Cobblestone plazas, ornately decorated churches and neo-gothic buildings sit side by side with glass-fronted restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene in Ecuador’s enchanting capital. Quito’s distinct neighbourhoods create a beguiling city of contrasts, where the urban sprawl is hemmed in by sweeping volcanoes and some astonishing hilltops from which to enjoy the views.
Quito’s compact Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is undoubtedly the place to begin exploring. Climb rickety ladders up the spire of the impressive Basilica del Voto Nacional, marvel at the intricate gold detailing in the San Francisco monastery and settle down to dinner in one of the pleasant, colonial plazas. A striking statue of the Virgin Mary watches over the city from neighbouring hill El Panecillo, colourful market stalls spill out onto the cobbled streets and smiling stall holders welcome you in whilst lively bars draw a mixed crowd of locals and travellers, creating an infectious buzz and a city that welcomes you back with open arms after ventures to the Amazon and Galapagos Islands beyond.
Casa Gangotena boutique hotel is a beautifully restored colonial mansion in the heart of historical Quito with a prime position at the corner of Plaza San Francisco, a cobbled square rich with history, stretching back to the days of the Inca.
With its striking contemporary design and incredible ‘heart of the forest’ feel, Mashpi Lodge is a sophisticated and relaxing hideaway in the clouds, perfectly situated for exploring the incredible biodiversity of the Chocoan cloudforest.
Illa Experience Hotel
Illa Experience Hotel is a luxurious boutique property in the creative San Marcos neighbourhood of Quito, Ecuador's lively capital. Boasting just 10 rooms and suites, it offers a charming retreat for couples wishing to explore the city's key sights.
La Casona de la Ronda
La Casona de la Ronda has a superb location on the winding cobblestone streets of La Ronda in the heart of Quito's Old Town. This boutique hotel provides a comfortable base from which to explore Ecuador’s capital and to enjoy the historical attractions.
In the heart of Quito’s historic Old Town, just a stone’s throw from the city's main attractions, lies the simple but charming Patio Andaluz. This cosy hotel offers an authentic taste of colonial Quito with its classic courtyards and original artwork.
Holiday Inn Quito Airport
Holiday Inn Quito Airport is conveniently located just a five-minute drive from Quito International Airport, complete with all the amenities you could need to refresh pre or post-flight.
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel
Convenient and comfortable, the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel is ideally located just 5 minutes from the Quito Airport and serves as the perfect location for a quick and easy stopover.
Wild Costa Rica and Ecuador
Experience amazing wildlife encounters with creatures in their natural habitat, along with expert guides and premium accommodation on this wonderful trip taking in the biodiversity, bird, marine and wildlife of both Costa Rica and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. With adventure activities, sightseeing opportunities, and a chance to get close to an...
GBP £14,300 pp
Otavalo, Amazon, Quito, Avenue of Volcanoes, Cuenca, Guayaquil
One of the most diverse nations on the planet, tiny Ecuador not only straddles the equator but includes the mighty Andes, steamy Amazon and nine national parks. This Ecuadorian odyssey offers an amazing variety of landscapes and experiences. Enjoy the colonial charms of Quito and Cuenca, explore the rainforest, bird, and wildlife of the Amazon,...
GBP £7,600 pp
Epic Galapagos & Ecuador
Taking in Ecuador’s stunning capital city, mist-shrouded cloud forest, magical Galapagos Islands, and glorious landscapes of the Otavalo countryside, this is a trip of exciting contrasts. From colonial plazas, rainforest hikes, snorkelling with sea turtles and cantering along magnificent mountain trails, a lifetime of memories awaits.
GBP £12,000 pp
Family Fun in Galapagos & Ecuador
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos, Guayaquil
Family fun is guaranteed with wildlife encounters and adventure activities galore on this fabulous trip that takes in both the culture and countryside of Ecuador, the country’s atmospheric cloud forest and a cruise around the magical bird, marine and wildlife kingdom of the Galapagos Islands. From chocolate tasting to night treks through the cloud...
GBP £11,300 pp
Galapagos & Ecuador Highlights
Otavalo, Amazon, Quito, Galapagos, Guayaquil
This magnificent trip offers boundless adventure, magnificent wildlife encounters, immense geographical diversity, and a series of unforgettable experiences. Explore the cultural highlights of UNESCO-listed Quito. Trek the trails and paddle a canoe in the steamy Amazon rainforest. Swim with sea turtles, sea lions and sharks and hang out with giant...
GBP £10,800 pp
Galapagos & Ecuador with Kids
Quito, Galapagos and Otavalo
For a truly memorable family holiday, this trip taking in both Ecuador’s urban and rural charms, along with the magical wildlife wonderland of the Galapagos Islands, is a fabulous, shared experience for all ages, tastes, and interests. Stand in the Middle of the World, swim with sea lions and turtles, trek volcanic landscapes and enjoy exploring...
GBP £7,800 pp
Galapagos Island Hopping
Quito, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz, Otavalo.
Sign up for some of the world’s most spectacular sights and experiences. Discover Ecuador’s colonial history, captivating culture, and UNESCO-listed landmarks, before island hopping in the enchanted Galapagos Islands. Explore other-worldly volcanic landscapes. Meet giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and marine iguanas. Swim alongside reef...
GBP £10,700 pp
Ultimate Colombia & Galapagos
Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Quito & Galapagos
This fabulous itinerary takes in the best of Colombia and the enchanting Galapagos Islands. Explore Colombia’s handsome cities, each with their own distinct flavour and take in the UNESCO-listed colonial charms of both Cartagena and the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. Then meet the incredible bird, marine and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands with a...
GBP £12,800 pp
Ultimate Galapagos & Ecuador
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos, Guayaquil
The quest for adventure does not mean a compromise in luxury on this superb tour offering the best of both Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. From discovering the UNESCO-listed colonial glory of Quito, to trekking through Ecuador’s atmospheric cloud forest and cruising the enchanted Galapagos Islands, this trip promises an abundance of...
GBP £15,200 pp
Ultimate Peru & Galapagos
Offering the best of Peru and the Galapagos Islands, this comprehensive itinerary combines Peru’s magnificent Sacred Valley and breath-taking Machu Picchu with a Galapagos Islands cruise. This exclusive trip embraces the history, culture, and wildlife of both countries, enriching the experience with stays at upscale Belmond hotels, a journey to the...
GBP £13,400 pp