who we are
Take Me To Ecuador is a unique adventure company. Our dream is to share the best of Ecuador with adventure seekers and nature lovers from all over the world, especially Northern Europe.
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 organisational touches appreciated by Europeans. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, punctuality and safety… and we dance a mean salsa!
Take Me To Ecuador was founded by Ecuadorian entrepreneur and surfer Jorge Moran. After completely falling in love with Scandinavia on a visit in 2010, Jorge set up a home in Sweden, where he lives for several months of the year. Not put off by the somewhat chillier water temperatures, Jorge is a member of the Swedish Surfing Association and Surfride Foundation Sweden.
When he’s not in Ecuador or Sweden, Jorge loves nothing better than travelling all over the world, exploring and learning about new cultures. His backpacking expeditions have taken him to many countries in Europe and South East Asia. On surf trips to Indonesia, The Philippines, France, Spain, and Central & South America, Jorge has extensively researched into what makes a truly outstanding adventure holiday. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!
Since 2011, Jorge runs a successful beach hostel (Esperanto Hostel) in the Ecuadorian surf town of Montañita. Esperanto Hostel has been awarded Certificates of Excellence by Tripadvisor for the last three consecutive years. Lonely Planet also chose Esperanto as the Green & Sustainable option in Montañita and a 2015 Green Leader TripAdvisor Award. Following the success of Esperanto Hostel, Jorge founded Take Me To Ecuador and opened a sister hostel, Casa Esperanto, in the nearby village of Las Tunas.
At Take Me To Ecuador, we do our best to share opportunities and benefits with the communities we work in. We do this by collaborating with local people wherever possible. We want all our activities to have a positive effect on the community and environment. For more information, see our Social Responsibility page.
How Does It Work?
Choose a Trip
Carefully designed by us, our trips have been tested by experienced travellers, adventurers and surfers. All packages include an eclectic mix of activities, but each has a different focus. Choose the trip that suits you best, or call us to customize your own.
All our packages have set dates. Choose when you’d like to go and make your reservation online or by phone. After your place is booked, we’ll send you plenty of intel so you can prepare for adventure.
Immerse Yourself in Ecuador!
At this point you will be diving with hammerhead sharks, exploring a remote Andean village, riding the best waves of your life, or sipping coconut water under a palm tree. If you’re looking for even more fun, and a chance to give back, consider joining one of our volunteer programs.
See the Difference
When you experience another culture from a local’s point of view, the exchange of ideas and perspectives can benefit everyone involved. Once you’re back home, you’ll realize that the sparks of magic from your Take Me To Ecuador trip are still alight inside you – and that you helped to light these sparks in others. We bet you won’t be able to wait for your return visit to Ecuador!