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Ecuador Holidays

Tucked in on the west coast of South America between Peru and Colombia, Ecuador is one of the smallest countries on the continent but has no less choice of diverse micro-climates and fascinating regions to discover. Famous of course for its off-shore island achipelago, the Galapagos, the mainland is also worthy of more in-depth exploration for an Ecuador holiday or a combined trip.

Ecuador consists of three regions: the coast, the Andes and the Amazon. The climate is tropically humid in the coastal region and the Amazon, but fresh and temperate in the highlands year-round, where, due to the proximity with the equator, there is little seasonal variation.

Quito, Ecuador’s capital, has a sensitively restored historic area, and is a great base from which to take excursions. Many nearby villages produce a wealth of crafts such as paintings, leatherware, ceramics, baskets, woodcarvings and even bread-dough carvings. Markets throughout the country - the most famous of which is at Otavalo - display the workmanship of Ecuadorian artisans.

Not far from Quito is the Equatorial Monument, which contains a museum that covers many aspects of Ecuadorian history and present day life, and you are also within easy reach of cloud forests, lakes, mountains and volcanoes. South of Quito, you can enjoy magnificent scenery along the Avenue of the Volcanoes leading towards Riobamba and the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca, where Panama hats come from. Close to this area, you can also visit Inca ruins at Ingapirca, Ecuador’s most important archaeological site.

A stay at a jungle lodge deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon is a must for wildlife and bird-watching enthusiasts. Moreover, in our opinion, Ecuador is the best country in which to visit the Amazon and gain an understanding of the indigenous communities living in the rainforest.

We offer a wide selection of tailor-made Ecuador holidays and tours, including Galapagos Island cruises and land-based trips.

Example Holiday Ideas

We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip. 020 7666 1260.

Total Itineraries: 9      
Ecuador Explorer Private Tour
EcuadorEcuador
The second smallest country in South America, Ecuador boasts one of the most diverse cultures and landscapes in the world. One moment you will be in the cooler climes of the Andes and a few hours later in the steaming Amazon Jungle or by the balmy Pacific shores.
  • Responsible Travel
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3550
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Tren Crucero - Scenic Ecuador by Train
EcuadorEcuador
Tren Crucero takes you on a journey from Quito to Guayaquil through snow capped mountains, the peaks of volcanoes, deep valleys and the magnificent colours of the coast.
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3625
per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife
EcuadorEcuador
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
On this trip you experience firsthand some of the best wildlife that Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have to offer and also explore Quito and Guayaquil.
  • Wildlife
From £4130
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador & Galapagos Cruise
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
EcuadorEcuador
A superb two-week trip that explores the colonial highlights of mainland Ecuador and takes you on a cruise around the world famous Galapagos Islands.
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £5415
per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Inca and Galapagos Islands Discovery
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
PeruPeru
EcuadorEcuador
Experience the best of Peru and the Galapagos Islands on this tour which incorporates the highlights of both fascinating countries.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £5420
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador & Galapagos Natural Wonders
EcuadorEcuador
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
An incredible two-week luxury holiday to Ecuador and the Galapgos Islands that encompasses culture, outstanding natural beauty and prime wildlife viewing.
  • Luxury
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £5650
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Luxury Quito and Galapagos Islands Cruise
EcuadorEcuador
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
Begin this superb trip in style by flying business class to Quito where you stay at Casa Gangotena the capital’s finest luxury historic mansion, also your base to explore the local UNESCO World Heritage sites, before cruising the unique Galapagos Islands on the luxurious Yacht La Pinta.
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £6350
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Galapagos & Peru in Style
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
PeruPeru
EcuadorEcuador
Start your adventure on board the M/V Evolution which offers two 7-night itineraries that cruise through different areas of the Galapagos...
  • Luxury
  • Wildlife
From £6580
per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Ultimate South America
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
EcuadorEcuador
PeruPeru
BrazilBrazil
Climb to the peak of an extinct volcano, take in spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and get up close to wildlife that you won’t find...
  • Luxury
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £9630
per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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