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. Discover 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.

Key facts

  • Population Population 14,800,000
  • Capital Capital Quito
  • Currency Currency US Dollar
  • Language Language Spanish
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5
  • Best time Best time All year round

Example Itineraries

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Amazon, Andes, and The Galápagos Islands

Ultimate Ecuador: Amazon, Andes & The Galápagos

Explore the best of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands on this exciting and cultural adventure-packed 12-night journey, where our expert guides will show you iconic landscapes and a few hidden gems along the way. Begin y...

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Ecuador & Peru: A luxury holiday from the Galapagos to the Andes

Perched on the Equator, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands boast a wealth of Andean heritage and wildlife. Follow in Charles Darwin's footsteps as you travel by boat between the Galápagos Islands, spotting the area's leg...

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Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands: A Nature-Fuelled Discovery

Secluded, stunning and steeped in wildlife and history, the Galápagos Islands take all that we love about Latin American travel and condense it into an archipelago that escapes words. With that in mind, we’ve devised ...

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Quitp City

Quito: Intrepid Cultural Discoveries

Often just a quick stop-off point for those heading on towards the Galapagos, we think it’s time Quito was appreciated in its own right. Along with art galleries, museums and stunning architecture, Quito is also the de...

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What to see & do in Ecuador & the Galapagos

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Luxury Holidays in Ecuador & Galapagos


If the Galapagos Islands were made famous by Charles Darwin – its seemingly infinite species of colourful birds we...

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.

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Private Tours in Ecuador & Galapagos


Satiate your inner explorer by joining a private tour into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, where you will be brought...

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.

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Luxury Honeymoons in Ecuador & Galapagos


Across the verdant and tropical Galapagos Islands, you’ll encounter one of the world’s most awe-inspiring luxury hon...

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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Top Locations in Ecuador & the Galapagos

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Ecuador and Galapagos, we’d go for these.
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.

Quito in Ecuador


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.

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.

Best Hotels in Ecuador & the Galapagos

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Casa Gangotena
Hacienda Zuleta
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Hotel del Parque
La Selva
Napo Wildlife Centre
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Pikaia lodge
Galápagos Sea Star

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