

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