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 Our Adventure Started
We have been involved in the Hotel and Tourism Industry for more than two decades, we collaborated for some big hotel chains and local/regional incomings in Ecuador. We were colleagues, clients, suppliers but overall we are friends.
Friends sharing the same vision, we discussed about entrepreneurship, quality and authenticity and we realized that most travel companies are not the richness multiplicator that tourism is supposed to be. Most of companies just include light visits to local communities and leave just a little and in the majority of cases nothing at all.
We then decided that our company be a real generator of welfare for the small providers and communities involved in tourism activities.
We founded Discovering Americas 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 handle 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.
Come and feel the marvelous experiences in our unique destinations!
Sandra & Wendy
Our Sustainability Promise
Our DNA is composed of sustainable and conservation practices that involves:
- Genuine and Transformational activities with our visitors which promote the exchange with the local communities.
- Conscious, and fair trade practices with our providers. We benefit local providers that have like-minded practices and handles fair work conditions and ecofriendly and sustainable protocols
- Our experiences generate a true understanding and respect between visitors, and local communities. We include retribution activities to value and keep alive their ancestral traditions
- We include compensation activities for the restoration of forests and environment to Offset Carbon Footprints.
- As a part of our commitment to sustainability and travelers comfort, we have introduced our new eco-friendly welcome kit.
Included in your welcome kit is a cutting-edge water bottle crafted from biodegradable wheat fibers. This innovative material aligns perfectly with our efforts to minimize our environmental footprint.
We are have engaged with with the Travelife for Tour Operators & Travel Agent scheme. Travelife is an internationally recognized, GSTC -Global Sustainable Tourism Council accredited trainning, management & certification program in sustainability in tourism.
Travelife is a three-stage Certification program for Tour Operators and travel agents : (1) Travelife Engaged ; (2) Travelife Partners and (3) Travelife Certified. We are at stage 1 - Travelife Engaged . We are working to move forward to stage 2 - Travelife Partner.
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.
MACHU PICCHU CITADEL
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.
GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES IN PERU
PASTO THE SURPRISE CITY
Nestled high in the Andes Mountains of southwestern Colombia, Pasto is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This charming city, the capital of the Nariño Department, offers a unique blend of history, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. Join us on a tour of Pasto and its surrounding treasures, where we'll discover its captivating landscapes and rich heritage.
Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00
Quito - Ecuador
Guangüiltagua N26-262 and
Diego Noboa. Edif Yllen, 4ª.
Local: +593 2 333 2913
Mobile: +593 99 8614575
Whatsapp: +593 99 8614575