The Best Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Ecuador

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Prepare yourself for an extraordinary journey with one of these amazing outdoor and nature tours in Ecuador. Our extensive research has led us to uncover the finest journeys available, carefully analyzed from a diverse range of offerings from highly regarded travel companies. Every aspect, from pricing and guest ratings to service quality, destinations, and activities, has been taken into account. Whether you're an experienced explorer or venturing to new places for the first time, these thoughtfully selected outdoor and nature tours promise an unforgettable adventure in Ecuador.


The Top 3:

  • 12 Days, $1710.00

  • 9 Days, $2049.00

  • 8 Days, $1895.00

What are outdoor and nature tours like in Ecuador?

Ecuador

Here are the important factors:

  • 66 trip options analyzed
  • $351 average price per day (USD)
  • 1 to 17 days in length
  • 4.67 of 5 average rating
  • 17 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of outdoor and nature tours in Ecuador, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.67 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 17 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 9 days, with tours ranging from 1 to 17 days long. For physical activity, the tours are marked as easy, moderate, serious, and relaxing, with a prevalent number on easy tours. With our thorough analysis of 66 outdoor and nature tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that Ecuador has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Outdoor and Nature Tours in Ecuador
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
by Bamba Travel



12 Days Quito to Guayaquil 10 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This 12-day journey is ideal for guests from 10 and up. And priced at only $143 per day, it's a great value, too. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. Get ready to fully embrace hiking and mountain hikes. Experience a trip that takes you to 10 remarkable destinations, including Guamote, Cuenca, Cotopaxi National Park, and Sigchos. Begin your trip in Quito and complete it with a memorable finale in Guayaquil. It's offered by Bamba Travel, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Mountain Hikes
$1,710
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



9 Days Start/End in Quito 4 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $159 per day, this terrific 9-day voyage is ideal for guests from 18 to 39 years old. Explore 4 incredible locations on this trip, including Santa Cruz Island and Floreana Island. Quito kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Organized by the reputable G Adventures, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Wildlife
  • Snorkelling
$1,434
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 25% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure Journeys



8 Days Start/End in Quito 10 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 10 to 89 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 4.9 out of 5 rating from previous guests. And since the priority is on local culture and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. On this amazing journey, you'll experience hiking and mountain hikes. With a duration of 8 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 16 people, and is good for guests from 10 to 89 years old. Discover a journey that spans 10 destinations, with notable stops in Cotopaxi National Park, Sigchos, Chugchilan, and Quilotoa. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Quito. This fantastic option, organized by Adventure Journeys, presents an unbeatable value at just $178 per day. Don't miss out on this limited-time sale.

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Mountain Hikes
$1,895 $1,421
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
by Explore!



14 Days Quito to Guayaquil 15 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 16 to 85 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 14 days, this voyage has a maximum size of 16 individuals. Welcoming guests from 16 to 85 years old, it is organized by Explore!, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This trip takes you on an adventure to 15 destinations, including Cotopaxi Volcano, Papallacta, Misahualli, and Banos. Begin your trip in Quito and complete it with a memorable finale in Guayaquil. Available at an unbeatable price of only $173 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Wildlife
  • Hiking & Trekking
$2,420
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
by Rebecca Adventure Travel



5 Days Start/End in Nueva Loja 2 Destinations 15 People at Most Ages 12 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional journey that has garnered a 4.3 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 5 days, this jouney will have 15 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests from 12 and up. Expertly organized by Rebecca Adventure Travel, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $91 per day.

  • Wildlife
$453
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 25% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Quito 8 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip is offered by G Adventures which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $107 per day. Along the way, this journey encompasses 8 destinations, including Tena, Papallacta, Otavalo, and Cotopaxi National Park. Quito will be the beginning and end of your trip. The maximum group size is 16 people, welcoming guests from 12 to 90 years old. Act fast to take advantage of the current sale.

  • Wildlife
$1,999 $1,499
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
by Cami Adventures



5 Days Start/End in Baltra Island 4 Destinations 15 People at Most Ages 5 to 66 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.4 out of 5 stars by previous guests. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife, snorkelling, and family-friendly activities. With a duration of 5 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 15 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests from 5 to 66 years old. This itinerary covers 4 captivating destinations, with stops in Santa Cruz Island and Isabela Island, among others. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Baltra Island. Brought to you by Cami Adventures, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $190 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Snorkelling
  • Family
$950
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
by Adventure Journeys



1 Days Start/End in Quito 2 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 8 to 89 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled voyage for 1 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 16 participants at most. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Quito. Adventure Journeys, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests guests from 8 to 89 years old. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $120 per day.

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$120
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
by BM Tours



4 Days Start/End in Baltra Island 3 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 3 to 65 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Baltra Island kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With an emphasis on wildlife and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Lasting 4 days, the maximum group size is 10 people, and it's good for guests from 3 to 65 years old. Organized by BM Tours, this is a great deal because it's only $131 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
$525
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for outdoor and nature tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Ecuador Galapagos Travels



7 Days Quito to Baltra Island 3 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. Begin your trip in Quito and complete it with a memorable finale in Baltra Island. Spanning across 7 days, the journey accommodates 16 individuals, and is suitable for guests from 12 to 90 years old. Offered by Ecuador Galapagos Travels, this remarkable journey is priced at just $164 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Wildlife
$1,150
TourRadar

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Quito, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Quito, The Best 10-Day Tours from Quito, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Quito for more package tour options.

How much do Outdoor Tours in Ecuador cost?

Average Daily Price Outdoor and Nature Tours
$351

Travelers to Ecuador will have a large number of terrific options for outdoor and nature tours at a variety of great prices. The price of outdoor and nature tours here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 66 outdoor and nature tours, their average daily price is a very reasonable $351 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Ecuador.

And for more information on Ecuador, see Ecuador Travel Costs and Ecuador Hotel Costs.


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