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Why Adventure Journeys

ADVENTURE JOURNEYS was created by two knowledgeable expert leaders in order to offer the most amazing group adventure experiences and tailor-made trips adjustable to the needs and requests of our guests. Our mission is to achieve customer satisfaction through our unique client-centered philosophy. Our clients' happiness, enjoyment and education are the cornerstones of the company's reputation and success. Our advantage is the team of Ecuador experts who have the ability to design and create life-changing experiences and guarantee personalized, upscale service according to individual budgets and needs. We focus on highlighting the beauty, environmental significance, and astounding cultural diversity of the Ecuadorian mainland and Galapagos Islands. In addition, our approach to tourism and the local community is to offer sustainable and responsible programs tailored to each individual client.

 



Our people are our brand and our success.

Adventure Journeys’ Staff have been carefully selected by our founders to provide the best professional service in the industry. Each member of our team displays the highest performance and skills within each activity; this kind of customer service is naturally exhibited simply by the passion and enjoyment in what we do. We provide the highest class of multilingual, expedition leaders and naturalist guides that come from professional backgrounds, certified by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism, trained and certified WAFA (Wilderness Advanced First Aid) International Certification. In addition, Adventure Journeys staff has been trained with the skills to provide the best personalized and upscale service for our customers. They go above and beyond to focus in every small detail of the trip to create the unique travel experience of a lifetime.

  • HENRY SISA

    HENRY SISA

    My name is Henry Sisa; I was born in north Ecuador, in a small city called Ibarra. I moved to Quito in 1999 to complete my university education with a degree Ecology and Tourism. I graduated in 2004 as a professional tour guide and my first experience was Amazon naturalist tour guide for 3 years. I have been in the tourism industry since then.

    I worked as a guide and tour leader until 2014; in my path I experienced leading expeditions in multiple destinations such us Ecuador – Galapagos Islands, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia. My expertise as a biologist is in nature, wildlife, culture and specialized in Adventure travel. I have manage all type of customers including groups, FITs, private travel, family holydays and Luxury trips. I love life, my priority is to share the beauty of our country and create meaningful connections between the traveler and the destinations, promoting a real encounter with local people and nature.

    All this passion for the travel industry push me I found Adventure Journeys in 2012, focused on delivering real experiences with high quality service level and taking care of every detail in the operation. Today AJ has become a leader company in Adventure travel, small groups departures, luxury travel and family holidays in both Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

    THE NATURE OF LIFE IS TO CHANGE

    CAROLINA PINTO

    CAROLINA PINTO

    My name is Carolina Pinto, I was born in Quito in 1993. I graduated from the Catholic University of Ecuador in 2014 and since then I have been enrolled with tourism.

    Every day I live my job with love and passion, I like to think of myself as a tourist Dream Vacation Planner, make your dream vacation come true is my target. I enjoy walking and working every step with my clients from all around the world to ensure they receive the experience of a lifetime, and to create memories together before, during and after their visit.

    In my free time I take every moment to keep exploring my country and then prepare new adventures for everyone who would like to come and become part of my Dream, my Passion, my Life, my Job.

    All you need is Ecuador and Ecuador needs you.

    DAVID SÁNCHEZ

    DAVID SÁNCHEZ

    I was born in 1990 in Quito, Ecuador. I completed my Engineering degree in Hotel Management and Tourism at UDLA (Universidad de las Américas) in Quito. Prior to embarking on a career in tourism, I was interested in learning new languages. In my early 20’s, I traveled to Europe in order to improve my French and German. I worked and studied German in Mannheim-Germany, where I remained for a year. I like to travel and cultural exchanges with people around the world. I worked in the area of events at Kings Dominion, Virginia-USA, during my summer vacations for three years, where I had the opportunity to meet people from different countries. In 2015, I began working in a nonprofit organization in United States, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), where I represented the country and the company worldwide in tourism events and meetings.

    I am a passionate musician, since I was a little kid, I have been playing percussion instruments, mainly drums

    THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE IS TO LEARN

    AMPARITO ZARUMA

    AMPARITO ZARUMA

    Hi! My name is Amparito Zaruma and I was born in Loja – Ecuador. I graduated as a CPA at UTPL university in Loja, I am very happy to work at Adventure Journeys and I am very glad to be able to support this company and do my best to keep good business and personal relationships. I am also grateful for their opinions and suggestions that will allow me to grow. This office has a great environment!

    THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO GROW

    JORGE TRUJILLO

    JORGE TRUJILLO

    My name is Jorge Trujillo and currently I’m 28 years old. I was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. I’m a mix from an Ecuadorian mother and a Colombian father.

    I have been working in tourism for 9 years and it’s one of the things that I’m most great-full for since this industry allows me to get to know different people, learn from their travels and culture and make new friends from around the world.

    I’m really passionate about my country with all that it has to offer! I have never met anyone who has came down to visit and has not fallen in love with it!

    THE BEAUTY OF LIFE IS TO GIVE

    NATHALI YAPO

    NATHALI YAPO

    I am Nathali Yapo; I was born in Quito, one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Currently I am 35 years old. I started as a tour guide which gave me experience to share the splendor of Ecuador and our remarkable culture. I have a deep passion to rediscover each magic place that offers me the world; enjoy the connection with nature places, love trekking in our gorgeous mountains and volcanoes.

    It is a real pleasure to be part of the Operations team in Adventure Journeys, our mission is to make a positive impact in people’s lives through the experiences that you will have in Ecuador.

    THE NATURE OF LIFE IS TO CHANGE

    KATHERINE VILLEGAS

    KATHERINE VILLEGAS

    My name is Katherine Villegas, I was born in Quito in 1992. I studied Graphic Design and I found it as my passion: communicate ourselves with a design and get touched by it, see from behind how people can get involved with an idea and, in a way, knowing that I'm part of it, is one of the happiest sensations.

    Working in tourism has allowed me to have more of those feelings knowing that it supports my country just by promoting what it already has: incomparable beauties.

    THE BEAUTY OF LIFE IS TO GIVE

    PAUL AGUILAR

    PAUL AGUILAR

    Since I was a kid I've always been amazed by mountains and here in our country I think we have some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The geography, along with the all the nature in Ecuador makes it a fantastically diverse country. I combine the beauty of my country with my job, being outdoors all the time, doing all the sports I like and sharing the adventure and amazing things that our beautiful country can offer with all the visitors coming here.

    I've being guiding in the outdoors adventures for 14 years now. I graduated from college as a certified national guide in 2001 and the best way to live, is to love what you do for a living. I like to make sure the tourists enjoy all the beautiful characteristics of Ecuador, so they can have the best traveling experience possible.

    THE SECRET OF LIFE IS TO DARE

    FATIMA HARO

    FATIMA HARO

    I’m a quiteña, 36 years old and a mother of 2 who loves Ecuador and traveling. After graduating from a local university in tourism, I have worked for 15 years as a National tour guide and have loved every minute of it. My parents transmitted the passion for our country since a young age and guiding has continued to be one of my greatest joys in life. My favorite area of my country is the rainforest, although I enjoy visiting every part of Ecuador. I love photography, the outdoors and working out, still girly nevertheless.

    JOSE NARANJO

    JOSE NARANJO

    My name is Jose Naranjo. I’ve been passionate about tourism all my life. I studied eco-tourism in college and my first real job in the field was at Grand Canyon, AZ. It’s an honor for me to be able to show my country to our visitors, and I enjoy sharing my passion every day; I love sports, nature and culture. Ecuador is a magical playground!

  • CoreValues
    Our philosophy has been based on the word “LIFE” and how important it is to truly understand its meaning. We believe that with adventure travel we can make a positive impact in people’s lives and create meaningful connections and authentic experiences within our journeys. We hope to give you a new perspective on life about achieving happiness by discovering your own home “planet” and helping people to find purpose about life.
    Is not what you do, is what you feel passion for doing what makes you feel alive.
  • BIKING

    BIKING

    X-Caliber 9 Packs all of Trek’s XC race hardtail experience into a light, fast bike that pairs the right wheel size with each frame size.

    Nothing beats the efficiency, simplicity, and straight-up fun of an X-Cal hardtail in 29er or 27.5". Great for XC racing, or simply shredding singletrack.(Trek, 29er, rock shock front suspension, Shimano Deore, 10 speed, Shimano M365 hydraulic disc, gloves and helmets.)

    FRAMESET

    Frame: Alpha Gold Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers

    Front suspension: RockShox Recon Silver RL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)

    WHEELS

    Wheels: Bontrager sealed bearing hubs; Bontrager Mustang Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole rims

    Front Hub: Bontrager sealed bearing

    Rear Hub: Bontrager sealed bearing

    Rims: Bontrager Mustang Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole

    Tires: Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")

    DRIVETRAIN

    Shifters: Shimano Deore, 10 speed

    Front derailleur: SRAM X7

    Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore XT, Shadow

    Crank: Race Face Ride, 36/22

    Bottom bracket: Sealed cartridge

    Cassette: Shimano HG50, 11-36, 10 speed

    Chain: KMC X10

    COMPONENTS

    Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1.5

    Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

    Handlebar: Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise

    Brakeset: Shimano M365 hydraulic disc


    RAFTING

    RAFTING

    Aire, NRS & Advanced Elements A true "play" raft, the Puma lets you test your whitewater skills on local river sections or use it as a paddle raft to run technical water with an up to 3-person team.

    Features.- Length x Width x Height: 11'6" x 5'6" / Tube Diameter: 18" / Bow Rise x Stern Rise: 12" / Weight: 89 lbs. / 2" Waterline: 87Aire Chambers: 3 / AIREcell Material: Urethane / Fabric Denier x Material Weight: 1670 x 37oz.

    KAYAKING

    KAYAKING

    The StraitEdge2 ™ Kayak is a thirteen foot sit-on-top tandem kayak that incorporates an aluminum bow and stern frame to improve tracking in open water conditions. Its self bailing ports can be opened in rough conditions and closed in calm or cold conditions making a kayak that can be paddled in up to class III whitewater with improved trackability on open water. Three seating positions allow for the kayak to be set up in solo or tandem mode

    FEATURES

    Hull Design: Built-in aluminum ribs define the bow and stern and improve tracking. / Versatile: Set-up as Self-bailing in bigger waves and close ports in calm or cold water. / Easy To Set Up: PreAssembled at the factory. Simply unfold, inflate and attach the seat. / Comfortable: High support, adjustable padded seat provides comfort for hours of paddling. Durable: Heavy-duty PVC Tarpaulin material for extreme puncture resistance.

    CAMPING

    CAMPING

    Eureka, Black Diamond; Coleman & NRS Lightweight, compact, and built to withstand the elements, the two-person Apex 2XT tent is ideal for backpacking and wilderness camping. This versatile three-season tent assembles easily with a free-standing fiberglass frame. Durable waterproof fabric, raised floor seams, bathtub floor, and a full coverage fly, provide reliable protection from the elements. Two opposing, extra large D-shaped door openings allow easy access to the tent from both sides. Zippered mesh windows in the doors, plus two mesh panels in the ceiling, provide proper ventilation, keeping you and your gear nice and dry. The no-see-um mesh fabric lets you peek out at the stars and keeps mosquitoes and even the smaller bugs out. Interior side and corner pockets keep gear organized. We provide individual air mats. We also transport all dining & kitchen gear (kitchen, coolers, chairs, tables, etc).

    HIKING & TREKKING

    HIKING & TREKKING

    Black Diamond First Strike Trekking Pole.- A 4-season, full-featured adjustable kids' pole, the Black Diamond First Strike Trekking Pole features a FlickLock® adjustment that allows the pole to grow with its owner or as the terrain dictates.
    • Rubber grip sized for small hands with adjustable nylon webbing strap
    • Single FlickLock offers visual security that the pole is locked
    • 2-section length adjustability allows the pole to grow with the user, or as conditions warrant
    • Steel safety tip, low-profile Trekking Baskets and winter Freeride Baskets for 4-season use

    NOLS
Born to Explore