Our understanding of both Ecuadorian and Scandinavian cultures allows us to give you the best of both worlds: a genuine South American experience with all the organizational touches appreciated by Europeans. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, punctuality and safety – as well as dance a mean salsa!
Take Me To Ecuador was founded by Ecuadorian entrepreneur and surfer Jorge Moran. After a visit to Scandinavia in 2010, he completely fell in love with the region and set up a home in Sweden where he currently resides several months out of the year. As a result of his affinity for cooler water temperatures, he is also a longstanding member of the Swedish Surfing Association and the Surfride Foundation Sweden.
When he’s not in Ecuador or Sweden, you can find Jorge traveling around the world, exploring new places and learning about new cultures. His backpacking trip and surf expeditions have taken him to many incredible locations around the globe, including Europe, South East Asia, Central and South America. Through his personal experiences as a traveler, he’s gained valuable insight and a deep understanding for what creates a truly spectacular adventure vacation.
In 2011 Jorge opened Esperanto Hostel, a beachside hostel located in the famous surf town of Montañita on Ecuador’s pacific coast. His successful operations resulted in being awarded Esperanto Hostel the TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence every year since 2012, in addition to be named a TripAdvisor Green Leader every year since 2015. Lonely Planet also recognized Esperanto Hostel as a recommended Green & Sustainable hospitality option in Montañita. Following the success of Esperanto Hostel, Jorge founded Take Me To Ecuador and opened a sister hostel named Casa Esperanto in the nearby village of Las Tunas.
At Take Me To Ecuador we strive to support the communities in which we operate by forming collaborative partnerships and providing opportunities to grow local businesses. We want all of our activities to positively impact both the community and the environment in which we live. For more information on how we operate locally, please visit our Social Responsibility page.
Each travel package has been carefully designed by our team and each trip has been tested by experienced travelers, adventurers and surfers alike. All packages offer an eclectic mix of activities but each one has a distinct focus. Choose the trip that best suits your desired experience in Ecuador or contact us to customize an adventure package that will be as unique as you are.
All of our adventures packages have set dates. Simply choose when you’d like to travel and make your reservation online or by phone. Once your reservation is booked, you will receive a comprehensive information packet with trip details and tips on how best to prepare for your Ecuadorian adventure.
One you arrive in Ecuador you will be ready to dive with hammerhead sharks, explore remote Andean villages, ride some epic waves, and sip fresh coconut water under a palm tree. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience and a chance to give back to the community, please consider joining one of our volunteer programs.
When you experience another culture from a local’s point of view, the exchange of ideas and perspectives undoubtedly benefits everyone involved. Once you return home from your Take Me To Ecuador trip , you’ll not only feel the magical sparks lit inside of you, but you’ll know that you also lit sparks in the lives of those whom you met during your time abroad. We know you’ll be excited for a return visit to Ecuador!