Ecuador Outdoor Travel Trip Adventure

This trip might be for you if you check a few of these boxes…

  • You really like to be outdoors
  • You are looking for a way to break out of the routine and want to stop scrolling on social media
  • You want an adventure that you won’t soon forget
  • You like to travel
  • Exploring new cultures is energizing to you
  • You say you want to live life more fully, but if we look at your schedule it begs to differ
  • You are interested in de-stressing and guided experiences to restore your mind, body, and soul
  • You like to meet new people and engage in meaningful conversations
  • A “mental reset” sounds like a wonderful thing to have

I need a few special people… those ready to step out of their busy lives, do something different in a South American context through running, hiking and guided exercises to strengthen and restore their lives and health.


At just over 9,300 feet in elevation (2850 m), Quito, Ecuador is an ideal high-altitude outdoor enthusiast destination.

As the capital of Ecuador and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has all the amenities of a big city including large parks with paved trails and a track, parks with managed gravel trails, and close to the single-track dirt trails that off-road runners love. Plus volcanic craters, trails over 13,000 feet, and nearby waterfalls and hot springs that make this unforgettable!

 This will be an unforgettable experience that positively impacts body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

July 2024 Ecuador Trip

We are forming a travel group limited to the first 8 people for this Adventure Travel Trip to Quito, Ecuador, July 20 to July 27.

Space is limited.

Only those wanting lasting memories, a chance to be rejuvenated and come back with new energy and freshness in your mind and soul should consider this! Prices and day-by-day schedule available by clicking below.


  • All-inclusive on the ground in Ecuador (meals, lodging, pickup, transport, entrance fees)
  • Deep conversations on: Life, Training, Nutrition, Mindset, and more
  • Long run options at altitude (your choice 10k – 13.1 miles or not!) through the city of Quito on Sunday when the entire main corridor highway is closed to vehicles and only open to runners and bikers! Flexible to YOUR needs.
  • Taking the Gondola up from Quito to over 13,400 ft and then hiking to the summit of Rucu Pichincha 15,419 ft with spectacular views on clear days!
  • Track work option in La Carolina Park, the “Central Park” of Quito
  • All running at your own pace and comfort level
  • Chocolate tasting at a globally award-winning eco-friendly chocolatier
  • Visit to Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall near Baños – a tour highlight!
  • UNESCO World Heritage site visits for a historical and cultural experience like no other
  • 2 hikes to breathtaking views of volcanoes including Cotopaxi and Tungurahua
  • Perfect running temps with mild weather, lows in the 50’s and highs near 70-72

Who is this for?

You love to run, hike, or walk and be outdoors exploring.

You want to get beyond routine and boredom to train, explore, and bust out of the busyness of life!

You like to have fun and have an adventurous spirit.

New people, cultures, art, history, outdoors, and experiences excite you.

Those who want a break from the busy routines of life, to get away from screens and demands, and to enjoy being outdoors and exploring with others.

If this describes you in any way, let’s continue the conversation!

There is absolutely no pace requirement to come, learn and enjoy some fantastic runs. This is open to non-runners as well who like to hike and connect with people! We will have plenty of time for each of our runs for everyone to run the pace appropriate for them, and we have alternative activity options for non-runners.

Quito, Ecuador high altitude runners training camp

This trip benefits the mission of iGive Global investing micro-loans in small businesses for women and people groups at risk in Ecuador and globally.

Need something unique for your group or team?

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Want to Explore More of Ecuador?

Yes, we can do that too!

Perhaps after your training block, you would like to add on to your trip and visit the Galapagos Islands or go deeper into the Amazon jungle to get a fully authentic indigenous Amazon experience complete with a canoe trip to your lodging! We can coordinate that for you as well.

Our in-country Ecuadorian fearless tour leader Daniela Palacios owns Awesome Ecuador and has over 14 years of travel planning and tour guiding experience in Ecuador. Completely bilingual and with a Master’s degree in forest conservation and sustainability from the University of Toronto, Daniela Palacios has the experience to coordinate your trip of a lifetime.

About the Running Camp Coordinator

Mike Gingerich brings decades of running and triathlon experience to the table, along with global international experience (26+ countries and counting) and specific experience planning and coordinating trips with Awesome Ecuador for iGive Global in Ecuador. Mike is the founder of iGive Global and wants to see his passions for running, holistic living, the beauty of Ecuador, and helping those in need in Ecuador all come together.

Mike has run races globally, including Costa Rica, Canada, and a marathon in Iraq, and has used running and a 70.3 Ironman as ways to raise money for iGive Global.

He’s dedicated to ensuring you have a safe, powerful, fun, and unforgettable experience in this High Altitude Runner’s Training Camp in Quito and greater Ecuador!