Ecuador

Ecuador, straddling the equator on South America's Pacific coast, is a land of impressive volcanoes, picturesque colonial towns, colourful markets and lush Amazonian rainforest. A cruise or land-based stay in the Galapagos Islands is the highlight of any visit, and offers a unique opportunity to come face to face with an astonishing array of friendly endemic wildlife.

Astonishing wildlife, smouldering volcanoes, picturesque colonial towns and colourful markets are just the start of what Ecuador has to offer. It is the second smallest republic in South America and contains everything an adventurous visitor could wish for, from fascinating towns to explore, to dramatic scenery and biodiversity in the Amazon Basin and highland cloudforest. The cultural highlands of Ecuador are a fantastic mixture of Spanish colonialism and Amerindian influences, best seen in the architecture and markets of places such as Quito, Otavalo and Cuenca. The Galapagos Islands, home to the world’s most fascinating wildlife, helped shape Darwin’s theory on evolution. Here you can come face to face with giant tortoises, catch a glimpse of a blue-footed booby or swim with playful seals and penguins. Taking a cruise is the best way to become intimately acquainted with the very different islands in the archipelago, making shore landings, snorkelling, kayaking or diving by day, and enjoying first rate amenities in the evenings.

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Peru & Galapagos in Style

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Quito, Galapagos

Experience the very best of Peru and Ecuador on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines Peru's breathtaking Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with a Galapagos cruise on board the ultra-luxurious sister ships, MV Origin or Theory. Stay in stylish properties throughout and experience the finest South American hospitality.

Best for: Cruise, Culture, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Quito & the Galapagos

Quito & Galapagos

Experience a once in a lifetime cruise around the enchanting Galapagos Islands and observe wonderful and unique wildlife and breathtaking volcanic scenery whilst staying on board the Sea Star Journey a luxurious expedition vessel which affords excellent value. Combine your trip with Quito, Ecuador's colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best for: Cruise, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon

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Active Ecuador

Quito, Cotopaxi, Galapagos & Otavalo

Ecuador may be small but it certainly packs a punch! Get under the skin of this diverse country; explore the highlands and speed down volcanoes by bike, visit indigenous markets and snorkel with weird and wonderful wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, finishing up at a charming hacienda near the colourful indigenous market town of Otavalo.

Best for: Adventure, Culture, Wildlife, Diving

Ecuador for the Family

Quito, Mindo Cloud Forest, Galapagos Islands

Ecuador is a wonderful destination for families, with an incredible array of wildlife to be found, adventure activities galore and short travelling times in between destinations. This itinerary includes time in the mysterious cloudforest and a cruise around the Galapagos Islands where you can get up close to wildlife both on land and in the water...

Best for: Couples, Wildlife, Trekking

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos

Cotopaxi, Quito, Galapagos & Otavalo

From adventures in the Avenue of the Volcanoes to wildlife encounters in the Galapagos Islands, this itinerary explores Ecuador's diverse ecosystems, celebrating its indigenous cultures and showcasing all that this tiny country has to offer. Take in Ecuador's absolute highlights, staying in luxurious accommodation throughout.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Culture, Wildlife

Call us on 938 002 990 to start planning your holiday to Ecuador

Call us on 938 002 990 to start planning your holiday to Ecuador

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