We want you to experience the country from a native perspective, not a tourist perspective; we want to show you places you won’t see on regular tours.

Cristina’s love for her country made her go to college to become a tour guide and tour operator. From 1987 to 1999 she organized trips in Ecuador for groups of German and Swiss tourists, and she guided them through the country and the Galapagos Islands where she’s been for 15 times. Later, she became a spa consultant, and she helped create and develop the spas in different resorts around the country. You’ll get to stay at some of these properties.

When she moved to United States she created Aromandina, a line of aromatherapy, using some sustainable essential oils from her Ecuador.

We started with a group of 10 friends in May 2018, then the word spread and we brought two more groups in 2019. Now more and more friends are signing up to join in our adventures.

We take care of every detail during the trip, from giving you ahead of time a list of what to wear every day, to watching for your health by giving you recommendations of what is safe to eat and what is not.


Straddling the equator and bordered by Colombia, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador is South America’s tiny country and is easily one of the most diverse on the planet with 25,000 plant species, 1,600 bird species, the mighty Andes, the lush Amazon, and nine national parks – including the unique Galápagos Islands. Packed with heritage, colonial architecture, rainforest, mountains, historic cities, and palm-fringed beaches, it is little wonder that Ecuador is known as ‘the microcosm of South America.’

Ecuador is divided into three continental regions: Coast, Andes Mountains (Sierra), Amazon Rainforest – The Galapagos Islands are also part of Ecuador.