OUR MISSION Heart of the Andes is one of the few agencies that specialize in high-quality mountaineering tours in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. These tours are uniquely geared to meet the needs of our clients. We are one of the few climbing companies that offers complete rock, snow, and ice training courses taught by professional guides certified by ASEGUIM. Our guarantee of quality is backed up by professional and technical know-how.
We offer diverse, exciting itineraries according to the desires and experience of our clients. The quality of our tours is reflected in our attention to detail: great meals, 4X4 transportation in perfect condition, and quality hotels, hostels, refuges, and camps that are adapted to the requests and desires of our clients.
Perhaps most importantly, our organization also exists to assist orphans in Ecuador and Bolivia. A percentage of our proceeds are donated to the Henry Smith Foundation and the San Vicente de Paul Orphanage in Quito and to the Children’s Homes Carlos Villegas and Virgin of Fatima in La Paz, Bolivia.
OUR VISION At Heart of the Andes, not only do we strive to be the premier mountaineering agency in Ecuador and Bolivia, but we also strive to serve as a bridge between mountaineering and humanitarian aide to these countries. In this quest, we seek to impact the “hearts” of the climbers and the “hearts” of the children as we share the “heart” of the Andes mountains. Our ultimate dream and vision is to expand this service to climbers and the needy to all the nations throughout the Andean range.