The Andean Highlands of Ecuador

Unveil the Mysteries of the Andean Highlands of Ecuador

Embark on a Transformative Journey Through the Andean Highlands with Impactful Travel.

Discover the Andean Highlands, a region where awe-inspiring landscapes and rich cultural heritage coalesce. When you travel with Impactful Travel, you’re not just a visitor—you’re a responsible traveler actively contributing to the well-being of local communities and the preservation of this extraordinary environment.

Customized Andean Adventures

If our set itineraries don’t capture what you’re looking for, don’t worry. We excel at designing personalized travel experiences that align with your specific interests and ethical values. Contact us to collaborate on crafting your own unforgettable Andean journey.

From Farm to Chocolate Bar

Cacao Farm Experience: Cuenca to Guayaquil Journey

7 Hours
Join us on a unique journey from Cuenca to Guayaquil, stopping at El Deseo Cacao Plantation. Learn about the process of cacao production, taste […]
Unearth the secrets of Andean cuisine

Deliciously Authentic Cooking Class in Otavalo

4 Hours
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 […]
Enjoy the famous Pambamesa feast!

Kushiwaira Community Day – Explore Ecuador’s hidden gem

Full Day
Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Kushiwaira Community. Explore unique trails, learn local customs, and enjoy a communal Pambamesa meal.
Hikers paradise

Hiking El Cajas National Park

Full Day (hike 5-6 h)
El Cajas National Park is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers looking to explore one of Ecuador's hidden gems.
Weave your Way around San Pablo Lake

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

3-4 Hours
Share a weaving morning with lovely families at one side of the San Pablo lake, and visit a bird rescue center on the other […]
The best way to get to know the city

Cuenca Walking Tour: a Journey of Culture and Purification

4 Hours
The Cuenca Walking Tour enables you to get to know Cuenca by the hand of a Cuencano and even finish off with a purification […]
A room at Los Yapas Holistic Center | Impactful Travel in Ecuador
A unique opportunity to learn!

Amazon Permaculture: Experience Los Yapas Holistic Center

1Day, 1 Night
An amazing opportunity to learn about growing food in the Amazon (and the rest of the world!) and enjoying super healthy food. Nurture the […]
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
Join us for an enriching journey into the Ecuadorian Amazon. Volunteering for a day is a great way to contribute to the rescue and […]
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
The best way to travel from Tena to Baños; learning, getting inspired and leaving a positive impact before the waterfall fun begins!
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
A two-day cultural immersion trip from Baños to Cuenca, exploring the indigenous communities of Chimborazo along the way.
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