Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands Adventure Tours

Come explore one of South America's best kept secrets with us!

Ecuador (which includes the Galapagos Islands) may be one of the smallest countries in South America, but its diversity might surprise you. This destination offers everything an adventurer could want including distinctive wildlife, world-class snorkelling and scuba diving, dense Amazon rainforests and magical cloudforests to hike in, lively markets to explore and a charming world heritage listed capital city.

We've got the best way to explore the Galapagos Islands - especially for landlubbers - and while you're in this part of the world, you won't want to miss the hiking, rafting, biking and caving on mainland Ecuador. Did we mention a mild spring-like climate year-round and incredibly welcoming locals?

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Galapagos Photography Adventure Tour with Pablo, Karla and Ivan

“Galapagos, WOW! This, our third adventure with Active South America was unique and exciting, and this third one tops them all! Spectacular! Daily packed full of the activities and actions we love, including photography. The coaching by two world class photographers was 'special'. Our local Galapageno guide Pablo was the best! Our local Galapagos support group "GalaLKiwi" and their staff were efficient, thorough and caring. Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet, our two Nat Geo published photographic coaches, were informative, personable, and fun to be with. And the best of all... The Galapagos! Words cannot describe this pelagic remote and 'other worldly' place and its marine and terrestrial wildlife. You had to be there! Our six fellow travelers were wonderful companions, all of them were into nature, people and photography. I would recommend this adventure in a heartbeat! This adventure of packed full days leaves one exhausted at the end of each day, and up for what's coming the next. Me? I'm a life-long sailor who never gets seasick, and so... a little advice for those who are subject to seasickness, this adventure involves a lot of time on the ocean... bring those tablets!”
– Florida, United States
Galapagos Photography Adventure, June 2013
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