From troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.
It all began in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, when a group of travel enthusiasts decided to redefine other travelers’ experience in Ecuador, once travel was going to be possible again. Through our year-long experience working with different travel agencies, we noticed that organized tours still mostly were done the old-fashioned way: hustle from attraction A to B, to check it off the “to-see” list, and for the mandatory foto, that most of the time would end up buried amongst thousands of other photos on a hard disk and never be seen again.
At Authentic Ecuador, our goal is to convert our travelers from passive consumers to active participants. Yes, you’ll also see the highlights of the country, but you will immerse into its nature, interact with its people, taste its flavours, and experience some adrenaline-loaded adventures if you wish to! Feeling that our experiences are still too “out of the box”? We’d be happy to create your personalized Ecuador trip together with you!
We would like you to capture the essence of Ecuador in all its facets, mixing main attractions with off-the-beaten-track experiences, which makes each trip unique and avoids overtourism. Join us on an unforgettable trip and expect the unexpected!
Our guide Ven was phenomenal and very attentive to all our needs. We also were very impressed with the vegetarian meals that the cook provided. We loved the tower, the wall and the river paddling trip. We were able to view over 130 different birds which exceeded my expectations. Thank you for your time.
We had the most amazing time in Ecuador. We spent 2 weeks there and were able to see so much more than if we had attempted to plan this ourselves. The tours, guides, hotels and transports were all perfectly coordinated and made the trip stress free for us! Linda really put the most spectacular trip together!!! 10/10 recommend for anyone!!
This was the first time I’ve ever used a Travel Agency and the first time I’ve ever been on a small-group guided tour. It was a fantastic experience. The itinerary that Mathias put together was well coordinated and thought out. The activities varied from the active to the intellectual. Milton was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable about Ecuador in general and the Andes in particular. He was helpful, patient, and flexible changing plans to accommodate our needs. He went out of his way to make sure everyone had an enjoyable experience. I particularly enjoyed our hike to Catopaxi. I also greatly appreciated his role as translator when he accompanied our group on a hike in the Amazon jungle and an exploration of a cave. His presence made me feel safe and comfortable. Galapagos snorkeling was my favorite part of the entire trip. I had the chance to Galapagos penguins, rays, octopus, sharks.. even two hammerheads, turtles, a large blue spiny lobster, and too many fish to name. Our Galapagos guide, David, and the crew aboard the Galaxy were fantastic. They all were friendly, competent, knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. I would love to do this again!
Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Who can trun the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwile you girl.
Boy the way Glen Miller played, songs that made the hit parade. Guys like us had it made, those were the days and you knew who.