Our Destinations in Ecuador

All the regions of Ecuador where we offer tours

Explore the different destinations in Ecuador where we operate tours here at Impactful Travel. Ecuador, a land of striking diversity, is divided into four distinct and equally captivating regions. Each of these destinations in Ecuador is a chapter in the story of the country’s natural and cultural heritage, waiting to be explored.

If, as you read this, you’re inspired to have Impactful Travel design your next adventure in this incredible country, consider our Custom Itineraries in Ecuador as our expert trip designers listen to what you’re looking for from your Ecuador trip and they combine this with their expansive knowledge of the country!

The Amazon Rainforest (El Oriente)

Imagine waking up to the symphony of tropical birds and monkeys, right in the heart of one of the world’s most biodiverse areas. The Amazon Rainforest, or ‘El Oriente’, offers an unforgettable journey into nature’s heartland. Here, you can meet local tribes, navigate through winding rivers, and encounter unique wildlife, all while contributing to the conservation of this precious ecosystem.

The Andean Highlands (La Sierra)

Next, ascend to the breathtaking heights of the Andes. The highlands, also known as ‘La Sierra’, are home to towering volcanoes, serene lakes, and vibrant indigenous cultures. You’ll find markets bustling with local crafts and traditions, and landscapes that challenge and reward hikers with their majestic beauty.

The Coastal Lowlands (La Costa)

Then, let the rhythm of salsa guide you to Ecuador’s sun-soaked coast, ‘La Costa’. This region boasts beautiful beaches, fascinating mangrove ecosystems, and bustling port cities where delicious seafood is waiting to be savored. It’s also the place to discover marine wildlife and support local organizations dedicated to conserving these vital habitats.

The Galapagos Islands

Finally, set sail for the Galapagos Islands, nature’s unparalleled open-air museum. These islands offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where you can come face-to-face with fearless wildlife, both above and below the waves. As a responsible traveler, your visit helps support local communities and preserve the fragile environment of these enchanting islands. For more information, check out our Tours in San Cristóbal Island and our Tours at Santa Cruz Island.

Every journey through Ecuador is impactful, fostering personal growth and making a difference in preserving these unique regions. So, are you ready to pack your bags for an unforgettable adventure with Impactful Travel? Learn more about the different destinations in Ecuador below, and how to visit them whilst leaving a positive impact.

A Map of Ecuador showing all Impactful Travel's current Ecuador destinations.

This map displays the locations of the destinations in Ecuador where we currently offer excursions that can be booked directly on our platform. Of course, our custom itineraries can go wherever you need or want! (© d-maps)


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With our Tena Tours, discover the soul of the Amazon with Impactful Travel. Tena, nestled within Ecuador’s lush rainforest, presents a tapestry of enriching experiences that thrill and inspire. Engage in meaningful activities, from volunteering at wildlife sanctuaries to exploring sustainable agriculture, all part of our expertly crafted Tena Amazon tours. Immerse yourself in the Amazon’s extraordinary ecosystem, leaving a positive imprint on the communities you embrace.

For a deeper dive into this captivating destination, explore our Tena Destination Guide. Ready for your transformative journey? View all Tena-inclusive tours and book your life-changing trip today!

Embark on an inspiring journey to Otavalo & Ibarra, where the majestic Andes cradle rich indigenous cultures. With Impactful Travel, you’re more than a tourist—you’re a mindful explorer making real change. Our specially curated Otavalo & Ibarra tours invite you to experience local traditions, from warm homestays to hands-on cooking classes, all while supporting meaningful initiatives like Andean bear conservation. Delve into the colorful tapestry of these vibrant Andean communities, traveling with mindfulness and purpose.

For more inspiration, explore our Otavalo & Ibarra Destination Guide. Eager for a life-altering adventure? Discover our carefully crafted Otavalo & Ibarra tours and begin your transformative journey today.

Welcome to Quito, Ecuador’s lively capital, where history and modernity blend seamlessly. At Impactful Travel, we offer more than just sightseeing – we curate transformative experiences that leave a lasting impact. Perched in the Andean foothills, Quito’s charm lies in its mix of colonial heritage and contemporary vibrancy. Discover the city’s rich past in its UNESCO-listed center, then feel its modern pulse in bustling neighborhoods. Our tours in Quito engage you in local culture, support communities, and champion responsible tourism. Join us for immersive Quito explorations that align with your values.

Check out our Quito Destination Guide for more insights. Ready to embark on a meaningful journey? Discover our tailored Quito tours today!

Welcome to Baños, a mesmerizing fusion of Amazonian and Andean marvels. As advocates for sustainable tourism, our journeys are about making a difference while appreciating the beauty of Baños. To understand what makes Baños unique and its challenges for impactful tourism, explore our Baños Destination Guide.

Currently, we offer select tours outside Baños, including a full-day adventure starting from Tena, leading you to Baños in a deeply enriching way. This journey marries natural wonders with conservation efforts. Come, transform through travel and make a positive impact with us!

Welcome to Guamote – Chimborazo, a region where history and modernity weave a captivating tapestry of culture and natural splendor. This enchanting land has inspired explorers like Alexander von Humboldt, and it’s eager to inspire you too. At Impactful Travel, we offer more than trips; we create purposeful journeys that resonate with responsibility. Our Guamote tours invite you to dive into the vibrant culture and rich archaeology of this region while embracing sustainable travel.

Explore our Guamote, Chimborazo Destination Guide for a deeper insight into this Ecuadorian hidden gem. Ready for a transformative journey? Discover our carefully curated Guamote tours today!

Welcome to Cuenca, Ecuador – a city where history and modernity dance together in a lively fusion of culture, architecture, and nature. From quaint cobblestone streets and colonial structures to the breathtaking El Cajas National Park, Cuenca is a treasure trove of diverse experiences that enthrall every traveler. At Impactful Travel, we offer more than just a trip; we curate enriching journeys that resonate with our belief in responsible and meaningful travel. Embark on our Cuenca tours to uncover hidden gems and connect with local communities that make Cuenca an unmissable Ecuadorian experience.

Explore our Cuenca Destination Guide for a comprehensive look this beautiful city. And if you’re ready for an impactful adventure, discover our handpicked Cuenca tours: each designed to immerse you in local culture, nature, and community life. 

COMING SOON to Impactful Travel: Loja, a hidden gem in southern Ecuador. Imagine weaving through colonial streets, discovering vibrant local art scenes, and immersing yourself in rich music traditions – all while contributing to sustainable tourism. Loja promises an enriching journey of personal growth and meaningful connections with local communities.

While we’re still crafting unique tours and preparing our comprehensive Destination Guide for Loja, rest assured that it’s going to be a transformative journey worth waiting for. Stay tuned for more of Loja with Impactful Travel!

Embark on a transformative journey with Impactful Travel to Puerto Lopez, an enchanting fisherman’s town nestled on Ecuador’s coast. Here, the ocean whispers tales of majestic whales and the ‘Poor Man’s Galapagos’ – Isla de la Plata, a haven for diverse species. Whether you’re watching giants of the deep or exploring local culture, Puerto Lopez promises a wide variety of experiences.

Our Puerto Lopez Destination Guide is here to share more insider tips about this charming town. But it is when you browse through our tours that you will see how we have skillfully intertwined nature, culture, and sustainable tourism. Get ready to grow with Impactful Travel’s tours in Puerto Lopez!

Step into the vibrant heart of Ecuador with Impactful Travel: Guayaquil. This bustling port city is a melting pot of cultural splendors and natural wonders, from the animated Malecón 2000 to tranquil mangrove forests. Our Guayaquil tours are thoughtfully curated to immerse you in local culture, ecology, and communities, transforming travel into an enriching journey of personal growth.

For a deeper dive into the allure of Guayaquil, explore our Guayaquil Destination Guide.

Simultaneously, discover our handpicked tours like ‘Visit a Cacao Farm on your way from Cuenca to Guayaquil,’ ‘Dolphin and Birdwatching in the Mangroves,’ or ‘Guayaquil Walking Tour’. Each experience awaits to create lasting, impactful memories!

Prepare to be captivated by San Cristóbal, a jewel in the crown of the Galápagos archipelago. Renowned for its unique wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes and rich biodiversity, this island promises an extraordinary adventure. At Impactful Travel, we offer the ‘Unique Galapagos Experience on San Cristobal Island Galapagos 5D4N’ tour, carefully crafted to immerse you in the island’s wonders while fostering sustainable tourism.

Eager to uncover more? Our San Cristóbal Destination Guide will be your companion to the magic of this incredible island. Passionate about transformative travel, we’re excited to soon unveil more tours that blend exploration, personal growth, and positive impact. Stay tuned!

COMING SOON: Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos is a gem waiting to be discovered. We’re eager to connect you with its unique magic through Impactful Travel. However, as we’re just opening Ecuador as a destination, we’re carefully crafting meaningful experiences. We apologize for not having tours yet, but rest assured, we’re working on it. Stay tuned for transformative journeys in this special place. Together, let’s travel with purpose and make a difference!

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