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  • Amazon

     The Amazon rain forest of Ecuador is one of the highest biodiversity areas of the world. We offer luxury to modest ecolodges located in private and wildlife reserves such as Cuyabeno, Imuya and Kapawi. Scientists consider the Amazon basin to be one to the 10 hot spots on the planet that must be preserved for the earth`s survival. It extends over 5.5 million square kilometers and is home to more varieties of plants and animals than any other place on earth. It will delight you with its natural and cultural mysteries.

    All the jungle lodge programs provide visits to primary forest, gourmet food and personalized service. You also will be offered tours to the rainforest with a trained naturalist guide. There are many options available and you can create your own itinerary: choose between swimming, fishing, bird-watching and observing butterflies, take a walk by the lakes, canoe or take a walking trip after dark to view nocturnal animals such as caiman, monkeys, insects, owls (night excursions), or simply relax.

    KAPAWI ECOLODGE & RESERVE:

    slothLocated in one of the areas with the highest biodiversities on earth, Kapawi uses low-impact technology, such as solar power, waste management and recycling, and biodegradable soaps. Kapawi has set new standards for the ecotourism industry all over the world, and has been awarded the ecotourism Excellence Award 2000 by Conservation International.The lodge has 20 individual double cabins built around a lake, and each has a private bath and balcony with lake views.

    LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE:

    [Image 3]High-quality and responsible tourism as close to nature as you have ever been.

    Accommodation is in 16 double cabins and one family cabin, each with private bath and mosquito screens. Meals are excellent by any standards.

     TAPIR LODGE (CUYABENO):
    [Image 4]Tapir Lodge is a complex of two bungalows, built following Quichua construction techniques: a tower and a social area.

     The tower has four double suites each comfortably equipped, with private bathroom with hot water and each with its own balcony and hammocks.

     The bungalows, each with 4 double rooms are comfortable and roomy

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  • Middle Class Galapagos cruises

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    Yacht Loops Price Days Capacity

    Includes

    Diving / Hot Water

    Style

    Eden

    4 d

    N / S

    $$ 4,5,8 16

    no / yes

    MY

    Yolita II south $$$ 4,5,8 16

    no / yes

    MY

    Darwin south $$$ 4,5,8 16

    no / yes

    MB

    Estrella del Mar

    south $$ 4,5,8 16 no / yes MY

    Montserrat

    South

    North

    $$ 4,5,8 16 no / yes MY
    Aida Maria South $$$$ 4,5,8 16 no / yes MB

    Samba

    South $ 8 13 no / yes MS
    Nemo II South $ 8 14 no / yes Cat.

    Galapagos

    Voyager

    South

    North

    $$$$ 4,A,B,8 16 no / yes MB

    San Jose

    South

    $$$ 8 16 no / yes MB

    Daphane

    South

    $$$ 8 16 no / yes MB
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  • Economy Galapagos Cruises

    1st & Luxury Class Cruises for the Galapagos Islands

    Please Click to see a more detailed brake down of your chosen yacht!Cool Middle Class Galapagos,

    jungleeconamy Ecuaodor galapagos yachts

     

     

     

     

    Yacht Loops Price Days Capacity

    Includes

    dive / HW

    style

    Golondria

    south 8 day North

    $$ 4,5,8
    14
    no/yes
    MS

    Rumba

    South $$ 4,5,8
    10
    no/no
    MB
    Sulidae South
    $$$ 8
    12
    no/no
    MS

    Amigo

    South
    $$$ 4,5,8
    16
    no/yes
    MB

    Guantana

    South

    north

    $$$$ 5
    16
    no/yes
    MB

    Floreana

    South

    north

    $ 8
    16
    no/yes
    MB
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  • Guides

    OLA works with a few guides depending on the your chosen adventure, as all adventurer''s need to feel that they are with the right person for the trips in Ecuador. The two guides shown below are both of the highest level. Alfredo Carrera Has over 15 years of guiding and trekking experience in Ecuador, he has lead some big expeditions to the edges of this beautiful country and not only has he received fully international evaluation from the Ecuadorian government but has been distinguished by many expedition and trekking companies as the finest of guides.

    OLA works with a few guides depending on your chosen adventure, as all adventurer''s need to feel that they are with the right person for their trip in Ecuador. The two guides shown below are both of the highest level.

    Alfredo Carrera Has over 15 years of guiding and trekking experience in Ecuador, he has lead some big expeditions to the edges of this beautiful country and not only has he received fully international evaluation from the Ecuadorian government but has been distinguished by many expedition and trekking companies as the finest of guides.

      Biking expert, Orientation awards, 4 X 4 accreditation, speaks Spanish and English

    Patricio Tisalema Well what can one say the picture below says it all. We have the priviledge to work with Patricio Tisalema, an internationally acclaimed Mountain professional. Patricio like Alfredo are professionals among the elite of Ecuador. I will not go into a great detail about Patricio as that would spoil meeting him, you can all look up on line and read all you want. But a man that has summited some of the highest mountains in the world without oxygen, yes including Everest, needs no more said. But there is just one thing left to say that takes Patircio above the hand full of people that have achieved this great feat is that he achieved climbing Everest not only without oxygen but completely alone.

    Seeing is believing

    .Ecuadors mountain man

    Mountain Expert World record for the fastest summit of Cotopaxi, Ecuador in 1:55. This takes the average mountaineer 7 hours. Last year he achieved the 7 highest mountains in 7 continents. Expedition leader for extreme adventurers in Spanish, English, German & Japanese.

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  • Galapagos-information

    The Galapagos Islands, an archipelago created by volcanic eruptions around 10 million years ago which is found 600 miles of the coast of mainland Ecuador. The 19 islands, and dozens of other islets have a total land area of 3,086 square miles, spread over an area of sea covering some 20,000 square miles. The islands became a unique habitat to many species, which either flew or drifted there by currents. In 1831, Charles Darwin carried out his studies on the islands from which he then revolutionized the principles of human evolution which changed the face of biological history forever. Thanks to Darwin, few other places on earth can lay claim to have had such an important influence on science or human development.

    Today the islands are a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site and are home to a wealth of protected wildlife and fascinating volcanic landscapes. The Galapagos Islands have species which are endemic to the islands, such as the Darwin finche, the Galapagos peguin and theGalapagos giant tortoise amongst others. An incredible mix of polar and tropical species, from penguins and fur seals to flamingos and tropical fish. It is a rare destination where you become accustomed to being surprised. Nothing quite compares to the joy of observing animals in the wild, or the sense of wonder and privilege felt while spending time with animals who don’t run or fly away when humans approach,truly unique treasures of our earth. Setting foot on barren coasts of fresh black lava frozen in its descent to the shoreline, you’ll see why early explorers likened the islands to an inferno on earth. However, you’ll quickly come to appreciate each island as a little “world unto itself” with its own distinctive character, terrain, climate, and wildlife

    Please read more here about Diving Galapagos.

     Follow in Darwin’s footsteps. Be inspired. There’s always something new to discover in the Galapagos islands. Allow OLA to guide you in creating your tailor made adventure! You can contact us by calling us in Quito  (English spoken:-) or in the UK, Or you can email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Remember its an adventure not a tour!

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  • Adventures

    cotopaxi

     For scheduled trips and availabilities, check out our calendar (a work in progress - but we are getting there) ... Tel: (00-593) 0993317401 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Difficult Mountains Ecuador

    Guides Speciality Price

    Level

    Languages

    Includes

    car / equip

    style

    Patricio

    Mountain & General
    $$$$
    10
    Spanish, English,85% German & Japanese
    yes/yes
    e

    Alfredo

    General
    $$$
    7
    Spanish & English 95%
    yes/no
    l

    Carlos T

    Off the normal
    $$
    5
    Spanish & English 100%
    yes/no
    l
    Fredy Mountain
    $$$
    7

    Spanish & 70% English

    yes/yes
    e

    Carlos

    Mountains
    $$
    5
    Spanish & 15% English
    no/yes
    e

    jungleeconamy Ecuaodor galapagos yachts

    Mountains Ecuador

    level is based on Qulifications and experiance, style of guiding e=easy going, f=fun, l=lively,

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  • Ecuador Easier mountains

    Cotopaxi Cotocachi

    Ecuador mountains

    Ecuadors most climbed mountains
    great climb summer time
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  • Mountains Ecuador

    A list of great trips submitted by friends of OLA Adventures. Ecuador has a huge selection of multi day expeditions into the jungle areas, some of these on the edge and others in the depth of the virgin Jungle. Being deep in the Jungle is really a special feeling that has to be experienced.

    Quilatoa


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    Ecuador is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to stay deep in the jungle without a lot difficulty in getting there. Join us for the thrill of being deep in the jungle, feeling life all around you . Ecuador is surrounded by such diversity that it is hard to see everything but I do suggest you try and get at least a 4 day trip into this great jungle lodge. In just one day, it is possible to get you to this most remote and beautiful place.

    Choosing the right galapagos yacht, is not always easy so let OLA help! Galapagos yacht information

    Designing your perfect cruise is best started by selecting a boat or a couple of boats that meets your needs. From there we can check availability and begin creating your the vacation of a lifetime. Everyone at OLA-Adventures Online is here providing you the support you need to make your Galapagos Cruise a dream come true.

    Selecting the perfect Galapagos Yacht or Cruise Ship to complete your dream adventure can be simple. By providing you the specifications and itineraries, you can now make well-informed choices. The most common cruise length is 8 days / 7 nights though if you have time constraints some boats offer 4 days / 3 nights or 5 days / 4 nights.

    Please take the time to think about, pricing, islands you want to see, style of yacht (Motor yacht, Catamaran, Motor sail boast), also the size of the yacht!

    If you would like to know more about diving please read Galapagos Diving

    ecuadors most difficult mountains
    • Most of these mountains are used as preparation for bigger climbs and serve well to get acclimatized. More detailed information on each mountain below.
    middle of the range mountains in difficluty ecuador
    • In order to attempt to climb these mountains it is necessary that you are well acclimatized and in good physical health. More detailed information on each mountain below.
    easy mountains to climb in Ecuador
    • These mountains require experience & a certain amount of ability, not to mention excellent acclimatization. Your guide will assess your chances of success when climbing these mountains. For some of these mountains it is necessary to have 1 guide per person.

    More details about each mountain in Ecuador are inside the links below or in the search button at the top!

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  • 1st Class Galapagos

    econamy Ecuaodor galapagos yachts
    Galapagos eclipse
    econamy Ecuaodor galapagos yachts
    Yacht Loops
    Price

    class

    1st or Luxury

    Capacity

    Inculdes

    dive / HW

    style

    Diamante

    South
    $$$$$
    1
    12
    no / yes
    MS

    Lamme Law

    South
    $$$$
    1
    16
    yes / yes
    MS
    South
    $$
    1
    16
    yes / yes
    Cat.
    South
    $
    1
    16
    yes / yes
    SB.

    Reina

    Silvia

    South

    North

    $$$
    1
    16
    yes / yes
    MB

    Eclipse

    South

     

    $$$$$
    L
    48
    yes / yes
    MB

     

    Please note there is big difference between 1st & Luxury! Cool Middle Class , Economy Galapagos

    Please click for a more detailed brake down of your chosen yacht!

    Economy Class Galapagos,

    1st Class Galapagos

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  • Itinerary

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