Why Wander with Us
More Reasons to wander with us!
1. Go where no one else goes
Get off the beaten track with our experiences. Wanderbus gives you the chance to enjoy Ecuador in a way no other operator can. Truly experience all Ecuador has to offer. Get to remote places, meet indigenous people and try their regional specialties, something that you would not experience with a hop-on-hop-off bus or traditional organised tour. Learn about the limpia treatment at an indigenous ceremonial center, make hot chocolate from beans at a cacao plantation or travel deep inside Sangay National Park to visit the legendary Ozogoche Lagoons, plus much much more!
2. Do not just go from A to B
We offer you connectivity and experiences. Is it a bus? Is it a tour? It is… and it isn’t. Wanderbus has given birth to the sweet spot between a bus service and an organized tour to give you the ultimate flexible travel experience. We want you to slow down and truly enjoy the adventure. Why seek to straighten the roads of life? The faster we travel, the less there is to see. With Wanderbus we give you the time to delve deeper into culture, traditions, and immerse yourselves in everything this beautiful country has to offer with complete convenience.
3. Save time and effort
We take care of all the logistics, so you can focus on the fun stuff, like, which restaurant you want to eat in tonight. Some people love researching and planning their travels in detail, others love inputs from local experts. That is where we come in. We have 9 tailor made travel passes around Ecuador, to match your time here. Whether it is long or short, you probably do not want to spend all day on public busses, changing every few hours just get from A to B, missing all the great experiences in between. We have the solution, check out all the passes we have to offer.
4. Explore Ecuador responsibly
We partner with communities all over Ecuador, so your time with us leaves a positive impact. We are a pending B-Corporation, meaning we are serious about our social and environmental impact. We want to share this with you, so many of the communities we work with, are included as part of our Wanderbus passes. You get to see the real Ecuador, while enjoying a locally prepared bowl of soup from the ladies in Sangay National Park or the famous Tonga meal in Manabí of chicken, plantain and rice wrapped up in a banana leaf!
5. Travel Flexible
Make changes as and when you need the for the best experience of Ecuador. We know that things come up, you meet new friends, you get sick or you just decide you like a place and want to stay longer. With Wanderbus you can make as many changes to your itinerary as you want and we will not charge you a thing!
6. Unbeatable value
You save time and money with all of our paid activities included in your pass. When you join us, we take the hassle out of dealing with the various tour operators, national park agents and organisations so you can just sit back and relax. We also negotiate, so you end up paying a reduced price!
7. Live new experiences
See something new everyday! We know you want to see as much as you can when you travel, so our itineraries are created as loops to make sure you optimise your adventure and do not repeat any part of the journey. As you know, we do not just go from A to B but instead take in all the points of interest along the way, so you can discover everything Ecuador has to offer.
8. Travel safe and independently
You are in safe hands with Wanderbus. Adventure travel is exciting, but you do not want to take any unnecessary risks with your safety, especially when travelling solo. Our safety record is one of the top reasons travellers choose Wanderbus. When you take the Wanderbus, you can be confident that you, your loved ones, and your belongings are safe at all times, so you can focus on what really matters: the adventure!
9. Connect with locals
From your onboard guide to the communities you will visit, learn all about Ecuadorian way of life. Destinations are important. But what makes places really special and memorable? The people and their culture! On Wanderbus we value every aspect of Ecuadorian life and culture, so you’ll enjoy a unique and authentic experience, where you’ll interact with indigenous people and learn about traditional and contemporary Ecuadorian culture.
10. Our guides
Your new Ecuadorian friend and local english speaking expert. Our professional bilingual guides know everything there is to know about Ecuador. They will help you to make the most of your experience with plenty of information and activities along the way, plus they have the local know-how to give you ideas on how to fill your free time and explore on your own. They will even give you tips on booking accommodation!
11. Make friends
We create opportunities to meet new, like-minded travellers while seeing the best of Ecuador. Travelling solo or with friends and family is awesome, but sometimes meeting new people can enhance your experience. When you allow yourself to wander, you are gifted not only with amazing experiences, but also with new friends who share the same passion for travelling as you.
12. Easy as 1, 2, 3.
We make booking and getting support throughout your journey easy with our skilled team of agents and onboard guides. If you need to make changes, or want an idea of hostels/hotels to book, just let one of them know and they will help you out. From start to finish, we are here for you.
Travel throughout the entire country, from the Andes Mountains, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the Pacific Coast, and the lush Cloudforest. We can guarantee you won’t find an experience quite like this anywhere else!
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
Safer than public transport, cheaper than tour operators, and more activities than other option, we take you off-the-beaten track to experience all of Ecuador!
Public buses are cheap but often fall prey to pickpockets, they’re prone to accidents, and have unreliable timetables. On top of all that, it takes you three times longer than it should to get you where you want to go!
Be wise – value your time, and your new camera!
Tour operators offer safety and quality, but are regimented and pricey. Connectivity between destinations is poor and, at the end of the day, it’s just a typical tour with no flexibility or opportunity to be spontaneous.
Be wise – stay true to your individuality, and your budget!
We hand-pick the best of everything in the market. Our great-value passes include must-see destinations, stopping along the way at off-the-beaten track spots for local experiences and once-in-a-lifetime adventures.
Be wise – travel flexible!
Other hop options provide a safe and fast way to travel only to Ecuador’s tourist cities; passengers pay a lot more when compared to public transportation, but for almost the same service. Taking other hop options, they will zip through the mountains or the coast to the final destination, completely skipping meeting the locals, learning about the culture, and seeing Ecuador’s hidden gems. Be wise – fully experience Ecuador!
If you find something cheaper that includes all of our stops we’ll match the price!