Featured Routes

TENA-LAGO AGRIO

My sweet spot for happy returns is to actually start this route in MisahuallĂ­, a small town to the east of Tena where monkeys stroll around as casually as the people do. Then head north from Tena to go spelunking in the Jumandy Caves outside Archidona and some beautiful lodges and waterfall walks in nearby Cotundo. If you want to imagine yourself in legendary adventure of Francisco Orellana and Pizarro to discover the source of the Amazon, hike the famous stone Guacamoyas Trail in Cosanga where they began. Not much farther up the road is Ecuador's highest falls of San Rafael Falls near Salado, as well as Ecuador's most elusive and cranky volcano, El Reventador.  more...

COCHABAMBA-UYUNI

If you're coming to Bolivia for the first or a short time, this route is likely the best pick. Cochabamba itself is a central hub for all directions, which makes it a good starting point, but we won't cover what do there in this route. Mizque is worth getting off the bus at least for a lunch break. It has a beautiful pink-trimmed church and a lazy river, and will give you a good idea of typical Bolivian highland life.   more...

CUENCA-SALINAS

Take a note on this, guys. There are actually two routes west from Cuenca, but the one you want for more scenic beauty is through Las Cajas, a park of alpine trails amid stunning lagoons and lakes. Continue further west and you come to Molleturo, a small community with some quiet and lonely Inca ruins, including vestiges of a pyramid, two complexes, temple grounds, and a plaza  more...

BOGOTA-YOPAL

It's sad that Colombia's internal conflicts veer travellers away from magnificent routes like this, when in reality it's more safe than the horror stories lead you to believe. A little common sense and adopting a low profile style will allow you to join the hundreds who are enjoying vacations and adventure in the Colombia Llano (plains).  more...

CUENCA-ZUMBA

Coffee, pastries, music, and gorgeous weather, what more could you want! All can be had on this route down the southern spine of the Ecuador sierra.  more...