Why Wander with Us
10 Reasons to Wander with Us
1. Go where no one else can
Wanderbus gives you the chance to experience Ecuador in a way no other tour operator can. Get to remote places and meet indigenous people that through common tours, you don’t get to see. Learn about the limpia treatment at an indigenous ceremonial center, meet the farmers of a remote cacao plantation to make your own traditional home-made chocolate, travel deep inside Sangay National Park to visit the legendary Ozogoche Lagoons, and many more extraordinary places!
2. Don’t just travel from point A to B
With our tours 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.
3. Explore Ecuador responsibly & contribute with local communities
When you travel on the Wanderbus you are also making a positive impact. We are a B pending Corporation, meaning we consider our social and environmental impact wherever we travel while we support dozens of indigenous communities around the country. The footprint we leave on our surroundings and on the communities we encounter is paramount to us and a pillar of the Wanderbus vision.
4. Stay safe
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!
5. Meet locals and learn the culture
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.
6. You save time and money
When you venture with Wanderbus you’ll save time and money: you won’t have to deal with TONS of different tour operators as we include lots of activities and our day tours are a fraction of the price!
7. Travel with expert guides
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 local insights for your free time to explore on your own. They will even help you booking accommodation.
8. Try new things & Live new experiences
Travel is all about experiences when you take a Wanderbus tour! Try new local foods from the markets, meet remote indigenous communities, discover the source of chocolate, immerse in the wildlife of the cloudforest & hike on an active volcano at over 4,000 m (13.000 ft). Discover Ecuador like never before!
9. Travel flexibly
With Wanderbus, you can plan your trip how YOU want. Choose where you want to start and end your trip, and how many days you want to travel: it’s that easy. Use our tours to get where you need to go, stay as long as you like, and if your plans change along the way, just let us know and we’ll adjust your itinerary for you!
10. Make friends along the way
When you allow yourself to wander, you are gifted not only with amazing experiences and stunning views but also with meeting people that share the same passion for travelling as you. Whether you are travelling alone, with friends, family or as a couple, you will meet other wanderers and have an unforgettable time.
Bonus: Tons of activities included
With Wanderbus you’ll have tons of activities included in your pass, from a ride on the Devil’s Nose Train, a hike inside Cotopaxi National Park, a tour of the Inca Ruins at Ingapirca, a soak in the sacred lagoon of the Agua Blanca community, and so much more!
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!