Expediciones Apullacta
Expediciones Apullacta
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8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
We feature the best hotel arrangements in all of Ecuador, as well as tourism services in the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuadorian coast, and Galapagos Islands. We offer a variety of both single and multi-day trips and visits. We provide assistance at both national and international airports (in various languages): check-in, boarding passes and luggage checks. In cases in which luggage does not arrive on time, we take charge of the logistics (with the consent of the passenger) so that their luggage gets to their hotel or to the next stop on their journey. We book and purchase national and international flights. We offer tourist transport services (buses, vans and cars). We offer 2 types of tours: Group tours, for those who travel alone and/or prefer to be part of a group while visiting their destination(s) of interest, with an established itinerary and specified days for travel. Private tours, ideal for those who desire an exclusive experience. We design the tours according to the needs and interests of each client, after a meticulous analysis of their requirements that ensures their ultimate satisfaction.
Cuenca, Ecuador
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elegancethunder
Nova Scotia, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Our tour with Apullacta to Cajas National Park was great from beginning to end. We booked a full day (8:30 to 4) and the ticket purchase ($50 US) was fast and efficient. The office dministrator explained the day's schedule and advised us how to prepare. We left with a voucher on paper providing details of park regulations and confirming pick up time. Sofia followed up a few days later and on the trip day itself to alert us of very slight differences in timing. Very impressive!
Our naturalist guide, Wilson, was expert at identifying park flora and fauna and shared so many interesting details about medicinal uses of the plants and about the biodiversity of the park itself. Many of the plants are tiny and would be impossible to spot without an experienced guide. The day was cold and rainy and he rallied our group with his enthusiasm and playfulness.
This park is awe-inspiring and magnificent. One of the truly memorable experiences of my life. Take the opportunity to see it with the capable guidance of Apullacta. The outing includes a yummy lunch of trout at a restaurant in the park. Bring your warmest clothes, raingear, water and a snack.

Apullacta is at Gran Colombia 11-02 y General Torres, Cuenca.
Written February 19, 2023
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YayaShare
Concord, CA985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Maritza spent a great deal of time helping us to plan our trip to Cuenca. We modified our dates and plans numerous times, and through it all Maritza was highly professional and worked with us to arrange our trip. We hired Expediciones Apullacta to provide a 1/2 day Intro to Cuenca, a full day trip to the surrounding art villages, and airport transportation in both directions. Pedro, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, obviously knew the people that we went to visit, and was just an all-around nice guy. He was more like a friend than a guide, and we really enjoyed being with him. Expediciones Apullacta is an excellent company that strives to provide their clients with great experiences - and that is exactly what they did for us.
Written April 23, 2024
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Doug J
Saint Paul, MN32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I took three tours with guides from Expediciones Apullacta - a Cuenca city walking tour, a day trip with hiking to Cajas National Park, and a day trip to the Incan ruins of Ingapirca. Each tour was as described and my guides, Sebastian, Milton, and Adrian were each exceptional - very knowledgeable, personable, and with excellent English. Communication with the company via email was timely and informative. Highly recommend if you are in Cuenca.
Written February 7, 2022
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Dweber2014
West Bend, WI22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Our Galapagos Island tour was fabulous! We travel quite a bit independently but this time we were out of depth so we wanted experts on the Galapagos to guide us. Expediciones Apullacta, based in Cuenca, Ecuador, fit the bill remarkably They are a travel agency that understands and can work with English speakers as well as Spanish speakers which is very important in South America. We live in the US but we had no difficulty working with EA to plan an exciting and fascinating trip. Everything was well executed: the airline, the hotel (Highly recommend Hotel Ikala) the tours, (You must see the blue footed boobies and tortoises!) the guides, the food, (try the scorpion fish at La Mer) the hospitality. It would have been nice to be there for at least 4 nights/five days (which EA recommended) but we did a 3 night/4 day tour because of time constraints. We enjoyed our land based hotel and the ability to walk around at night very much. You will feel very safe in Santa Cruz. It's not as rustic as I thought but still very unique (there are the requisite t-shirt shops though) but it's charming and colorful and full of nice people. Go there!
Written December 5, 2022
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LinS
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I would highly recommend Sofia of Expediciones Apullacta for the international air ticket arrangements she made for me this past week!

Sofia was thorough, patient, and always gave me the best options before proceeding. She speaks and writes Spanish and English fluently.

One of my trips was to Europe with several stops and the other to South Korea and Japan. Although I met her at her office initially, we were able to work remotely as well. She sent a secure link for payment, and it worked smoothly.

Sofia saved me a lot of time and effort, and for her professionalism and care,
I would use this organization again in a Cuenca second!

Many thanks, Sofia and Expediciones Apullacta!
Written March 4, 2023
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Gustav C
Quito, Ecuador13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Wonderful experience with Juan. The best tour guide who was par of our Cuenca adventure. We had great time with him in Ingapirca and also a charming walking tour through the city of Cuenca. What I liked the most is how organized is this company. They work very hard to arrange the trip in advance, and also following our experience after it ended. Very recommended tours to discover Cuenca!
Written July 29, 2022
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Blair
Bremerton, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Business
We really enjoyed our day trip to the Incan ruins. The staff were helpful in getting it set up, the guide was great, and the price a good value. It was helpful they all spoke english. We will book day trips through them again.
Written February 15, 2023
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Lisa M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We did two excursions, one to Cajas National Park and the other one to ingapirca. Both were good, we had a really nice guide - Milton who knew a lot and explained everything very well. In cajas he also adjusted the trekking to our wishes and always made sure that we were fine with the altitude etc.
Written October 6, 2022
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TexasUFO
San Marcos, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
We had a very positive experience with Expedeciones Apullacta in arranging the entire land portion of 10-day Ecuador vacation for my husband, self, and grown daughter. After finding the company through tripadvisor.com, we contacted them through their website email and gave them our possible travel dates and a general idea of where we were interested in going. Maria responded quickly (and in English!) with an excellent proposal for seeing Quito, the Mindo cloud forest area, a bit of the Amazon basin, Cuenca, Baños, and the central highlands. We had several more emails back and forth as we had some special wishes including a particular bird-watching guide we wanted to hire for Mindo and a particular hotel at which we wanted to stay (Tierra Madre in Vilcabamba). Maria contacted the necessary people and revised the itinerary that included nice hotels and eco-lodges, all transfers, a domestic flight, tours, and excursions, and she was able to revise it again when Avianca airlines delayed our return flight to Houston forcing us to add an extra day. All financial transactions were smoothly handled. It was so wonderful to be picked up at the airport and hotels by our English-speaking guides who drove us from place to place and gave us tours. We had two helpful guides, Luís and Diego, who were always on time and eager to accommodate us for anything we wanted to see or do. There is no way we could have covered so much in such a short amount of time without these drivers knowing the terrain and the people. Many thanks to Expedeciones Apullacta for putting together a custom itinerary flawlessly executed. I highly recommend this company for English speakers choosing to travel to Ecuador.
Written August 8, 2014
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Dear Texasufo Thank you very much for choosing Expediciones Apullacta for your Tours in Ecuador. It was our pleasure to have such a wonderful client with us. Our goal is to exceed our customer's expectations, hopefully we surpassed yours. Next time, when you come back to Ecuador, please let us know to have more tour options ready for you and to fulfill any additional require that you may have. Kind regards from all of us.
Written April 14, 2016
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DondeEstaSusan
Whitehorse, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our guide Adrian picked us up at our hotel and began our tour to the park. We stopped for a 1-1/2 hour walk in two very different ecological environments.

The guide was very knowledgeable and we really learned a lot about the park, birds, flora and the area in general.

Lunch was amazing and included taste of local food and drink.

The day was well worth the money and way better than us trying to do it on our own.

Our ‘group’ tour ended up being only my husband and I.
Written April 27, 2018
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