If you love traveling to adventurous destinations around the world, then you can select Ecuador as  awesome adventures travel and tours destination for your upcoming vacation. From jungle tours to scuba diving, from trekking to mountain biking, you will love to undertake wide ranges of exciting activities in this part of the world.

The country is blessed with coastal region, highlands, mountains and Amazon rainforests, all of which are paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Besides the varied geographic location, Ecuador is known for experiencing mild climate round the year.

This might be one of the reasons that the country receives wide attention of tourists looking out for extra-ordinary holiday experiences. As the country is blessed with a number of interesting places, many tourists find difficulties in selecting places as per their taste and temperament.

If you are among them, then you can consider reading on to know about the places that can be a part of your itinerary:

Cuyabeno National Park: While planning adventure trips to the Amazon region of Ecuador, you can think about adding Cuyabeno National Park into your tour itinerary. It is situated in the Northeastern part of the country and is blessed with rivers, lagoons and tropical rainforests. While trekking through this wildlife reserve, you will come across some exotic bird species, wild mammals, reptiles and amphibians. In order to experience wilderness at the best, you can plan out for staying at the jungle lodges. For booking lodges at affordable rates, you can seek assistance from tour operators in Ecuador.

Cotopaxi: The Cotopaxi mountain is a paradise fro mountain climbers in Ecuador. Situated 28 km south of Quito, this mountain is among the active volcanoes in the world. It measures a height of about 5,897 m and is considered as the second …

Cheap Gorilla Safari – Many travelers around the world would love to go for a gorilla tour; the complaint has been that the cost of a gorilla safari is much more than the normal amount of money one would spend on a holiday in Africa. This is because, you can only see the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, Just one permit per person costs USD 500. So how can you visit these endangered species without spending a lot of money.

The first tip is book in advance. It’s always advisable to contact a travel agent for this tour, this can help you to negotiate price reductions and to also get the worth of your payments. Remember that travel agents are profit makers. When you book your gorilla safari in advance, you will avoid more expenses while getting the very best of the services.

It’s also important for you to choose low cost accommodation, the price for many hotels in the gorilla areas ranges from 100 to about 300 dollars per person. When you reserve your lodge cheaply, you are assured of saving on a gorilla safari. This of course is combined with the season. Choose your travel dates at a time most people are not on vacation. The months between June and September should be avoided since that’s when most tourists visit Uganda and Rwanda.

You can also save by choosing the most inexpensive means of transport, you can take on a bus to one of the areas next to the National Parks, and this will reduce on the cost since most gorilla safari travel agents charge about 150 dollars a day for car hire. A bus will charge about 30 dollars for the journey to the areas close to the national parks.

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Do you find yourself at work feeling as though you are trapped in your job or in your lifestyle. Maybe you have a burning desire to get out of the rat race and go and explore what the world or your country has to offer. Do you sit at work looking out the window thinking about your next Travel Adventure. Well chances are you are suffering from severe case of Travelitis.

Travelling is an Education.

Travelling can not only be a great adventure where you experience new places & people, but an education on life itself, especially if you travel at a young age. As a young person you have all these pre-conceived ideas about what certain places in the World look like. Things like what the cities and landscape look like and what the people are like. It is not till you make the effort to go to check out these landscapes, that they are a lot different to what you think and usually far exceed your imagination.

Generally speaking, the people are always welcoming to their part of the world, and they cannot do enough for you. They are happy to help you find your way and point out places you may not have heard about. It is also interesting to see the lifestyles that the different people lead when comparing the people who live in city to the people by the beach, in country or even in the outback. It can give you a whole new appreciation to what you have, or would like to have, in your own life.

Travelling has taught me many things, including having an open mind about the world. Because if your mind is closed you will miss out on all the good things in life.

Travelling opens Opportunity.

If you are …

Thanksgiving Adventure Travel – It’s that time of the year again and families across the United States are finalizing their plans for that trek to the in-laws or that old family home you grew up in back in the day. Either way it’s sure to be a trip full of great food and never-to-be-forgotten stories. Thanksgiving is the most heavily traveled holiday of the year and a little-known fact is it’s also one of the holidays where RV’s are a preferred mode of adventure travel. Think about it, it’s cheaper than flying and renting a hotel room, it’s roomier than doubling up at grandma’s house and the kids love it!

Some reasons to rent an RV for the holidays are that:

RV Travel is More Economical. Unbelievably, it’s true you can actually save money by renting a RV for your Thanksgiving or other holiday travels. Gas prices across America have been steadily coming down in the past few weeks a perfect reason to decide to drive instead of flying. Speaking of flying… did you know that you could rent an RV for a week for the cost of two plane tickets to most places in the US? It’s true; the cost to rent an RV is cheaper than the cost to fly a family of two or more. Check out the web for rental options across the US.

Another reason is, no Hotel Costs. When you travel in a RV, there is no need for a hotel room when you get to your destination. Your mode of transportation also serves as your hotel room. Not just any hotel room either! Your RV rental, in most cases, comes with a fully functioning kitchen, family room, TV’s, separate sleeping areas for parents and kids. Best of all, you can park it in …

When most people think of Spain, they think Sun, Sea and Sangria. But what about the people who are looking for more than just your average beach holiday? Spending your time visiting museums, taking in local culture and sampling regional foods are all a great way to explore a new city, but once all that’s over, then what?

Being such a diverse culture, it’s no surprise that there are more than enough adventures to be had all over the country. Why not take a trip to the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains – a huge area with endless possibilities for winter sports. If you’re looking for something a little different, try White-water rafting. The sport is still relatively new here so it’s never overcrowded. The Noguera Pallasera River is 28 miles of clear water. You can ride the river on a hydrospeed- the most extreme of all the water activities. With just a river board in your hands and flippers on your feet, you have to be faster than the current to conquer these rapids. For maximum thrills, let yourself be tossed the nine miles downstream from Llavorsm to Rialp. Aim for May or June when the river’s at its racing best, swollen with snowmelt from the mountains that block the northern horizon.

For a travel adventure out of the water, head south to The Garganta el Chorro tekking town. Two and a half miles long, up to 1,300 feet deep, and, in places, barely 30 feet wide, this trek is really only for experienced climbers with proper equipment. Few destinations in the world would match the trekking dimensions of The Garganta el Chorro but with its scary routes up the near-vertical walls of the gorge’s steepest sections, this is not a trek for the faint hearted.

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Adventure travel tourism has always been very a sought-after past time, passion an even a profession. Several organizations and companies engage in the act of making your travel a far better experience than you possibly have dreamed of. A travel agency is a retail business that sells travel products and services. They often work on behalf of suppliers, such as airlines, car rentals, cruise lines, hotels, railways, sightseeing tours and package holidays that combine several products.

A travel agency deals with both regular tourists as well as commercial and business travel clients. They might also provide services relating to foreign tours as well as tours within a country. Travel agencies also design tour packages for tourists in order to guide them through the particular high points of a destination. At times the possibility of visiting a territory is so vast and diverse that a tour package has to be devised to accommodate the best possible bargain within limited time and money. They might also just restrict a tour to a particular area as per the wish of the customers.

Here are some tips for choosing a perfect travel agency and planning your holiday:

A background enquiry for cross checking the CTC (Certified Travel Counselor), CTA (Certified Travel Associate), or DS (Destination Specialist) professional certifications

Conduct a research yourself about the place you want to visit. Present your findings to a travel agent who can help with professional knowledge and experience

Plan your travel much ahead especially when booking airline tickets, cruise packages, and hotel accommodations. The earlier you start, the better

The type of people you would meet on vacation could have a major impact on your vacation. A travel agent can provide the insider knowledge of other travelers you are most likely to encounter at your hotel or cruise …

Adventure Travel Company Jobs – If you want to enjoy an exciting rafting adventure, rush to book a seat in any of the most-known South America Rafting trip. An international rafting experience, you will indeed taste the real adventurous taste in your trip. When it comes to South America rafting experience, you can enjoy your Chile experience to the most. It is because the experience will help you to store unforgettable memories that you will cherish throughout your lifetime. You can hobnob with so many natural appealing sceneries on your trip.

Rafting in South America lets you unwind yourself and helps you to discover lots of unforgettable memories on some of the most spectacular locations. Some of the most cherishable views can be found at Futaleufu River located in Chile. The river is situated beneath the snow-capped peaks where you will experience Class III and Class IV rapids. Undoubtedly, you will experience, international pleasure as the rafting experience will of lifetime.

Interestingly, most expert and professional experts know the mesmerizing rapids quite easily. In addition, you will enjoy staying at international and luxurious accommodations. Also, how can you forget the most delicious cuisine that you can get here? What more? You can get a brush with different cultural feel as you marvel at the exotic landscapes and rain forest around you.

Moreover, this could be your lifetime opportunity to discover the classic appeal of Chile’s top Class IV-V rivers, the Futaleufu River. Undoubtedly, it is almost difficult to beat the amazing clear and blue colored rapids and water over your mind.…

Enchanted travel and adventure – With the temperatures finally out of the triple digits, the milder temperatures and plenty of warm, sunny days during the fall and winter months in Arizona attract many tourists and winter visitors from all over nation and the world. The months of October and November are especially beautiful and the best months here in Arizona to get outdoors and enjoy nature without having to travel a long distance in order to reach the higher elevations. A great place to go, if you’re up for taking a day trek a little off the beaten path to a very scenic red rock oasis for a remote back country canyon exploration and an easy rated hike without throngs of tourists and traffic like found in Sedona, then check out the Parson Spring Hike, in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, Cottonwood, Arizona.

Starting out from North Phoenix, I met up with my good friends and fellow hikers on a beautiful late October weekend morning, then by 9am we set out on our day’s hiking adventure heading north on Interstate I-17 for about 72 miles, until we reached the Cottonwood/Payson exit 287, Route 260. After a brief stop at Starbucks, we headed west on 260 following the signs for Cottonwood and drove about 12 miles. By 10:45am, we had arrived in Cottonwood and made a left at the intersection for Route AZ-89A. We followed 89A, hanging a right on Main Street through “Old Town Cottonwood”, until we reached the sign and turn off for the Tuzigoot National Monument. At Tuzigoot National Monument, an ancient Native American archeological site, we made a right, crossed over the Verde River, then turned left onto FR 131 or Sycamore Canyon Road.

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A frigid morning breaks as the sun rises from behind Cotopaxi, dancing across the volcano’s glacial cap. This is the land of the Ecuadorian Chagra, the South American parallel of “cowboys”. Wrapped in brilliant red and black wool ponchos, llama fur leggings and cowboy hats, they prance about on speedy little horses as durable and compact as the people that ride them. They bring with them a rich tradition entrenched in a culture and history of horsemanship and the agrarian lifestyle of haciendas and cattle.

July 23rd kicks off the Paseo Del Chagra in the town of Machachi (known as capitol of the ‘cowboy’) and located about 40 minutes south of Quito. These festivities then resonate throughout bordering pueblos and mountain villages as hundreds of Chagra filter down from the highlands to participate in the primary parade. The genesis of the celebration is derived from the last eruption of Cotopaxi Volcano in 1877. Filled with desperation and faith, the town’s people relocated the Sea or of the Sainted School (saint statue) to the flanks of Cotopaxi Volcano (a majestic 19k peak). Their prayers were answered and after surviving the eruption the saint was carried back home with an entourage of celebration and horsemanship.

The tradition continues with festivities that include small village rodeos, parades and an absolutely jaw dropping display of pyrotechnical engineering. This is also a good chance to sample the traditional cuisine, such as potato dishes, corn and the ever-exotic roasted guinea pig known as ‘cui’. It’s mostly though, an awesome exposure to culture and tradition as you get to sit alongside the local townspeople, in the rodeo stands, enjoying some of the region’s sugar cane home brew. A chance to mingle, talk to locals and really feel the pulse of Ecuador’s vibrant Andean Chagra culture.

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Adventure Travel Flights – Perhaps you’ve grown tired of the usual vacation trips and are actually looking forward to catering to your more adventurous side. If that is the case, you have a number of options to consider, as there are several tourist destinations which would surely keep you on the edge of excitement, pushing you to your limits while still being able to bask in the wonders of the different parts of the globe that not many people get to experience. You may actually think to yourself of just how physically challenging it will be to go on an adventure trek with activities such as mountain biking or hiking through certain forests, but since you want to take a break from the usual routine of your holidays being spent at the beach or some amusement park resort somewhere, maybe it’s something more uncommon that will truly give you the vacation of a lifetime!

Below are just some of the most unique adventure travel destinations wherein you can truly find some enjoyment:

Nepal – With many of the world’s tallest mountain peaks to be found in Nepal, including the internationally renowned Mount Everest, you can engage in some mountain sports. Go mountain climbing with your family and friends, or even take them on a biking trip. Nothing is more exhilarating at the same time enlightening than basking at the majestic glory of the mountain view.

Egypt – The Nile River is one of the most popular attractions in Egypt, one that has a lot of history behind it. You can then be part of that history by taking yourself or your peers on a river excursion.

Amazon Rainforest – There is a wide range of wildlife to be seen and discovered by common people’s eyes in the Amazon rainforest, and …