Things to Do in Ecuador

Astonishing wildlife, smouldering volcanoes, picturesque colonial towns and colourful markets are just the start of fantastic things to do in Ecuador. It is the second smallest republic in South America and yet offers many places to visit.

Things to do

Ecuador highlights include everything an adventurous visitor could wish for, from fascinating towns to explore in Southern Ecuador and the Central Highlands, to dramatic scenery and biodiversity in the Amazon Basin and Galapagos Islands. Our Ecuador tours have been designed to maximise things to do in Ecuador based around your interests. From active trekking and diving itineraries through to more sedate fine dining and cruising tours you will be sure to experience the Ecuador wildlife firsthand. If you’re not sure what to do in Ecuador then get in touch. A member of our Ecuador team will talk you through some of the best things to do in Ecuador and the best time to visit for different things to do.

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Horse riding at Hacienda Zuleta

Horse riding at Hacienda Zuleta

Otavalo, Ecuador

Notorious for its wonderful scenery and beautiful horses, Ecuador's highlands are a joy to explore by horseback. Embark on an equestrian adventure through Otavalo's beautiful countryside, surrounded by mountains, lakes and waterfalls for dramatic views.

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Las Tintoreras Snorkelling Tour

Las Tintoreras Snorkelling Tour

Galapagos, Ecuador

Snorkel and swim through the wonderfully clear waters of Las Tintoreras, a chain of small islets off Puerto Villamil and meet the incredible marine life including Galapagos penguins, iguanas, blue-footed boobies, friendly sea lions and green sea turtles.

Mashpi Life Centre

Mashpi Life Centre

Mindo Cloudforest, Nr Quito

A centre for learning and research, the Life Centre at Mashpi is a great place from which to observe wildlife and learn more about the surrounding cloudforest which is brimming with birdlife and rare species of flora.

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Mountain biking at Hacienda Zuleta

Mountain biking at Hacienda Zuleta

Otavalo, Ecuador

Descend the rugged hills of Otavalo's countryside by mountain bike for an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon. Staff at Hacienda Zuleta can drop you at one of the surrounding hilltops so you are free to follow one of the many exhilarating trails.

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Night walks at Mashpi

Night walks at Mashpi

Mindo Cloudforest, Nr Quito

Embark on walks within the cloudforest at night as it undergoes a transformation and the nocturnal creatures come out of hiding. Observe tree frogs, owls, toads and a variety of mammals with assistance from your naturalist guide and a flashlight.

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Scenic Walking Tour of Quito

Scenic Walking Tour of Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Marvel at the art and architecture of Quito as you explore on foot, accompanied by a private guide. Discover Quito's colonial quarter which has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and contains innumerable treasures of design and history.

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Sky bike at Mashpi Lodge

Sky bike at Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Cloudforest, Nr Quito

A unique way to explore the cloudforest canopy, pedal a sky bike along a cable stretched at treetop level through the forest. Imagine ziplining but travelling at your own pace, silently passing birds and primates.

The Tunnels Snorkelling Tour

The Tunnels Snorkelling Tour

Galapagos, Ecuador

Experience Isabela’s most spectacular diving site, with a snorkelling tip to The Tunnels, Los Tuneles, a natural underwater playground of lava-formed arches and tunnels, home to reef sharks, manta rays, parrotfish, sea horses and green sea turtles.

Volcan Sierra Negra Tour

Volcan Sierra Negra Tour

Galapagos, Ecuador

Adventure beckons on this tour exploring the lunar terrain of the highly active Sierra Negra Volcano, boasting the second largest caldera in the world. An atmospheric experience, the views, birdlife, fumaroles, and lava formations are not to be missed.

Wall of Tears Land Tour

Wall of Tears Land Tour

Galapagos, Ecuador

Combine history and wildlife on a scenic tour exploring Isabela’s white sandy beaches, mangroves, and salty lakes, home to giant tortoises and flamingos. Along the way, visit the Wall of Tears, built by prisoners of this former 20th century penal colony.

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