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Mini Adventures (2 - 4 days)

Happy Gringo offer a great range of mini-tours that are perfect as a short getaway from Quito and are designed to take the stress out of your travels.

We provide a personally-designed itinerary that has already been tried and tested by our past clients, we handle all reservations for you, we provide all necessary resources (e.g. guides, transport), and most importantly our attention to detail ensures that you maximise your travel experience whilst minimising the travel hassles.

Our tours are between 2 and 4 days in duration and are suitable for couples, friends or families with a minimum of 2 passengers per tour. There are no set departure dates - we simply let you fit the tour flexibly into the rest of your travel plans. For more information about our current portfolio of mini-tours follow the links below:

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Mindo Highlights Tour Mindo Highlights
3 days
This tour was designed for travelers who love nature and also enjoy adventure activities, with the added bonus of chocolate making! Read more Mindo, Equator
Cloudforest Horse Riding Cloudforest Horse Riding
3 days
One of the hidden gems of Ecuador, the Quilotoa Loop is a remote and isolated area located some 4 hours drives from Quito. Read more Corazon Volcano, Andes Highlands, Cloudforest
Quilotoa Loop Tour Quilotoa Loop
4 days
One of the hidden gems of Ecuador, the Quilotoa Loop is a remote and isolated area located some 4 hours drives from Quito. Read more Isinlivi, Chugchilan, Quilotoa, Tigua
Cuenca Highlights Tour Cuenca Highlights
4 days
Cuenca, in the south of Ecuador, is generally considered to be the country's most picturesque city and counts colonial charms, Inca ruins and beautiful National Parklands amongst its many tourist attractions. Read more Cuenca, El Cajas, Ingapirca
Devil's Nose Tour Devil's Nose
2 days
The Devils Nose train in its day was one of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen, and as you descend the switchbacks down a shear mountainside it is not difficult to see why! Read more Riobamba, Alausi, Baños
Bellavista Cloudforest Tour Bellavista Cloudforest Lodge
2 - 3 days
The Bellavista Nature Reserve is located just 2 hours from Quito making it the perfect short nature-escape break. Read more Bellavista Private Reserve
Inca Trail Tour Inca Trail
3 days
The Incas created an impressive system of trails which at the time connected Quito with Talca in the south of Chile. In the southern part of the central valley of Ecuador it is still possible to tread in the footprints of the Incas by following part of this ancient trail! Read more Inca trail to Ingapirca
Valley of the Volcanoes Tour Avenue of the Volcanoes
3 days
This minitour is always a real favourite with our clients and provides an excellent introduction to Ecuador's stunning Valley of the volcanoes. Read more Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Tigua, Baños, Chimborazo
Historic Haciendas Tour Historic Haciendas
4 days
Haciendas are a legacy of ancient colonial days under Spanish rule, built by rich landowners in picturesque parts of the Ecuadorian Andes and passed down through influential families over history. Read more Cotopaxi, Otavalo, Cotachachi & Cuicocha
Markets and Culture Tour Indigenous Markets & Culture
3 days
Otavalo is one of the largest, most colourful and important markets in the whole of Latin America - as well as bargaining for an array of touristic handcrafts checkout the hustle and bustle of the local animal market. Read more Otavalo and surrounds, Mojanda & Fuya Fuya
Baņos Highlights Tour Baños Highlights
3 days
Whisk yourself away to lush green mountains surrounded by crystalline waterfalls and smouldering volcanoes - all within reach of a short and easy getaway from Quito. Read more Baños
Tren Crucero Tren Crucero
4 days
This tour is a 4-day train journey along the renovated historic Ecuadorian rail-line all the way from Quito at 2800m above seas level to Guayaquil at sea-level. Read more Andes Sierra and PAcific Coast
Otavalo & Train of Liberty Otavalo & Train of Liberty
3 days
This minitour heads into the northern reaches of the Andean Sierra region where you will have the chance to experience both the Otavaleño indigenous and the Afro Ecuadorian culture. Read more Otavalo and surrounds
Rural Ecuador Rural Ecuador
3 days
If you are looking for a completely unique and different experience, and like to see the real off-the-beaten-path side to places that you visit then the Rural Ecuador Tour is definitely for you. Read more Isinlivi, Cotopaxi
Mini Responsible Traveler Tour Mini Responsible Traveler
3 days
This tour was designed specifically for travellers with an active interest in green eco-tourism who want to get closer to nature and local culture. Read more Guamote, Chimborazo
Machalilla Highlights Tour Machalilla Highlights
4 days
Ecuador's Pacific coastline combines beautiful beaches with national parks teaming with wildlife and interesting ruins that give an insight into past cultures. This minitour gives an exciting flavour of all these highlights and plenty of freetime to relax. Read more Puerto Lopez, Machalilla National Park, Isla de la plata
Trekking Adventure Tour Trekking Adventure
3 days
Visit two of the highlights of the Ecuadorian Andes: firstly the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, highest active volcano in the world; second the sublime Quilotoa crater lake. Read more Isinlivi, Chigchilan, Quilotoa, Tigua
Arasha Resort and Spa Arasha Spa Resort
2 - 4 days
The award-winning Arasha Spa resort is the only tropical spa in Ecuador and offers a unique relaxation experience. Read more Arasha Resort
Papallacta & Antisana Papallacta & Antisana
2 days
This tour combines the 2 best highlights from the Papallacta area - the impressive Antisana Ecological Reserve and the pristine Papallacta hot springs. Read more Papallacta
Termas de Papallacta Papallacta Hot Springs
2 - 3 days
The thermal springs of Papallacta are reknowned both as a luxurious spa retreat and for the natural curative hotspring pools that offer the ultimate relaxation in a pictoresque mountain setting close to Quito. Read more Papallacta
Mashpi Lodge Mashpi Lodge
3 days
A secret hideaway located on a forest plateau just three hours' drive from Quito, Mashpi Lodge sits in the heart of a 1,300-hectare Reserve which harbours both cloudforest and rainforest. Read more Mashpi Private Reserve
Maquipucuna Lodge Maquipucuna Lodge
2 - 3 days
The Maquipucuna lodge area is truly a wonder for nature lovers: it harbours over 4% of the world bird diversity, including spectacular birds. Read more Maquipucuna Private Reserve
Tandayapa Bird Lodge Tandayapa Bird Lodge
2 - 3 days
The Tandayapa Lodge is recommended for serious bird lovers and photographers with special packages designed and completely flexible to your needs. Read more Mindo Cloudforest