Be part of our flexible guided experiences, dare to wander!
We have developed a travel experience for independent travelers, the sweet spot between a hop-on-hop-off bus and an organized tour. Our experiences include all paid activities and give you the freedom to stay in our destinations for as long or as short as you need. We take care of organizing the logistics, so you can focus on the fun stuff.
Get off the beaten track with our experiences. Wanderbus gives you the chance to enjoy Ecuador in a way no other operator can. Truly experience all Ecuador has to offer. Get to remote places, meet indigenous people and try their regional specialties, something that you would not experience with a hop-on-hop-off bus or traditional organised tour. Learn about the limpia treatment at an indigenous ceremonial center, make hot chocolate from beans at a cacao plantation or travel deep inside Sangay National Park to visit the legendary Ozogoche Lagoons, plus much much more!
We offer you connectivity and experiences. Is it a bus? Is it a tour? It is… and it isn’t. Wanderbus has given birth to the sweet spot between a bus service and an organized tour to give you the ultimate flexible travel experience. We want you to slow down and truly enjoy the adventure. Why seek to straighten the roads of life? The faster we travel, the less there is to see. With Wanderbus we give you the time to delve deeper into culture, traditions, and immerse yourselves in everything this beautiful country has to offer with complete convenience.
We partner with communities all over Ecuador, so your time with us leaves a positive impact. We are a pending B-Corporation, meaning we are serious about our social and environmental impact. We want to share this with you, so many of the communities we work with, are included as part of our Wanderbus passes.
We believe in bringing travellers into closer contact with Ecuadorians and their ways of life, particularly in rural areas. We believe the Wanderbus can be a force for good in the country.
Back when we began, we made a conscious, deliberate decision to take travellers not only to mainland Ecuador’s ‘famous highlights’ (think Cotopaxi National Park, the Quilotoa crater, Baños, Cuenca…) but also to include remote communities on our routes. We therefore visit the highland lakes and villagers of Ozogoche Alto in Chimborazo Province, a women’s weaving cooperative near Montañita, and the Zambrano family farm in Manabí Province.
This research and development takes time and effort. We visited dozens of options several times before beginning the process of integrating them into our itineraries — which in some cases meant altering routes and timetables in order to include them in our journeys.
Organizing our groups’ visits and ensuring they will be equitable and engaging for everyone, visitor and host, is an integral part of this process. Every day we’re more convinced of the value of these investments and efforts.
We feel hugely proud of what we’ve achieved since beginning our operations in July 2018. We are just as excited about finding more and new ways in which the Wanderbus can have a positive impact across the length and breadth of Ecuador.
We recently embarked on becoming a B Corporation, joining 3,000 companies in over 60 countries that believe in balancing purpose and profit. We are convinced the certification will imbue our company and all our stakeholders with a positive vision of our work and future.
We look forward to sharing this vision, and joining forces with passengers, workers, supply chain partners, our community and wider society over the coming months and years as we strive to make our impact ever-more positive.