Hike and bike among some of Ecuador's highest peaks in a pristine Andean mountain environment, then descend to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the Amazon rainforest. You will learn about animals, insects and plants, as well as experience the unique culture of some of the people who call the Amazon home. Leave the rainforest for the turquoise waters of the Galapagos Islands where you will have close encounters with weird and wonderful wildlife, enjoy the colorful local people and learn some of the oddities of the Islands' human history.
Exploring the Andes, you will hike through spectacular valleys and verdant grasslands, travelling from rocky mountain peak to volcanic glacier while staying in a cozy mountain lodge. After crisp days spent traversing the mountains, you will travel to the Amazon rainforest to witness its incredible biodiversity firsthand. You will have the chance to see secretive wildlife, birds, insects and plants, both from the ground as well as high up in the tree canopy. You will learn about and experience local culture including a cooking class and meal with ultra-local ingredients! From the Amazon, you head to the world-renowned Galapagos Islands, famous for their incredible wildlife, spectacular geography and pristine waters. You will visit three different islands to see the diversity of life and landscapes, and engage in a wide variety of water and land activities in this fantastic adventure.