“Experience how sustainability, authenticity, adventure and ultimate luxury go perfectly hand in hand.”

Explore the captivating destinations along the coast of Ecuador

Aves Travels continuously seeks to amaze our guests with unique travel experiences. We are extremely proud to be the first Ecuador specialist in the Netherlands to offer a unique way of travel along the Ecuadorian coast. Aboard your intimate, 16-passenger, luxury yacht you will experience a unique variety of nature ranging from mangroves, cloud forests, pristine beaches to uninhabited islands equal to Galápagos atmosphere, vibrant fishing villages, local culture and exquisite gastronomy.

Your personal well-being is nurtured with spa treatments, amazing cuisine, the lavish comfort of the yacht facilities and your private cabin, combined with the heart-warming service from the crew and guides. The yacht Wayra is recognised for its unmatched service by being a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Spondylus Route

This exclusive journey will take you to places that are extremely difficult to reach overland, making it truly an experience of a lifetime. Two alternating 8-day expeditions are offered; below we describe “The Spondylus Expedition”, or the southern route, which starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency till the 16th century due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Naranjito, Puyango, Isla de la Plata and Manta are some of the locations that we will explore during our sea & land adventure. Experience how sustainability, authenticity, adventure and ultimate luxury go perfectly hand in hand.

For a day to day overview, click here to see the itinerary.

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Touch the Soul Ecuador (10 days)

This journey takes you to the soul of colourful Ecuador. You will visit colonial Quito, stay in a luxurious lodge in the most beautiful cloud forest of the country and you will go on an adventure at two grandiose haciendas in the Andes Mountains.

Unique golf trip including Galápagos (21 days)

A journey in which you combine your passion for golf with your love for nature and culture. You play beautiful golf courses, explore tropical forests, enjoy historic haciendas in the Andes, active volcanoes and the most beautiful colonial cities in South America: Quito and Cuenca, both declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You end your trip with a 4-day expedition cruise in the Galápagos Islands.

Adventurous Ecuador (17 days)

This beautiful, adventurous journey will introduce you to all facets of Ecuador. Nature and an active holiday predominate. You will explore the Amazon, mountain bike among the volcanoes and descend along refreshing waterfalls. The chosen hotels are basic but very good and attractive.

Birding Ecuador (10 days)

Aves Travels is your specialist for birding holidays to Ecuador. We offer both group tours as well as bespoke, individual programs, in which you can explore all the stunning natural areas of this country. This example tour is very suitable for novice birders on a first visit to Ecuador, but also interesting for the more experienced. In addition to trips aimed at spotting unique bird species, we also offer holidays where you combine bird watching with photography. Read about this in our blog “Exclusive birding and photography tours”. Learn more.