Tom Pyman

Ecuador & the Galapagos Travel Expert

Why should you travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos with us?

Discover a world of intrigue in Ecuador’s colonial cities and an empire of rich biodiversity on the isolated volcanic islands afar.

From ancient Inca settlements to iconic landscapes, you’ll become a true explorer as you delve into the hidden gems that these destinations have to offer. Let us take you on an adventure where you’ll explore Ecuador’s pre-Inca ruins, try your hand at creating authentic local dishes at Zazu restaurant in Quito and observe some of the world’s most exotic species in the Galapagos Islands. On this trip of a lifetime, we’ll show you a new angle that even Darwin would’ve loved to have seen.

Tom Pyman

Ecuador & the Galapagos Travel Expert

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Highlights

Ecuador may be small compared to other South American countries, but it’s got a lot packed into its borders. The gateway to the wildlife haven of the Galapagos and home to verdant green jungle and paradisaical stretches of beach along the pacific coast, this is a place you’ll tell all your friends about and one you’ll never forget…

Luxury Holidays in Ecuador & Galapagos

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If the Galapagos Islands were made famous by Charles Darwin – its seemingly infinite species of colourful birds were proof enough of evolution – then Ecuador is also defined by the diversity of its landscapes. From high Andean peaks, to Amazonian jungle, and the colonial grandeur of Quito, a luxury holiday in Ecuador is a feast for the mind and the senses.

Private Tours in Ecuador & Galapagos

A TOUR INTO THE AMAZON

Satiate your inner explorer by joining a private tour into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, where you will be brought by plane from the Shell Mera airfield and out, over the lush forest canopy below – marking the gateway for your intrepid trek to plunging, ancient waterfalls and wildlife-rich pathways.

Luxury Honeymoons in Ecuador & Galapagos

A GALAPAGOS HONEYMOON

Across the verdant and tropical Galapagos Islands, you’ll encounter one of the world’s most awe-inspiring luxury honeymoon destinations. This archipelago – from lunar beaches, black mangroves, and the slow ruminating of gigantic Galapagos tortoises – will enthrall and delight you with a romance in a place where nature reigns.

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Galapagos wildlife

The Galapagos Islands

Observe the unique and diverse wildlife that inspired Darwin.

When naturalist, Charles Darwin, first set foot on this magical archipelago, he was so inspired by the exotic wildlife that it led him to create his theory of evolution. Fast forward to the 21st century and the world is also appreciating the wonder of the Galapagos Islands. Let our expert guide – Juan Carlos – show you the lunar beaches, black mangroves and calming slowness of the gigantic Galapagos tortoises. In the evening stay at the charming Pikaia Lodge and in the morning go to Bartholomew Island to have a perfect viewpoint of the island’s landscapes and snorkel with the island’s penguins and sea lions.

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Quito in Ecuador

Quito

Discover Ecuador’s capital, high in the Andean foothills.

Bordered by volcanoes, Quito’s architectural heritage dates to an era of Spanish colonialism and thanks to being one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been perfectly preserved. Uncover grand churches and beautiful plazas with your guide Tania, before a ride on one of the highest aerial lifts in the world: TelefériQo. Running from the city edge and up along the east side of Pichincha Volcano, you can imagine just how breathtaking the views over Cotopaxi are.

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Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador

Cotopaxi National Park

Explore the untouched landscapes that caught our attention.

With a rare glacier and snow-capped mountains, visiting the Cotopaxi and Antisana volcanoes at the Cotopaxi National Park is a beautiful experience. Just outside of Ecuador’s capital, this destination features fantastic walking trails where you’ll be able to meander through local flora and fauna. Learn about the major eruptions of Cotopaxi Volcano as our expert guide takes you on a horse ride through the National Nark, uncovering its hidden gems along the way.

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Highlights

Ecuador may be small compared to other South American countries, but it’s got a lot packed into its borders. The gateway to the wildlife haven of the Galapagos and home to verdant green jungle and paradisaical stretches of beach along the pacific coast, this is a place you’ll tell all your friends about and one you’ll never forget…

Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos

Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos

Colonial townhouses with shaded balconies; cosy haciendas built high in the Andes mountains; and ultra-modern yachts, anchored in bright-blue bays. The best luxury hotels and accommodation of Ecuador and the Galapagos don’t scrimp on comfort or excitement, whether you’re an urbanite or a jungle trekker (or both).

Luxury Hotels in the city

IN THE CITIES

The stunning Hotel del Parque is a luxury boutique hotel located on the Daule River, which affords easy access to nearby Quito without the bustle and noise. Laidback Quayaquil is a biodiverse oasis and one of Ecuador’s most luxurious colonial-style hotels, coloured in calming yellows and gentle greys.

Luxury Hotels in Choco Cloud Forest

WHERE TO STAY IN THE CHOCO CLOUD FOREST

But three hours drive from Quito, you enter the emerald-hued world of the Choco Cloud Forest and the deliriously good Mashpi Lodge. Among the low-lying mists and floor to ceiling windows, nature itself is your stage in this truly divine luxury lodge. Paired, of course, with an unparalleled Ecuadorian fine dining experience.

Luxury Hotels in the Galapagos

HOTELS IN THE GALAPAGOS

Perhaps one of the best ways to rest up in the Galapagos is to take a private yacht, anchored among the pristine bays of this startling archipelago. The Galapagos Sea Star will be your floating home, from which you can enjoy five star luxury alongside the natural wonders that the islands have to offer.

  • Population Population 14,800,000
  • Capital Capital Quito
  • Currency Currency US Dollar
  • Language Language Spanish
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5
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