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 exclusive groups.

  • Eco consciousness is a priority - zero waste

  • Off-the-beaten-path expeditions

  • Small groups of 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

Pack And Go


Activexpedition Tour Operator offers a diverse range of outdoor expeditions in Ecuador, Colombia, the Galapagos, and Peru, catering to adventure seekers of all preferences and ages. Whether it's trekking in the Andes or the Amazon, mountain biking through picturesque landscapes, or water sports like white water rafting and snorkeling, Activexpedition has something for everyone.

The company prides itself on experienced guides, tailored family-friendly tours, and personalized experiences. They also offer shared group departures for those looking to meet fellow travelers and create lasting memories together. With a commitment to safety and top-notch equipment, Activexpedition promises unforgettable outdoor adventures in these stunning South American destinations.

Relax and enjoy

Happy Traveler - Reviews Tripadvisor

  • star rating  My father and I had a blast at this tour. Chris took us perfectly step by step through the trails, so my father who isn't a downhiller found a good... read more

    Flo K
    September 13, 2023

    star rating  Awesome trip, fantastic guide - Just got back from their volcano bike tour in Ecuador... it was amazing! Our guide (Oscar) was the best I've had on any trip... very knowledgable and a fun... read more

    Brian M
    September 12, 2023

    star rating  Beautiful sights, educational guide, - One of the best trips I’ve ever been on! Our guide, Oscar, was intelligent in all aspects (politics, flowers, astronomy, mountain biking, etc.) and very fun to be around! Cracking... read more

    Hunter R
    August 21, 2023

    star rating  We had had a fantastic time visiting Medellin, Santa Marta, and Cartagena in Colombia! Your trip was filled with diverse experiences that showcase the beauty of the country's culture... read more

    July 27, 2023

    star rating  We went on a tour with Active Adventures, our favorite tour company to The Galapagos Islands. Stayed on four islands. Snorkeled, hiked, biked, Saw blue footed boobies, big... read more

    Emily E
    July 26, 2023

    star rating  Our experience was truly outstanding! We know that we were given a unique opportunity that we may never experience again. It was just the two of us on this trip... read more

    July 20, 2023

    star rating  We are still smitten by the amazing variety offered in this trip and the friendliness and competency of the Active Expedition team. It was such a great treat. Muchas gracias... read more

    July 15, 2023

    star rating  This was a fantastic trip that exceeded my expectations day after day. Byron was an extremely fun and knowledgeable guide who led us safely through a variety of activities. The... read more

    July 8, 2023
  • star rating  Communication was excellent with the company ahead of starting the trip with any questions answered within several hours.

    The trip itself was amazing. Our guide made sure to... read more

    June 29, 2023

    star rating  If you’re a person craving adventure, this is the trip for you!

    Every day was packed with activity and culture. We hiked, biked, rafted, climbed up waterfalls and... read more

    Clare J
    June 25, 2023

    star rating  Ecuador is the country to visit if you love adventure, unique experiences, jaw dropping scenery, and memories to last a lifetime! Danny Maldonado, from
    Active Expeditions, is extremely knowledgeable in... read more

    Chasie T
    May 21, 2023

    star rating  This was an absolutely amazing trip! We had an amazing time with our extremely knowledgable and fun guide Daniel, and our kind and hilarious driver Andres. We traveled as a... read more

    May 15, 2023

    star rating  All the activities were amazing and surpassed my expectations. It was truly the trip of a lifetime for my family and I. We are all decently fit adults and... read more

    Kathryn S
    May 1, 2023

    star rating  My adult children surprised me with this trip to celebrate my upcoming 55th birthday and it was the best most adventurous trip I’ve ever had. Every day was a new... read more

    Corine S
    April 30, 2023

    star rating  This was definitely the trip of a lifetime. I have always wanted to travel to South America & going to Colombia was such an incredible experience full of biodiverse landscapes,... read more

    Micaiah G
    April 21, 2023

    star rating  Highly recommend. Every day and every activity is curated by a great team at ActivExpeditions. The trip is a tour of the mountains and jungle that hits all the... read more

    Giora P
    April 21, 2023
  • star rating  Where to begin! Our family of 3 joined some close friends who are a family of 5 for a trip with ActiveExpeditions in Ecuador. The age ranges were 11 to... read more

    April 19, 2023

    star rating  This was a trip of a lifetime guided by Christian and ActivExpedition. If you love nature and animals, you will have an amazing experience! The unique volcanic landscape combined with... read more

    April 16, 2023

    star rating  This is my second time traveling with Christian - the first trip was in Ecuador, and the second in Colombia. Both trips were fantastic, and I can't wait to go... read more

    March 24, 2023

    star rating  We previously did a tour in Ecuador with Christian back in 2018. Everyone had such an amazing time we decided to do another tour with him in Colombia in March... read more

    March 23, 2023

    star rating  What an amazing experience!! My husband and I traveled with friends to Ecuador in February 2023. Christian with ActivExpedition was our guide during our visit to the Galapagos Islands. He... read more

    March 19, 2023

    star rating  Wow, that's all I can say about going on an Activexpediition tour with Christian. The flexibility of the schedule (weather, etc) and the choices of activities are fantastic.
    You... read more

    March 9, 2023

    star rating  This is a trip of a lifetime! It’s hard to put into words how cool this experience is but I will try. You will bike three unique types of riding,... read more

    March 5, 2023

    star rating  When friends asked us to help plan a trip to the Galapagos, we didn't hesitate to recommend Christian and ActivExpedition. This was our third time travelling with him, and it... read more

    March 2, 2023
  • star rating  I had an amazing time biking through the cloud forest with Christian and ActivExpedition! I was originally supposed to do the bike trip to Cotopaxi volcano but at the last... read more

    Corina P
    March 2, 2023

    star rating  Hands down the most mind blowing week of riding I have ever experienced. Every moment of this trip was incredible.

    The guide -- The highest praise goes to... read more

    February 25, 2023

    star rating  This is a trip of a lifetime, absolutely incredible mountain bike riding. Our guides Jose and Valentina made the trip! I can’t thank them enough for their knowledge, kindness and... read more

    February 25, 2023

    star rating  An unbelievable experience in the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador! Our guide Chris literally knew everything about the rivers we paddled and the jungle! An easy adventure that is full of... read more

    February 19, 2023

    star rating  Great guide and a great trip. Super memorable riding the slopes of active Cotopaxi. Very accommodating for the large group we had

    January 27, 2023

    star rating  Christian (and Jorge) were excellent guides for our trip through Ecuador! Our trip was filled with amazing, breathtaking adventures every day and included many different regions so we were able... read more

    January 25, 2023

    star rating  This trip is epic!! We did and saw so much and had a ton of fun. Our guide was organized and fun and kept the adventure to the fullest. Highly... read more

    January 25, 2023

    star rating  In my group we were all pretty avid mountain bikers and I wasn't sure what to expect going into this. I couldn't have been happier with what we got. The... read more

    January 24, 2023

Guaranteed Quality

Day Tours

Unveiling the Wonders: Day Tours from Quito City

Nestled in the Andes Mountains, Quito City, Ecuador’s vibrant capital, serves as a gateway to an array of awe-inspiring day tours. These tours cater to diverse traveler interests:

Cultural Exploration: Quito’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Center showcases intricate architecture and historical gems. Visitors can explore the Basílica del Voto Nacional, Compañía de Jesús Church, and the Museo de la Ciudad. Additionally, the Mitad del Mundo offers a chance to straddle the equator and learn about indigenous cultures at the Intiñan Museum.

Natural Wonders: Nature lovers can explore the Quilotoa Crater Lake, hike its rim for panoramic views, or enjoy water activities. The Mindo Cloud Forest promises biodiversity, lush trails, birdwatching, and refreshing waterfalls.

Adventurous Escapades: Thrill-seekers can hike or bike to Cotopaxi Volcano, ride horseback through Páramo landscapes, or experience paragliding and zip-lining over scenic valleys.

Wellness and Relaxation: Travelers can escape urban chaos with spa experiences, hot springs, or yoga in serene natural settings. The Papallacta Hot Springs offer thermal pools amidst lush cloud forests.

Foodie Delights: Culinary enthusiasts can explore local markets, join cooking classes, and savor Ecuadorian dishes like ceviche and churrasco on food tours, celebrating Quito’s diverse culinary heritage.

These day tours unveil Quito’s hidden treasures, offering unforgettable experiences that cater to a wide range of interests.


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..


One of the most epic DH rides in Ecuador, join and discover off-the-beaten-path trails, have fun in company of local riders with the most amazing views of Cotopaxi.

8 hours

Our day starts with a scenic and mountainous drive northwest of Quito for two hours to the town of Mindo, which is locared in a stunning cloud forest.