Ecuador Adventure Travel

Climb a 14,000 foot extinct volcano, exploring the fascinating biodiversity of the paramo while learning orienteering skills. Astonishing.

Work together with an indigenous village in the Amazon to build bookshelves for their school, camp under the stars and cook over an open fire. Inspiring.

Snorkel through lava tunnels and alongside penguins in one of the world’s most pristine marine environments. Exhilarating.

Delve into the rich culture, from Kichwa ceramics and blowguns, to colorful craft markets and family farms. Fascinating.

Chill Expeditions invites you to experience the absolute best in Ecuador adventure travel. Powerful connections. New perspectives. Real-life experience. Ecuador adventure travel vacations with Chill Expeditions mean you aren’t sitting on the sidelines. We immerse you in the game so that you can experience a true learning adventure; one that changes you from the inside out. From deep in the Amazon jungle to high atop the glacier-capped Andes, we help you to understand the intricacies of the extreme climactic, cultural and biological diversities that help make Ecuador such an astounding and unique country. And then we put those pieces into a larger picture, offering you the opportunity to gain profound insights on this gorgeous little country, and the world as a whole.

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Why We Love Ecuador


Our incredible network of local collaborators are at the heart of why we love Ecuador – from the indigenous artisans working to preserve tradition to the communities eager to share their homes with visitors to the pioneers for sustainability and conservation.

Our expert in-country team has more than 20 years of experience creating and executing high impact experiential learning expeditions for students of all ages. Our highly trained local guides love to share their country and help our visitors make meaningful connections during their time in Ecuador.

Whether you are in the heart of historic Quito or the remote Andean highlands, our customized itineraries are tailored to your interests and designed to put the incredible cultural and ecological diversity of Ecuador in context. From studying biodiversity on the Pacific Coast to engaging with language and cultural history in rural villages to visiting indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest, we help you to connect with the best of Ecuador.

Our Ecuador expeditions are ideal for those looking for a higher level travel experience – beyond a typical vacation or student trip – a journey that will leave you with a richer understanding of your place in the world. Ecuador offers unparalleled biodiversity, stunning landscapes, thrilling adventure activities, rich history and engaging culture. Join us to explore the very best of Ecuador, Chill Expeditions style.

A Day on Expedition in Ecuador

Day 9: Sierra Negra and Chico Volcano

Today we hike along the rim of the second largest crater in the world! Hike to the Volcan Chico to get a closer look at the almost artistic looking lava formations and the “pioneer plants” that have only barely begun to colonize this relatively young lava. After breakfast we pack our lunches for a hike to the Volcán Sierra Negra and Volcán Chico. Recent lava flows host emerging flora and bird life. We make our way back down the volcano and head to our spectacular campsite on the foothills of the volcano.

Important Themes:

  • What are pioneer species? Endemic species? Native species? Introduced species?

  • How life finds a way, even in the most seemingly inhospitable of environments

  • The seven vegetation zones of Sierra Volcano and their influences

Best Value in Ecuador

Chill Expeditions offers the absolute best value for an unparalleled experiential learning experience in Ecuador. Each of our expeditions is customized to meet your educational vision and trip interests, so pricing varies by itinerary – most of our student expeditions to mainland Ecuador range from $225-$250 per student per day (land cost). We offer 1 free chaperone land cost for each 10 paying students, and our expeditions are completely all inclusive – no add-ons or hidden costs while on the road. View Pricing Information