"Ecuador is like South America in miniature, a nation defined by both the Andes and the Amazon, with a beguiling blend of colonial charm, vibrant indigenous culture and some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Ecuador

Ecuador is like South America in miniature, a nation defined by both the Andes and the Amazon, with a beguiling blend of colonial charm, vibrant indigenous culture and some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet. Named after the Equator on which it sits, it’s a country with a surprisingly diverse landscape, from the jungles and cloud forests of the interior to the snow-capped peaks of the sierra. Cities like Quito and Cuenca typify what makes Ecuador special, fusing beautiful Spanish colonial architecture with bustling Andean markets, while the jungles of the Oriente are home to indigenous communities that still practise shamanism.

Ecuador’s crown jewels are the incomparable Galapagos Islands, the volcanic archipelago that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The islands are home to an amazing array of unique endemic species, from the gaudy blue-footed booby to the dinosaur-like marine iguana, the world’s only seafaring lizard. Access to this fragile habitat is carefully controlled so the animals have no fear of humans, allowing you to observe them at close quarters, almost as if you were in your own David Attenborough documentary.

 

Touring Highlights of Ecuador

  • Explore the attractive colonial centre and indigenous markets of Quito, Ecuador’s fascinating capital situated high up in the Andes.
  • Otavalo is renowned for its colourful market, which dates back to before the time of the Incas. The sight of so many people in traditional costume makes this a popular tourist attraction, but it remains an authentic Andean cultural crossroads.
  • Ecuador’s misty cloud forest is a more accessible alternative to the Amazon, rich in wildlife and crisscrossed by walking trails, with some fabulous eco-lodges where you can base yourself for a few nights.
  • The wildlife of the Galapagos is remarkable not just for its diversity, but for the incredible lack of fear that the animals display towards humans.
  • The geology of the Galapagos is equally fascinating, with landscapes that vary dramatically from island to island: you’ll see everything from barren lava fields and vast underwater craters to lush vegetation and white sand beaches.

 

Tour Types in Ecuador


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12 Nights

Peru and Galapagos Explorer

Explore Quito, you’ll head to the Galapagos Islands where you’ll snorkel.

Starts:Cusco, Peru
Ends:Quito, Ecuador
Group Size:3- 14
Difficulty:Activity Level 4
Operator:Active Adventures

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13 Nights

Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps

Unique trekking amid the volcanic Galapagos archipelago and enjoy in this tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £92pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Guayaquil Airport
Group Size:6- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Machu Picchu & Galapagos

Discover Peru's 'Lost City of the Incas' and Ecuador's 'Enchanted Isles'

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £118pp
Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Guayaquil Airport
Group Size:2- 14
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Andes to Amazon

The best of mainland Ecuador: wildlife, jungles, volcanoes and the coast

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £45pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Guayaquil
Group Size:6- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Ecuador Discovery

Explore the 'Avenue of Volcanoes' and discover the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca on this fascinating trip to Ecuador.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £34pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Guayaquil
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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9 Nights

Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itinerary B)

Sail around the Galapagos Islands by motor yacht and enjoy in this tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £104pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Guayaquil
Group Size:2- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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9 Nights

Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itinerary A)

Sail around the Galapagos Islands on the Archipel I catamaran

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £104pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Guayaquil
Group Size:2- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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8 Nights

Galapagos - Footsteps Back in Time

Spectacular landscapes and distinct endemic wildlife that so intrigued Darwin.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £132pp
Starts:Guayaquil
Ends:Guayaquil
Group Size:26- 32
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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6 Nights

Ecuador Volcano and Jungle Adventure

Discover why Ecuador is the adventure capital of South America.

Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:3- 14
Difficulty: Activity Level 4
Operator:Active Adventures

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6 Nights

Upgraded Land Galapagos

Experience for animal lovers awaits in the Galápagos Islands, where an in speedboats, upgraded land.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £38pp
Starts:San Cristóbal Island
Ends:Santa Cruz Island
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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9 Nights

Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito

Discover Encounter marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies; Snorkel among volcanic formations; Dip into the papallacta hot springs.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £46pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Papallacta
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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7 Nights

Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities

Encounter incredible wildlife, snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays, kayak at Tortuga Bay.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £30pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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34 Nights

Quito to La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures

Experience traditional life in a local community in the amazon; Witness colonial cities and volcanoes; Sandboard the dunes of huacachina.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £54pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:La Paz
Group Size:14- 18
Difficulty:4 - Demanding
Operator:G Adventures

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20 Nights

Cartagena to Bogota: Colonial Cities & Trekking

This “Lost City” trek is considered the most beautiful in all of South America which will be enjoyed on this tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:Cartagena
Ends:Bogotá
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:4 - Demanding
Operator:G Adventures

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9 Nights

Galápagos – Central and East Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager

Embark on this eight-day sailing tour onboard the Reina Silvia Voyager, our custom-built catamaran, which offers comfortable accommodations always close by.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £98pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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8 Nights

Galápagos Island Hopping with Quito

Discover the best tours in Ecuador including Galapagos Islands Cruise: and Catamaran Sail on 'Nemo.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £36pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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9 Nights

Galápagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Yolita

Enjoy between the central, southern and eastern islands, expect days full of activities you really can’t experience anywhere else.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £72pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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9 Nights

Classic Galapagos: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Experience the tranquil shores and unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands as you drift across the Pacific Ocean on this 10-day sailing adventure

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £104pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:1- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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9 Nights

Galápagos — East, Central, & West Islands aboard the Eden

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas and visit an endemic Giant Cactus Forest.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £62pp
Starts:Quito
Ends:Quito
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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7 Nights

Galápagos – West and Central Islands aboard the Reina Silvia Voyager (Cruise Only)

Discover these islands for yourself aboard our luxury catamaran, the Reina Silvia Voyager, equipped with amenities for a comfortable.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £86pp
Starts:Baltra Island
Ends:Baltra Island
Group Size:1- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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