Two Travel Icons - Travel Ecuador & International Expeditions Announce Partnership

25 June 2012

Travelers Benefit with Unprecedented Access, Thrill, Adventure in Lush Ecuadorian Wilds

Quito, ECUADOR – View the rare plumage of the Violet-throated Metaltail.  Hike the mysterious, lush cloud forest. Indulge in steaming tropical hot springs. These thrills are now available through the unique partnership of two well-known eco-tour companies: Travel Ecuador, a leader in customized Ecuadorian itineraries, and world eco-travel leader, International Expeditions. Travel Ecuador is set to create the uniquely customized trip for International Expeditions with the result sure to combine the authentic expertise and eco-travel spirit of both companies

Bill Robison, Director of Product Development at International Expeditions shared his excitement with the partnership on this spectacular itinerary, “we are very enthusiastic about the new itineraries which Travel Ecuador has provided International Expeditions – they are completely customized for our travelers and will be unlike any other trip to Ecuador.”

International Expeditions invites you to tour Ecuador on a new 10-day journey into the astounding biodiversity, rich cultural heritage and wild beauty of this small country. Under the care of our seasoned naturalist guides, search for a variety of birdlife in the protected reserves and hike deep into the mysterious, lush cloud forest. Stroll past Colonial churches and former haunts of the Inca and Cañari before indulging yourself in steaming tropical hot springs at Papallacta. This comprehensive itinerary combines culture, nature, adventure and relaxation all within the inspiring confines of Ecuador.

Ecuador’s Best Wildlife

IE’s new Ecuador tour travels through a variety of ecosystems, including mangroves, dry forest, cloud forest and the lush Amazon rainforest. Travelers explore the premier wildlife areas and protected habitats, watch for horned screamer, chestnut-fronted macaw, black-headed parrot, blue-crowned trogon and glowing puffleg. Plus, you may also spot pink freshwater dolphin, giant otter and monk saki.

Savor Colonial Cities

Explore Cuenca the “Athens” of Ecuador’s southern sierra, where cobblestone streets lead past neo-gothic cathedrals and Inca plazas to quaint shops where local artisans create Panama hats, jewelry and ceramics. Quito’s famed Plaza de la Independence is the ideal place to soak up the colonial grandeur of fascinating baroque churches and convents, while just steps away the town divides into a sleek, modern area of contemporary architecture.

Travel Ecuador provides customized itineraries throughout Ecuador, a South American gem of astounding diversity, cultural richness and geographical beauty. The tour operator is a branch of South Expeditions, an adventure-plus-luxury travel company with over 20 years of experience creating personalized, authentic and exciting adventure trips throughout South America. Learn more at South Expeditions.

International Expeditions is a world leader in nature travel. Its unique itineraries and trail-blazing eco-travel spirit have earned the company the distinction “One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by the editors of National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine (2008 & 2009). The company has refined its trips over three decades. Learn more at International Expeditions.