Why Wander With Us
BE WISE. TRAVEL…
It’s your trip – plan it how you want to
We’re punctual, and have the most reliable buses, drivers and guides
Stress less with convenient drop-off and pick-up points and times
Don’t risk public transport – we take your safety seriously
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME
Your time is precious, whether you’ve got 3 days or 3 weeks, we’ve got the pass for you
HAVE FUN AS YOU TRAVEL
The fun begins the minute you board the Wanderbus!
MAKE LIFE-LONG FRIENDS
Meet like-minded travellers and make friends along the way
SEE THE BEST OF ECUADOR
Visit Ecuador’s must-see destinations and hidden gems
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
Safer than public transport, cheaper than tour operators!
A recent World Economic Forum report shows that Ecuador has some of the best natural resources in the world, but that transportation doesn’t measure up.
This is why:
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 pick the smartest routes around the 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!
If you find something cheaper that includes all of our stops we’ll match the price!
WANDER WITH THE EXPERTS
The Wanderbus was formed by an A-Team of travel experts and innovators. Some of us are Ecuadorians by birth, others by long-held affection for the country; what we all share is a love for each of its regions, and a frustration that some of the most spectacular of its attractions have been inaccessible to those who want to see them the most. That is, until now.
Combining our experiences from our travels around the world and our expertise in different professional fields, we came up with a way to share the Ecuador that we know and love with other passionate travellers.
Our safety record is one of the top reasons that travellers choose the Wanderbus. We know that safety is a great concern for those on the road in foreign countries, particularly in Ecuador where public transport sadly has a poor track record in road accidents and tourists are targeted in petty crime.
Wanderbus safety measures:
- All our trips are led by experienced, professional guides
- We only use new, comfortable buses (reclining seats are a comfy bonus!)
- We perform maintenance checks on them every week – faulty buses are often the cause of accidents in Ecuador
- All our drivers are background-checked and certified
- On each trip, there are always two drivers – we all know the dangers of a sleepy bus driver
- We know exactly who is on the bus and do not make unscheduled stops to pick up strangers
The footprint we leave on our surroundings and on the communities we encounter is paramount to us and a pillar of the Wanderbus vision.
The majority of Ecuadorians have never travelled around their own country, seeing the beautiful lakes, the massive volcanoes and the steaming jungles that have brought it international fame. That includes a lot of tourism students, many of whom also very rarely have the opportunity to practice English.
That’s why for every 40 passengers who board the Wanderbus, we’ll bring a tourism student along for the ride with us to give them a chance to practice their English and learn more about their beautiful country. There’s a chance to share a meal with the communities we visit along the way, you’ll get to meet and swap ideas with true Ecuadorians.
We support local communities with their tourism infrastructure and hire local drivers and guides, encouraging them to improve their English and broaden their skillset.
Want to give back?
Get stuck in to the local culture, learn new ways of thinking, and share your own valuable experiences with a volunteering programme.
Contact us for more information
OUR ECUADOR PASSES
The most flexible way to see the country
- More than 9 routes around Ecuador
- Daily departures
Best price guarantee
LOOP AROUND ECUADOR
All the Ecuador highlights in one 11 days!
- Climb an active volcano
- Visit local markets
- Discover Incan ruins