Are you planning a trip for small groups? Are you dreaming about a captivating journey that takes you through vibrant cultures, diverse landscapes, and ancient civilizations? If so, small-group tours to the enchanting countries of Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú should be at the top of your list! You’ll have an immersive experience, meeting like-minded travelers while exploring the rich tapestry of South America’s finest destinations.
Traveling in a small group means personalized experiences, deeper connections with local communities, and the freedom to explore off-the-beaten-path treasures. Choose small group travel for an immersive, luxurious, and unforgettable adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey through Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú, where lush landscapes, vibrant cultures, and culinary delights await.
Ecuador offers a kaleidoscope of experiences as you traverse regions with diverse ecosystems. In Colombia, dive into the heart of the world’s coffee mecca. Your small group ventures deep into the Coffee Triangle, learning the art of brewing. Perú enchants with its mystical Inca ruins like Machu Picchu, where you’ll connect with the ancient spirit of the Andes. Enjoy unparalleled biodiversity, exotic cuisine, and indigenous culture!
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Embrace the opportunity to explore unfamiliar territory and discover the myriad marvels of these diverse countries through our thoughtfully designed small-group journeys.
This is the tour where adventure meets relaxation and exploration meets empowerment. This carefully curated journey celebrates the spirit of womanhood as you uncover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, immersing yourself in captivating experiences designed exclusively for women.
The Beluga offers a fantastic way to cruise the Galapagos Islands in speed and style. Enjoy a luxurious cabin and a comprehensive itinerary of activities! The Beluga is outfitted exclusively for the Enchanted Isles and has been awarded the Smart Voyager certification for adhering to conservation standards.
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These tours are tailor-made for your small group, providing an immersive, intimate, and memorable journey through some of the world’s most captivating destinations. With the luxury of exclusivity and personalized experiences, your small group travels together, explores together, and creates lasting memories together, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that truly connects you with the world around you.
Traverse the mysterious Andes mountains, discover traditional Colombian coffee plantations, meet the Galapagos archipelago’s iconic wildlife, and explore the enigmatic Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu ruins. Partake in the perfect blend of thrilling activities: kayaking, hiking, biking, snorkeling, jungle excursions, canoe rides, Inca Trail trekking, Inca site visits, wildlife encounters, and cultural experiences.
Enjoy different settings through guided tours of peaceful coffee farms, bustling cities, and relaxing beaches. Connect with indigenous communities and form lasting bonds with your fellow travelers.
Now, what’s different in a small group versus a large group? Small groups get personalized attention and a close-knit atmosphere; they allow for meaningful interactions with locals and a deeper appreciation for rich biodiversity. Small group travel promises an intimate and enriching adventure that you’ll cherish forever. Enjoy exclusive experiences on comprehensive tours!
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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. Engage in a diverse range of activities, from wildlife spotting by canoe to hiking and swimming!
Small Groups Expeditions to Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú
Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú are three South American countries with captivating landscapes and ancient culture and history. From the mystical Andes Mountains to the lush Amazon rainforest and the inspiring Machu Picchu ruins, the journey promises an adventure through the best of South America.
Ecuador: The Jewel of the Andes
Ecuador is nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains. It’s a small nation, approximately the size of the U.S. state of Oregon. However, despite its size, Ecuador has unparalleled biodiversity, from the lush rainforest to the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and the incredible Galapagos Islands.
Small-group tours with Rebecca Adventure Travel combine nature’s finest creations, vibrant culture, and history. Traveling to Ecuador is an opportunity to discover beautiful destinations and fascinating communities, and enjoy warm hospitality. Below, find some compelling reasons why you should consider visiting this charming country.
Ecuador is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Travelers marvel at the incredible variety of flora and fauna in such a small country.
The country is home to diverse cultures, such as different indigenous communities with unique languages, traditions, and crafts. Our tours for small groups include visits to local native peoples in order to learn about their ancient customs, folklore, and traditional art.
Quito’s Historical Charm
Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, boasts South America’s best-preserved historic center, brimming with stunning colonial architecture. It offers a glimpse into the nation’s rich history, art, and culture.
The Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination. Visiting this archipelago is an opportunity to encounter wildlife found nowhere else on the planet. Come observe giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and playful sea lions in their natural habitat! Snorkeling and diving in the clear waters allow you to witness the marine life up close.
Ecuadorian cuisine reflects the country’s diverse geography. During your trip, taste a variety of dishes, from fresh seafood along the coastal region to hearty soups and stews in the Andean highlands. Don’t miss the delicious ceviche and the famous cuy dish (guinea pig)!
Warm Welcoming People
Ecuadorians are known for their friendliness and hospitality. Interacting with locals is a wonderful way to learn about their way of life, traditions, and values.
Volcanoes and Hot Springs
The Andes Mountains are dotted with impressive volcanoes, some of which can be climbed. Additionally, there are natural hot springs where you can relax and soak in its mineral waters.
Markets in Ecuador are a feast for the senses. You can wander through stalls selling handicrafts, fabrics, and fresh produce. The Otavalo Indigenous Market is famous for its colorful textiles and crafts.
Compared to many other destinations, Ecuador offers excellent value for money, making it an attractive destination for budget-conscious travelers.
Colombia: Where Rhythm Meets Adventure
Colombia is renowned for its warm hospitality, lively music, and stunning landscapes. The country has a diverse range of attractions for every type of traveler, whether you’re an adventure seeker, history aficionado, nature lover, or someone in search of a distinctive cultural encounter. You should make Colombia your next destination!
Adventures in Nature
Colombia boasts an incredible variety of landscapes, from lush jungles and pristine beaches to the Andes mountains and picturesque coffee plantations. The country’s biodiversity is inspiring. Nature lovers, culture enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike can enjoy traveling here.
While Colombia is attracting more and more tourism, many destinations retain authenticity, offering a more off-the-beaten-path experience. Adventurers have an array of thrilling activities at their disposal. Go hiking in the Andes, navigate the rapids of the Chicamocha Canyon through white-water rafting, or soar above Medellín while paragliding.
Energetic and Warm People
Friendly Colombians take any chance they get to introduce visitors to their customs and heritage. When you visit the country, you’ll feel the locals’ genuine warmth and welcoming nature. They are quick to strike up conversations, share stories, and make you feel at home.
They also enjoy showing their cuisine to travelers. Colombians take great pride in their country. Whether you’re exploring the bustling cities or venturing into smaller towns and villages, you’re likely to encounter smiles and warm greetings from the locals.
Rich Culture and History
Colombia boasts an intriguing history and a lively cultural scene. It’s been shaped by centuries of indigenous, colonial, and modern influences from Spanish, African, and European cultures.
Discover the country’s colonial legacy in cities such as Cartagena and Popayan, or fully engage with the indigenous traditions of destinations like San Agustín and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Each region has its unique customs, traditional music and dances, and cuisine.
Dancing is an integral part of Colombian culture. Throughout the country, you’ll find people dancing joyously at festivals and gatherings. They enjoy different types of music, such as Cumbia, Vallenato, Salsa, and other popular national genres. Enjoy the famous salsa clubs in Cali, the “salsa capital of the world“. The Carnaval de Barranquilla (Carnival) is one of the largest and most colorful carnivals in the world.
Colombia, renowned as one of the globe’s leading coffee producers, offers a haven for coffee aficionados. Explore coffee farms nestled in the Coffee Triangle and gain insights into the complete coffee production process, from the cultivation of beans to the ultimate cup of perfection.
Art, Music, and Literature
Art is very important for Colombians. The country has produced renowned artists, writers, and poets. For instance, Gabriel García Márquez, the wonderful author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, was a Nobel laureate in literature and one of the most celebrated writers worldwide, as the Latin American representative of the magical realism literary genre.
Another famous artist is the painter and sculptor Fernando Botero. He’s known for his distinctive style of creating voluminous, exaggerated figures. His works can be found in museums and public spaces around the world. Globally popular musicians Shakira and Juanes are also notable Colombian artists.
Colombia’s rich culinary heritage is made up of an enticing fusion of flavors. With each area presenting its distinct creations, Colombian gastronomy is as diverse as the culture. From savory arepas to the classic bandeja paisa, Colombian cuisine is a feast for your palate.
Perú: A Tapestry of Ancient Civilization
Perú, a land steeped in history and ancient wonders, awaits your exploration. This nation cradles the mystical Lake Titicaca, hosts the former Inca capital, Cusco, and guards the enigmatic Nazca Lines, etched into its desert.
Small groups can hike the renowned Inca Trail, savor the fusion of cultures in Lima’s world-renowned gastronomy, and venture into the mystery of ancient geoglyphs. Whether you’re drawn to history, nature, culture, or adventure, Perú beckons with unparalleled experiences. Let’s uncover the treasures of this captivating country!
Mystical Inca Heritage
Explore the legacy of the Inca civilization at Machu Picchu and other awe-inspiring archaeological sites, where you’ll be captivated by the remarkable architecture and engineering of the Incas. Immerse yourself in the traditions and customs of Peru’s diverse indigenous communities, participating in colorful festivals and ceremonies that celebrate ancient beliefs and practices.
Wander through the historic streets of Cusco, a city where colonial architecture seamlessly blends with ancient Inca ruins, offering impressive churches, lively plazas, and charming neighborhoods. Venture into revered sites steeped in mysticism, like the Nazca Lines, where ancient geoglyphs continue to puzzle archaeologists, and delve into the enigmatic traditions of Peru’s ancient civilizations.
A Gastronomic Adventure
Perú is celebrated for its culinary scene, a splendid fusion of indigenous traditions and global influences. At the heart of it is Nikkei cuisine, an artful blend of Peruvian and Japanese flavors that captivates foodies. Revel in the delightful mosaic of diverse tastes, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.
Savor dishes like ceviche, anticuchos (skewers of grilled meat), and quinoa, prepared with the freshest and most exotic ingredients. Whether you’re exploring street food stalls or dining in gourmet restaurants, you’ll be treated to a feast that reflects how layered Peruvian gastronomy is. This is an exploration that transcends borders and customs, inviting you to indulge in the captivating flavors of Perú.
Peru’s Amazon rainforest enchants intrepid travelers delving into its pristine jungles. As you venture deeper into the heart of this exuberant wilderness, you’ll encounter a staggering diversity of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
Prepare for a symphony of nature as you listen to the calls of exotic birds and the rustling of mysterious creatures in the dense undergrowth. The Peruvian Amazon is a realm of adventure, where thrilling encounters with wildlife and striking landscapes await around every corner.
Discover the marvels of Perú’s enchanting Coast, where the peace of the sea meets lively culture. From the bustling city of Lima to the tranquil shores of Paracas, the country’s coastline offers a diverse range of experiences. Stroll along pristine beaches, soak up the sun in charming seaside towns, and engage in the festive coastal culture.
Whether you’re savoring fresh seafood by the ocean or exploring the historical significance of coastal towns, the coastline is a captivating blend of natural splendor and cultural richness, making it an essential part of your Peruvian expedition.
Perú’s natural diversity offers an adrenaline-pumping playground for adventure seekers. Lace up your hiking boots for an unforgettable trek through the Sacred Valley, where ancient ruins and stunning scenery await. Feel the adrenaline rush as you mountain bike along the rugged Andean trails, surrounded by gorgeous views.
For those seeking an aquatic thrill, brave the exhilarating rapids of the Apurimac River on a white-water rafting expedition. To truly conquer the skies, don’t miss the chance to paraglide over Peru’s picturesque landscapes, providing a bird’s-eye view of its beauty. Whether you’re an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a novice seeking heart-pounding experiences, this country has a fair share of adventure in store for you.
Dive deep into the lively mosaic of Peruvian culture, where the arts, music, and literature provide windows into the nation’s rich heritage. In Lima, delve into the art world at the Museo de Arte de Lima, home to a captivating collection of Peruvian art spanning centuries. Stroll through the Barranco district, where colorful murals adorn the streets, and artistic energy fills the air.
Discover the rhythms of traditional Peruvian music in Cusco’s lively squares, where Andean melodies and dance performances bring ancient traditions to life. Perú’s cultural treasures extend beyond its museums and galleries; they resonate in the streets, festivals, and the hearts of its hospitable people.
The Mistery of Lake Titicaca
Discover the allure of Lake Titicaca, nestled high in the Andes. Its shimmering waters beckon travelers to explore the floating Uros Islands, crafted entirely from totora reeds. The unique culture of the Uros people, known for their ancient craftsmanship, will bring you closer to the region’s lifestyle.
Experience a taste of local cuisine, from fresh fish caught in the lake to Andean specialties like quinoa. Wildlife enthusiasts will marvel at the variety of bird species that call the lake home, while adventure seekers can kayak along its serene shores. Lake Titicaca is a captivating destination where history, culture, and nature converge.
Traveling in small groups to Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú promises a unique voyage, where you’ll create lasting memories, build enduring bonds with fellow travelers, and engage with the vibrant cultures and astonishing landscapes of South America.
From the mesmerizing Amazon rainforest to the mystical Machu Picchu, this trip promises to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of our world and a heart full of cherished experiences. So, pack your bags and join us on the adventure of a lifetime through the enchanting countries of Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú!
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