Ecuador is ideal for family adventure travel. It’s easy to get around in this small, friendly Andean nation to explore the beauty and wildlife, cultural diversity, and spectacular landscapes from glaciers and volcanoes to lowland Amazon jungles, rich agricultural lands, and the exotic marine habitat of the Galapagos Islands. Friendly Ecuadorians, including many distinct ethnic groups of native people offer charming, home-style accommodations including former colonial-style haciendas and native Indian lodges. Opportunities abound to experience the simplicity of daily life as we visit native villages to learn about their ancestral ways of living, markets and schools, hike among farmers plowing fields and learn about weaving and other hand craft making. Wildland Family Adventures in Ecuador often combine the amazing Galapagos Islands and the spectacular Andes mountains with an optional add-on to the Amazon jungle.