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Day Tour Experiences in Ecuador

Special experiences in fascinating locations in Ecuador!

All our day tours in Ecuador have been selected with passion and care to give you a wide choice of unique short experiences that will bring you closer to the Ecuadorian people. Each excursion also adds a positive impact to the destination visited!

If you’re crafting your own Ecuador itinerary, you can feel free to choose as many of these day tours as you’d like. Check out our city tours to explore more of our most popular urban areas, or get out into nature with our adventure tours to experience even more! 

We keep adding more options to our selection of day tours, so feel free to check back for more options soon!

Or get in touch if you’re looking for a particular destination or trip…we might have something available behind the scenes.

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Enjoy the famous Pambamesa feast!

Kushiwaira Community Day – Explore Ecuador’s hidden gem

Full Day
Availability : Year Round
Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Kushiwaira Community. Explore unique trails, learn local customs, and enjoy a communal Pambamesa meal.
Taste the Street Food Flavors of Quito!

Quito Food Tour by Night

2-3 Hours
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
This is not a typical street food tour! Learn about Quito's history and culture whilst discovering Ecuadorian gastronomy.
Volunteer for a day at the Yanacocha Animal Rescue Center in Puyo, Ecuador. | Impactful Travel
Make a small big difference

Volunteer for a Day: Ecuador Wildlife Rescue Center

Full Day
Availability : Year Round
Join us for an enriching journey into the Ecuadorian Amazon. Volunteering for a day is a great way to contribute to the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered species. […]
The amazing Pailón del Diablo waterfall can be visited on Impactful Travel's Alternative Baños Waterfall Tour from Tena to Baños.
Leave an impact before the fun!

From Tena to Baños – an alternative Baños Waterfall tour

Full Day
Availability : Year Round
The best way to travel from Tena to Baños; learning, getting inspired and leaving a positive impact before the waterfall fun begins!
From Farm to Chocolate Bar

Cacao Farm Experience: Cuenca to Guayaquil Journey

7 Hours
Availability : Year Round
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 […]
Unearth the secrets of Andean cuisine

Deliciously Authentic Cooking Class in Otavalo

4 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Embark on a culinary journey with our Authentic Cooking Class in Otavalo. Guided by Claudia, our local chef, you'll prepare traditional Andean dishes using garden-fresh ingredients. This is […]
Safe Walking Tour

Guayaquil Walking Tour

4 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Join us on the Guayaquil Walking Tour, a journey that takes you deep into the heart of this bustling city. Explore its rich history, vibrant culture, and natural […]
Travelers snorkeling with a breathtaking backdrop during the Isla de la Plata Tour in Ecuador with Impactful Travel
Join scientists for a day

Whale Watching in Puerto Lopez: Isla de la Plata Tour

7 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Our Isla de la Plata Tour is a great, ecological alternative to the Galapagos islands; even when it's not whale season!
Guided by a Marine Biologist

Dolphin and Birdwatching Tour in the Mangrove Forest near Guayaquil

6 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Set off from Guayaquil to Puerto el Morro, journeying through breathtaking mangrove forests. Spot dolphins in their natural habitat and admire a myriad of bird species, while gaining […]
Hikers paradise

Hiking El Cajas National Park

Full Day (hike 5-6 h)
Availability : Year-round
El Cajas National Park is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers looking to explore one of Ecuador's hidden gems.
Dante Bolcato, owner of the Palo Santo Factory in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, is blowing into a pile of burning Palo Santo wood | Impactful Travel
Smells like a great tour!

Sustainable Palo Santo Factory Tour: Ecuador’s Sacred Wood

3-4 Hours
Availability : Year Round
Take this surprising and inspiring factory visit with an English-speaking guide, and make the most out of your visit to Puerto López!
Explore the streets of Ecuador's Capital on foot, on our Quito Walking Tour | Impactful Travel
Explore Quito... Impactful Style

Quito Walking Tour

3.5 Hours
Availability : Year round
Join us on our Quito Walking Tour and explore the capital of Ecuador whilst leaving a positive impact!

Looking for something else?

Can’t quite find the adventure you’re seeking? Don’t fret! Dive into our comprehensive collection of tours. With a handy filter function, you can easily find journeys tailored to your preferred location, activities, and duration.

But our quest to bring you Impactful Travel experiences doesn’t stop there. We’re perpetually expanding our horizons, adding fresh tours and even brand new destinations. If your dream journey is still eluding you, we invite you to reach out. Share your travel aspirations with us. We might just have that transformative itinerary waiting in the wings, ready to connect you with vibrant local communities and offer personal growth. Together, let’s make travel truly matter!

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