FTA Member Spotlight: Amazing Ecuador

FTA Member Spotlight: Amazing Ecuador

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Amazing Ecuador was founded by Paúl Peralvo and Belén Sandoval out of a love for their beautiful country.

This husband and wife duo went to school for ecotourism and tourism business administration respectively, and have joined forces (along with their daughters) to guide other families and groups through the nature and culture of Ecuador.

We talked with Peralvo about what this diverse landscape—from the Galápagos Islands to the Andes and the Amazon—has to offer, and what he’s looking forward to in 2024.

How did Amazing Ecuador begin?

As a co-founder of Amazing Ecuador, alongside my wife Belen and our daughters Victoria and Paula, our journey began with a desire to share Ecuador’s beauty. We aimed for authentic experiences, focusing on safety and sustainability. Our personalized trips reflect our passion for real connections and responsible tourism, tailored to showcase the diverse essence of Ecuador.

What does Amazing Ecuador have to offer?

 Amazing Ecuador offers personalized and curated travel experiences that showcase the diverse landscapes, cultures, and gastronomy of Ecuador. Our tailor-made itineraries take families through the four worlds of our mega-diverse country: the Andes, the Amazon, the Pacific coast, and the Galápagos Islands. Whether they’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, we provide unforgettable journeys that cater to their interests and preferences. From hiking in the Andes to exploring the Amazon rainforest, relaxing on pristine beaches, and discovering the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, we have something special for every family.

Why is family travel important to you?

Family travel is important to us because it creates lifelong memories, just as my parents did with me. As parents ourselves, we believe in the power of shared experiences to strengthen family bonds and shape our children’s perspectives. Traveling together allows us to create cherished moments that will last a lifetime, fostering a deeper connection and understanding of the world around us. It’s about building a legacy of unforgettable adventures and instilling a love for exploration that will stay with our family for generations to come.

?What do you wish more people knew about Ecuador?

People don’t realize that Ecuador is more than just its famous markets and the Galápagos Islands. Ecuador is like a mini version of all of South America rolled into one! With four totally different regions to explore – from the cool Andes to the wild Amazon, the sunny coast, and those amazing Galápagos – there’s something for every family to enjoy. Ecuador’s full of surprises just waiting to be discovered!

Looking ahead, how are you feeling about family travel in 2024 (and maybe even 2025)?

 We’re feeling excited and optimistic about family travel. As the world continues to recover and adapt, we believe that families will prioritize meaningful experiences and quality time together more than ever. With a renewed appreciation for the joys of exploration and connection, we anticipate a surge in families embarking on adventures together. Whether it’s exploring new destinations, immersing in different cultures, or simply enjoying nature’s wonders, we’re confident that family travel will continue to be a source of joy, growth, and unforgettable memories in the years to come.

Anything else you want to say to fellow members of the FTA?

I encourage them to put Ecuador on the map! With its diverse landscapes and endless adventures, Ecuador offers unforgettable experiences for families. Definitely, Ecuador is a destination that families will love to experience.

Get in touch with Peralvo and his family at amazingecuador.com.ec.

Photos Courtesy of Paúl Peralvo.

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