ActivExpedition - Adventure in Nature

Welcome to Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands

The creation of Activexpedition is to inspire adventure travelers to explore our world from a different perspective. At Activexpedition we prioritize eco-friendly activities in every destination we go as well as support local people and traditions through sustainability efforts.

Our mission is to deliver educational experiences of a lifetime with stellar service and provide human powered holidays that go beyond typical adventure travel.

Our CEO Christian Valencia, coming from a professional background through the tourism university in Quito-Ecuador, has been in the industry for fifteen years and has lead around seven hundred expeditions involving over ten thousand happy travelers from all over the world. After being a freelance guide for several years, Christian has embarked on this new epic project to focus on multi-activity expeditions for small groups.

  • Eco consciousness is a priority - zero waste

  • Off-the-beaten-path expeditions

  • Small groups of up to 10 people to keep environmental impact at a minimum

  • Top of the line gear

  • Safety first

  • Private expeditions

  • Experienced English-speaking guides with professional backgrounds

  • Value for the money

  • Flexibility for activities do more and see more

  • Guaranteed group departures

  • Tailor-made expeditions

  • Self-guided expeditions

Meet the Team

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Guaranteed Quality

Day Tours


8 hours

Our Adventure begins driving southeast of Quito to a region known as the Avenue of Volcanoes.

8 hours

Pichincha Volcano is located within Quito forming one of the side of the impressive valley where the city is nestled.

8 hours

This day trip is for those that want to relax and recover. Papallacta hotsprings is located a mere hour and half from Quito

8 hours

On this adventure we start the day driving for three hours to the heart of the Andes along what is known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes.

8 hours

After picking you up from your hotel our day’s adventure starts heading south to Cotopaxi National Park.

8 hours

In the morning we will head northbound on the Panamerican Highway, first stopping to catch some spectacular views of San Pablo lake and Imbabura Volcano.

Relax and enjoy

Happy Traveler - Reviews Tripadvisor

  • star rating  Great views and chance to experience the environment around Cotopaxi from a different perspective. Our very experienced guide Christian was excellent, provided not only proactive advice on riding and... read more

    Wojo Z
    January 7, 2023

    star rating  Amazing trip!! My family loves mountain biking and this tour was perfect for it. We had amazing views of Cotopaxi and it was perfect for all different abilities. Chris is... read more

    December 25, 2022

    star rating  timely schedule. i felt safe the complete time. very wise guides. beautiful country. it is the second time that I have used this guide service and I will go again

    December 17, 2022

    star rating  We had an amazing experience kayaking down the river, our tour guides were very patient and kind with us. The views were great and we had lots of fun. It’s... read more

    December 12, 2022

    star rating  This has been one of the most amazing trails I have done around Ecuador, their tour leaders are unbelievably professionals. and the cycling gear are the best.

    December 12, 2022

    star rating  Amazing trip!! I cannot say enough about the trip, guides and overall experience. There is a large diversity in terrain, activities, and food in a relatively small geographic... read more

    December 5, 2022

    star rating  We had a great 4 day trip. The kayaking on the first two days was peaceful and we really liked staying at indigenous village overnight. My favorite was the... read more

    November 25, 2022

    star rating  We only had a short amount of time in Quito and decided to book the Active Mindo Day Trip. It was an excellent experience from start to finish! I can... read more

    November 19, 2022
  • star rating  I want to thank Active Ecuador for the most EPIC family trip EVER! Oscar was the best guide we could ask for and Andres was a skilled and patient... read more

    October 26, 2022

    star rating  Our Galapagos & Ecuador Multisport trip vastly exceeded expectations. Without booking through ActivExpedition, there is no way we would have experienced all that Ecuador has to offer. Every day was... read more

    October 26, 2022

    star rating  Amazing, diverse, action packed, and beautiful adventure with great company and extremely knowledgeable guides. Plus phenomenal food and accommodations. You won’t regret it!

    October 24, 2022

    star rating  We loved our trip. Daniel Maldonado was an excellent guide. All our excursions were so fun and informative. Food was good and travel was very safe.... read more

    Mark G
    September 24, 2022

    star rating  We did the 5 day Kajak Waorani expedition. It was the best trip on our 6 month south america journey so far. We really enjoyed diving into a completely different... read more

    September 24, 2022

    star rating  The active Ecuador trip was one of the most (if not the most) memorable trips of our lives. The diversity of being in the Andes versus in the lush Amazon... read more

    September 23, 2022

    star rating  Christian was a great guide. We descended over 7,000’ on 3 trails. Each one started over 15,000’ up and had amazing unique terrain! Such a fun day... read more

    September 4, 2022

    star rating  Crystal and I's Active Ecuador Multi-Sport Trip guided by Christian was incredible. I'm terrible about leaving reviews, but after this life-changing trip I feel obligated, and I really hope many... read more

    September 4, 2022
  • star rating  I don't know where to start!! This trip was so well curated with beautiful accommodations, amazing food, and challenging activities!! This was not the crowded "get off the bus... read more

    August 29, 2022

    star rating  What an amazing experience! Christian was available, flexible, and responsive throughout the trip. Jose, our guide, was knowledgeable, patient, and full of good vibes. We did some amazing rides and... read more

    August 3, 2022

    star rating  Christian was an amazing guide into the Amazon. He took us to amazing place and introduce us to local culture and people. He is truly passionate about sustainable eco tourism... read more

    July 30, 2022

    star rating  We had the trip of a lifetime with Christian! We could not be happier with our Amazon trip and all the active adventures we went on. Christian was a great... read more

    July 30, 2022

    star rating  This trip exceeded expectations. From the get go Christian was so helpful and always available for questions or advice. Communication was great throughout the whole trip. Our guide Jose was... read more

    July 7, 2022

    star rating  This was a GREAT trip from the owner (Christian), to our guide/leader/mechanic Jose, to the amazing mountain biking, views, food, and accommodations!!

    If you are into enduro style mountain... read more

    July 6, 2022

    star rating  Wow — what a fantastic experience with an exceptionally good company! My 14 year old son and I did the Active Galapagos tour with a custom itinerary beforehand that... read more

    Rhonda C
    July 2, 2022

    star rating  Christian organizes excellent tours for mountain biking that can accommodate the entire family and riders of very different skill levels. This allows all members of the family to have fun.... read more

    June 28, 2022
  • star rating  Christian is an 11/10 guide. I never do group tours because I like being able to explore on my own, but he did an incredible job curating a unique, diverse,... read more

    May 30, 2022

    star rating  My daughter and I traveled with AE on the Ecuador and the Galapagos trip in May of 2022. The whole experience was outstanding and I can confidently say that Christian... read more

    May 28, 2022

    star rating  Highly recommend ActivExpedition for their Active Galapagos trip for travelers who want to get up close and personal with nature and wildlife! Their Galapagos Islands tour blew away all... read more

    May 9, 2022

    star rating  Our group of 4 active travelers (2 married couples) experienced the time of our lives during our 8 day active expedition to the Galapagos led by Christian. Our trip... read more

    Wai L
    May 8, 2022

    star rating  Last minute, trip! And wow, what an amazing time my sister & daughter had visiting the Amazonian regions of Ecuador. Our personal tour guide, Christian, was a delight... read more

    April 29, 2022

    star rating  Our (first) trip with ActivXpedition during winter break was really good. Christian was very accommodating & helpful, efficient. To accommodate changes on the go/ logistics was handled professionally. All... read more

    February 28, 2022

    star rating  Every day was a new adventure. My husband and I are in our 60s and live at sea level, so even with three days in and around Quito to acclimate... read more

    Ivy M
    February 24, 2022

    star rating  Daniel provided us with an outstanding Ecuador experience! He's highly knowledgeable about plant and animal life, history and customs which he readily shared. I especially enjoyed learning about... read more

    Royceann M
    February 24, 2022

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