About Ecuador Unlimited

Ecuador Unlimited About:

We’ve found that most of our clients sought us out for a few simple and important reasons; first-hand knowledge of our offered trips, courteous and professional service, competitive pricing, and of course our vantage of being based out of the United States. Our passion for Ecuador is contagious and we want you to get as much out of your visit as possible, from a spectacular tour down to the best dive restaurants and must-sees in-between.

Our company is incorporated in the U.S., in Utah to be precise (our founder’s home state). We maintain a carefully curated network of guides, drivers, partners and operators in Ecuador. This uniquely positions us to provide our clients with better customer assistance, simplified and reduced transaction costs, and the peace of mind needed when booking a tour in a foreign country. You get the security that comes with working with an American company, and the local knowledge you get from working with an Ecuadorian one. We are licensed, insured, and meet the U.S. compliancy regulations for travel companies working in the United States.

I first visited Ecuador in 2006 and fell in love with the beauty and culture of this small Andean nation. A year later I moved to Quito and began working in the office of a local tourist agency, this is when I truly discovered the vast diversity and seemingly endless number of unique destinations to be found in the country.  After twelve years of working in the hospitality industry of Ecuador & Peru, as well as getting to know other countries in the region, I founded Ecuador Unlimited, with the purpose of giving first-hand advice of its destinations and creating personalized experiences for travelers looking to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 

I married my Ecuadorian wife in 2009, and we still enjoy traveling and exploring the country with our three girls. Whenever possible, I love meeting up with clients in Quito, whether for an airport pick-up or a cup of coffee at the hotel. 

Welcome to Ecuador…

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Aaron St. Clair

Ecuador Unlimited Founder and Travel Advisor

Travel Philosophy & Mission

As a team and as a company, our responsible travel policies and practices are ever-growing. However, our unwavering commitment to environmental conservation and respect for local cultures remains a constant in our business practices. Those principles and philosophies are built on the following foundation:

Respect for the natural environment

Minimal impact on the environment is our focus. To do this, we use responsible leadership practices and keep our tour groups as small as possible. We comply with all national park rules, and lead by example, constantly trying to show others new ways to leave a minimal footprint.

Promotion of Education & Cultural Respect

Our guides and employees prepare our clients for encounters with the cultures, flora, and fauna in Ecuador to guarantee every visit is respectful of both the people and the environment encountered.

Sustainability & Local Support

We are passionate about supporting local communities in the areas we travel. Our active engagement with the communities that we take our clients to enables us to participate in programs that authentically preserve and sustain their beauty for future generations.

Avoidance of Over-Visited Locations

We do our part to avoid areas that are over-visited and under-managed on our trips. This contributes to a more sustainable service that benefits the environment and our clients.

Support for Ecosystems

Our staff builds awareness and appreciation for the preservation of the ecosystems we visit. Each trip is designed in a way that is both enjoyable but also brings awareness to our impact on the environment.

Ongoing Training

We are only as good as our cumulative team strength, which is why we all participate in continual training and have access to information about the health of the environment and local eco-projects.

Contributions

Through donations, sponsorships, and awareness programs, we support the conservation of our tour visit areas. Each client indirectly supports our contributions when they book a tour or trip with us. A percentage of all revenue goes to support these larger efforts and programs.

Collaboration

We work with individuals, organizations, and local communities to ensure we develop sustainable tourism projects that support local economies. Our mission is to do this to reduce our environmental and cultural impact on local regions.

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