Climbing, Biking, Rafting, Kayaking and More in Ecuador

Mountain Climbing

Ecuador offers some of the best mountain climbing adventures in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, the Andes will be able to provide you with some fantastic adventures. The landscapes are marvelous. Hiking around the giant volcanoes and trekking in the footprints of the Incas is part of every must-do adventure in Ecuador.

Mountain Biking

Riding a mountain bike is a wonderful way to discover the Ecuadorian Andes and the various communities living in the highlands. There are many companies in Ecuador that rent out bikes and mountain biking equipment. They also arrange guided day trips. Mountain biking in the Andes will give you the chance to explore Ecuador’s most picturesque and untouched places at your own pace.

Rafting and Kayaking

Ecuador is blessed with many high mountain ranges and many rivers dropping down from the Andes into the Amazon basin and coastal plains. There is no better place to go river rafting or kayaking in South America than Ecuador. What's more, you can choose your adventure according to your level of experience. More experienced visitors can choose a ride with challenging rapids while less experienced adventurers can enjoy a ride that is calm and relaxing.

Whale Watching

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands offer spectacular Humpback Whale Watching between the months of June and September. The best place to observe the Humpback Whales are along the coastline of the entire Province of Manabi.


Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have some massive volcanoes that provide brooding, snow-covered contrasts to the green equatorial lushness. These volcanoes provide mountaineers some of the best opportunities to climb to soaring altitudes without technical difficulty. Volcano climbing is exciting and will leave you with an unforgettable challenge.


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jeff - 2011-09-08 19:41:39

my fiance & i are visiting ecuador in novemember, we plan on going to banos & montanita. i surf so id like to visit some other beaches in that area. we'd like to do some rafting, horseback riding & fishing. niether of us like large cities. do you have any suggestions on other towns we should visit? we are traveling by bus so we want to keep our time on the road as limited as possible...thanks!

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Carlos - 2011-03-09 19:08:39

I appreciate your response. Thanks for the advice and the correction. I guess it would be a good idea to read the comment before it is actually posted. About the advice: “to take clothes for warm weather at sea level and warm clothes for travel in the higher elevations”…wow!!! It makes perfect sense; great advice! I would have never figured that out. Thanks a lot!!!

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Ricardo - 2011-03-05 23:51:44

I will be traveling to Quito in February and I was wondering about the weather, the type of close I should take to the trip. I will appreciate any comment.
Carlos: Best advice....don't take ANY "close"...take clothes for warm weather at sea level and warm clothes for travel in the higher elevations. It doesn't mattter what time of year.

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