¡Ecuador! A hidden gem that has not yet been discovered by many. It is very difficult to define Ecuador, as this South American country does not have only one big highlight, but so many little ones. And every day that you will travel to discover a bit more of the country you will find a new favourite spot. Maybe DIVERSITY is the word that best suits the country, as this country – small compared to its neighbours – contains snow-capped peaks and volcanic lakes in the Andean Mountains, an extense and lush green Amazon region, while the humpback whales pay a visit to its Pacific Coast every year and the Galapagos Islands contain a live-laboratory of evolution for you to experience.
is a country that one can come back to time after time and continue
to explore it – every time choosing a different focal point or take
a less than 2-week sneak-peak along all the highlights, which can
easily be done in such a short time due to its small size.
But the most amazing thing of Ecuador, is that it is a destination filled with Experiences! Talk to your Biulu Travel Creator to incorporate the experiences that you would like to have during your travels.
Quédate unas noches en una de las antiguas haciendas o en
una casa en una comunidad indígena en la sierra ecuatoriana. ¡En la mañana sales temprano a ordeñar la vaca y
recolectar los huevos para el desayuno, para después alistarse para una cabalgata como verdadera chagra andina!
Sta a few nights in one of the older haciendas that are spread among the Andean Highlands or Experience the daily life in an indigenous homestay. No matter which sleeping Experience you choose, you can experience local life by getting up early and milk the cow and collect the eggs for breakfast, to afterwards get ready for a horseback ride as a typical Andean Chagra Cowboy!
the drive already makes it worth to go from the highlands to the
the lowlands and coastal area is locally called. While driving the
majestic descend from over 3000 meters to sea level, one can make
various stops and explore the different ecological regions such as
the cloud forest – famous for the great variety of hummingbirds,
the farms of cacao, coffee, and banana or maybe a small de-tour to a
community that can only be reach by the
final train ride.
When you arrive at the coast you can explore mangroves, eat the
or from June until October see the giants of the sea – the humpback
the World to get to know the giants of the oceans a bit better and
participate a day with the investigation of the whales that visit the
coast of Puerto Lopez every year between June and October to mate and
give birth. Become an assistant-investigator aboard the boat going
towards Isla de la Plata. Along the way you will see the giants jump
out of the water and you will learn to photograph their tails which
will help in the identification and sharing this information with an
American foundation that tracks whale movement up and down the
Pacific Coast of the American continent. While normal tourists
disembark at the Isla de la Plata, you continue with the
investigators sailing around the island to catalogue more
information, including the singing of the whales underwater
Amazon, which by Ecuadorians is called El
is a magical region filled with all tones of green, old tress,
ancestral knowledge of plants and medicines, many animals and
nocturnal sounds. It is a treasure of the world and a privilege to be
able to explore a small part of it, which will most definitely leave
you with an awe of the magic of nature.
going down the wide Napo river on a motorized canoa and stop on
riverbank to cross over and get into a small paddle canoe carved out
of Wood, to go a couple of hours further into the jungle of Yasuni
National Park. Without the sound of the motor, suddenly, the sounds
of the trees and its inhabitants become louder and louder and will be
the only sounds you hear. Your first Experience in the jungle is one
you never forget, and slowly your senses start to open, and you will
start to distinguish the different shades of green and the jungle and
its inhabitants start to show themselves to you.