At Discovering Americas, we create unique, authentic, transformative, and memorable travel experiences that connect your passengers with the local culture.
We contribute to the growth of tourism in Latin America, increasing the number of travelers to non-traditional destinations.
We develop Fair Trade practices with local communities and contribute in a direct and real way to their growth.
We work to reduce the carbon footprint on our trips. We motivate clients to compensate for it with contributions to the restoration and conservation of forests.
How This Adventure Started
We have been involved in the Hotelier and Tourism for more than two decades, working for some big hotel chains and local and international incomings in Ecuador; we were colleagues at Swissotel Quito. One day while talking about entrepreneurship, quality and authenticity, we realized that most travel companies were not the richness multiplicator that tourism are supposed to be. Most of companies only take advantage of local communities its culture and natural attractions leaving just a little and in the majority of cases nothing at all.
We then decided that our company must be a real generator of welfare for the small providers and communities involved in tourism activities.
We started with the purpose of making the dream of those who seek unique experiences in this diverse and colorful continent come true.
For this reason, we have created a responsible and conscious tourism model that allows conservation and retribution to the local communities that lend us their environments and share their ancestral knowledge.
We want to be a true generator of wealth and transformation for visitors and local communities.
We look forward to welcome you in our destinations!
Sandra & Wendy
How we do it
Our company carries out tourism practices, which promote the exchange of experiences with the local communities, authentic, experiential, inclusive, transformative experiences that generate a true understanding and respect between visitors, communities and our company.
Discover the marvelous Galapagos Archipielago a “Living Laboratory of Evolution” and enjoy the unique fauna of the islands, and great activities in a spectacular setting. Choose a cruising experience among a wide variety of boats or if you prefer design your own Island Hopping Expedition.
The Amazon rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest in the world. Your can choose your Amazon Adventure from a river cruising option or from the comfort of a rainforest lodge. Both options will permit you to explore the forest accompanied by a native guide and to visit a local community and support their efforts of conservation.
Quito, Cuenca and the Highlands
Quito and Cuenca two jewels of the colonial times, whose colonial districts has been recognized as Cultural Heritage sites by Unesco, and the Andean highlands will show you the diversity of the country, colorful valleys, ancient traditions and friendly people will do a one of a kind journey
CARTAGENA, The Pearl of the Caribbean
Cartagena de Indias, the queen of the Caribbean coast, the Colonial distric of the city has been declared as Unesco World Heritage Site. Where you can stroll across a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies and plazas.
Macchu Picchu Sanctuary is an adventure not to be missed. Explore the ancient trails and the amazing ruins of the Inca Citadel, the capital of the Inca Empire and now one of the World´s Seven Wonders. Walk in the charming city of Cuzco and learn about the fascinating traditions and tales of the Sacred Valley.
COLOMBIA NATURAL AND HIDDEN TREASURES
Caño Cristales is located in the Sierra de la Macarena, in the department of Meta. It has been recognized by "The river of the gods", "the river of the seven colors" or the "Most Beautiful River in the World". In its bed, aquatic plants reproduce, which with sunlight change their colors from green to very intense reds. Visiting this wonderful site will delight your senses.
Explore the “Enchanted Islands” on board the M/C EcoGalaxy a First Class Catamaran, built for sailing the Galapagos Islands while preserving its fragile ecosystem, and of course its beauty. The social areas of the catamaran are the perfect place to witness the endless wonderful landscapes in a private and intimate athmosphere.
SAN CRISTOBAL LOCAL EXPERIENCES
A unique Adventure in San Cristobal Island. You can be marveled by a 360º navigation around the island, many activities are included: hiking, birdwatching, snorkleing and even eco-fishing. An excursion to a fresh water waterfall and the adoption of an endemic tree is also included in this incredible program.
M/Y KONTIKI COASTAL EXPLORATIONS
Kontiki is a Boutique Sea Expedition that offers travelers an authentic experience and activities for personal wellbeing. We seek luxury in the sustainable, in the innovative and in the connection between the spiritual and the material while respecting tradition.
Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00
Quito - Ecuador
Guangüiltagua N26-262 and
Diego Noboa. Edif Yllen, 4ª.
Local: +593 2 261461
Mobile: +593 99 8614575
Whatsapp: +593 99 8614575