The Tropics

Coast, Cocoa, & Coffee

With the beautiful Pacific Ocean lapping at white, sandy beaches; coastal rain forests; and coffee, cocoa and banana plantations; GATA’s coastal adventures are perfect for those looking for a more tropical experience. Live and work alongside an indigenous tribe in the coastal jungle, participate in the process of making coffee from planting a coffee tree to roasting the bean, and learn how to surf on Pacific Ocean waves.

Coast Highlights

  • Live and work with the Tsachila, a unique indigenous community with a very distinct and well preserved culture and language
  • Tour a coffee farm and participate in the production process, from planting saplings to enjoying a delicious cup of the world’s favorite beverage
  • Tube down a rushing river through lush green cloud forests
  • Go on a chocolate tour and learn how exotic cacao pods are transformed into delicious chocolate bars
  • Optional mountain biking from the high mountains to the coastal lowlands
  • Whitewater raft through raging jungle rivers
  • Find balance while learning to surf or practicing beach yoga while relaxing on the beautiful Pacific Coast
  • Tour colonial Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and best preserved colonial city in South America
  • Learn how to salsa dance like a local by taking a class with an internationally renowned latin dance instructor
  • Learn how to cook traditional Ecuadorian food with a private cooking class

Itineraries from 1 week to 1+ month

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