Good things come in small packages — a saying that perfectly describes the outdoor adventure options available in Ecuador.

The little nation on the Equator might be tiny compared to geographical giants like Argentina and Brazil. But it packs a huge punch when it comes to trekking, climbing, biking and water sports.

Here are some of the adventures that Enchanted Expeditions can arrange on the Ecuadorian mainland:

Climb snowcapped Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano and the second highest in Ecuador. Just 60 miles from Quito, the ascent is easily accomplished in just two days.

Raft the raging Rio Quijos, one of the headwaters of the mighty Amazon. Ecuador’s premier whitewater trip offers mile after mile of Class IV and even higher rated rapids and spectacular jungle scenery.

Trek the Old Inca Trail between Achupallas to Ingapirca on the High Andes of southern Ecuador. In addition to breathtaking scenery, the five-day hike offers ancient ruins and insight into the Amerindian peoples who call the region home today.

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