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Adventure travel allows you to explore destinations while discovering new skills. So, if you are the kind of traveler who spends daydreaming about exhilarating experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and adrenaline-pumping activities this is the travel style for you. Embrace mental and physical challenges and get out of your comfort zone with adventure travel!

What is Adventure Travel?

When you hear “adventure travel,” your mind usually goes straight to activities that may appeal to adrenaline junkies. However, this is not always the case. Adventure travel goes way beyond that; it is a travel concept that embraces exploration whether it is through cultural interactions or physical challenges.

diving with Tintoreras.

Diving with Tintoreras Sharks.

Adventure travel allows you to connect with nature, discover different cultures, and create lifelong memories through exhilarating and transformative experiences. All in all, what matters most when it comes to adventure tourism is the desire to step out of one’s comfort zone. So, whether you feel like swimming with sharks or simply getting off the beaten path and discovering a new culture, you can consider yourself an adventure traveler. 

Top 5 Best Adventure Tours

11 Day Hidden Treasures Ecuador

11-Day Hidden Treasures Ecuador

Explore the Hidden Treasures of Ecuador through a combination of organized day tours and our self-guided family vacation packages. You’ll receive walking routes and useful tips for your adventure.

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4 Day Amazon Cuyabeno Adventure

4-Day Amazon Cuyabeno Adventure

Designed for adventurous travelers who love to experience nature without being disturbed by cell phones or wifi. Discover the Seoqueya Community and learn about this ancient tribe. Activities during these days vary between wildlife spotting by canoe, hiking, and swimming!

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7 Day Hidden Treasures Galapagos

7-Day Hidden Treasures Galapagos

Uncover the hidden treasures of the Galapagos Islands, where breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife encounters, and captivating experiences await. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this pristine archipelago and create lifelong memories.

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13 day Honeymoon

13-Day Honeymoon Ecuador

Explore the country’s highlights. Start your honeymoon in Quito which is the capital of the country and is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From Quito, you will continue to Otavalo, Quilotoa, Papallacta, Baños, and the Amazon. For sure this is the best way to start your married life!

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8 Day Machu Picchu & Galapagos Travel

8-Day Machu Picchu & Galapagos Travel

This tour is designed for luxury travelers who want to enjoy the best of Ecuador in a comfortable way. You’ll visit the most beautiful nooks of Ecuador and you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature, breathtaking landscapes, and unique wildlife. Find yourself again back into nature!

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Who is Adventure Travel for?

This travel style is for anyone who is looking for something beyond the ordinary, far more than just visiting mainstream destinations. It is the perfect match for those who crave authentic, immersive experiences with a touch of adrenaline. When thinking about adventure travelers, a wide range of people comes to mind, including:

  • Adventure Enthusiasts
  • Nature Lovers
  • Cultural Explorers
  • Active Families
  • Solo Travelers
  • Nature Photographers
  • Sustainable Travelers

Adventure travel appeals to individuals who seek unique and memorable experiences, appreciate the beauty of nature, embrace different cultures, prioritize sustainable practices, and value personal growth through challenging and enriching adventures.

Rebecca’s Top Picks

Rebecca, the passionate founder of Rebecca Adventure Travel, loves to travel. She’s always planning her next trip. When traveling she loves to explore new destinations and create a true connection with them. That’s why, whether she is seeking blood-pumping activities or a more relaxed cultural immersion, she always adds a spark of adventure to her trips. This can be easily found in Ecuador, as well as other nearby destinations like Peru and Colombia. Check out Rebecca’s Top Adventure tours:

Galapagos Samba Cruise

Galapagos Samba Cruise

Discover the Enchanted Islands aboard the Galapagos Samba Cruise. The ample deck makes this boat ideal for nature and photography cruises and gives you the chance to encounter majestic wildlife and embark on an unforgettable journey!

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5 Day Luxury Ecuador Coast Cruise Expedition

5-Day Luxury Coast Cruise Expedition

Created for adventurous tourists willing to try a new concept of luxury while visiting the Ecuadorian Coast. You’ll have immersive experiences on land and on water. Discover Ecuadorian gastronomy, wildlife, and culture while adhering to the sustainability philosophy.

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8 Day Island Hopping Classic

8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Classic

The perfect combination of interesting day tours and exploring the islands by yourself. Kayak, visit uninhabited islands and the best snorkeling spots are just a few of the many wonderful activities you’ll enjoy on this incredible tour!

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Types of Adventure Travel

Despite the popular belief of adventure travel as a travel style packed with adrenaline-rushed activities, it can be for everyone. For some, it may be about experiencing outdoor activities to connect with nature, while for others, it may involve immersing themselves in new cultures or seeking truly authentic experiences in their destinations. Whatever your interests may be, rest assured that there will be an adventure tour suitable for you. Here are some types of adventure travel for you to choose from:

Experiential Travel

When you decide to embark on experiential travel, you are opting for more than just tourism. Instead of passively observing or visiting popular tourist attractions, experiential travelers actively engage with the local culture, traditions, and environment of a destination. This provides travelers with a truly authentic and hands-on experience that allows them to connect with the essence of a place.

Experiential travel activities:

Soft Adventure

Soft Adventure is for those who want to explore and learn in a more comfortable and relaxed way. Today this travel style is increasing in demand by the day. Why? Because it is more accessible and does not require high physical demands or risks associated with more intense adventure sports. Moreover, it tends to be a more sustainable form of tourism.

As this type of tourism does not require intense physical effort or training beforehand, it can be enjoyed by a wide range of travelers regardless of their age or fitness levels.

Soft Adventure activities:

Hard Adventure

Hard adventure is for those travelers who are seeking more than just an average trip with a touch of adrenaline. These experiences are sought after by thrill-seekers and adrenaline enthusiasts, often requiring a certain level of training or physical fitness. Hard adventure trips are typically off the beaten path, presenting travelers with mental and physical challenges that test their endurance.

It’s important to note that the definition of hard adventure is not fixed and can vary from traveler to traveler based on their fitness levels and personal experiences. For instance, an avid runner may consider hiking a soft adventure, while someone less accustomed to physical activity may perceive it as a hard adventure

Hard Adventure activities:

Contacting a travel agency is a good call for a stress-free trip. Additionally, destination experts can help you create a tailor-made trip to fit your desired activity level and interest so that when you finally arrive at your destination there will be no unexpected surprises and you can just relax and enjoy the journey of a lifetime!

Why choose an Adventure Tour?

There are many travel styles to choose from, so why opt for an adventure trip? Adventure tourism offers numerous benefits, particularly for those seeking personal growth and a connection with their surroundings.

When you rely on your own physical and mental strength to navigate, it becomes a rewarding challenge that heightens your awareness of the world around you. This leads to a multitude of advantages, including:

  1. Cultural understanding: Immersing yourself in other cultures allows you to have a deeper appreciation of diverse ways of life, fostering empathy and expanding your mindset.
  2. Connection with nature: When you travel and synchronize your senses to fully absorb your surroundings, breathing in the pure air and marveling at breathtaking views, you practice mindfulness. This fosters a profound appreciation for nature and encourages sustainable practices.
  3. Break from routine: Stepping away from your everyday schedule and embracing something entirely new stimulates creativity, reduces stress levels, and provides much-needed peace of mind.
  4. Increased confidence: Navigating unfamiliar situations can be challenging, but it forces you to be resourceful and independent. This empowers you, boosting self-esteem and confidence.
  5. Personal growth: Venturing beyond your comfort zone requires resourcefulness, adaptability, and problem-solving skills to overcome new challenges. In the end, you gain a new skill set, fresh perspectives, and lifelong memories that enrich your life.
adventure travel in kichwa community.

Cultural immersion in the Kichwa community.

By choosing an adventure trip, you embark on a transformative journey that nurtures personal growth, cultural understanding, and a deeper connection with the world.

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Ready to embark on once in a lifetime adventure trip? Contact Rebecca Adventure Travel today and let our Destination Experts help you design your dream trip to Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia.