Quito Holidays

Ecuador's capital city Quito is stunningly located in a narrow Andean valley, 2,850 metres above sea level, its skyline dominated by views of the snow-capped Pichincha volcano. Quito was formerly just seen as a stepping stone en route to rural Ecuador or the Galapagos Islands, however, in recent years considerable restoration work has been undertaken in the historic colonial centre, which has now made exploring this part of the city town a real joy.

The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, thanks to its historic Franciscan centre, which is one of the largest and best preserved in Latin America. This colonial quarter, given a new lease of life by restoration work, is now a treasure trove of architecture which includes mansion houses, churches, monasteries and museums, and a must see on any Quito holiday or when passing through.

Quito is also a good base for trips to nearby haciendas and to Otovalo market for essential handicraft shopping. Keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will also depart from Quito to drive into the cloud forests around Papallacta, Mindo and Maquipucuna. Jungle trips into the Ecuadorian Amazon basin also start and end in the capital. Flights to the Galapagos Islands depart from Quito via Guayaquil (on the coast) several times daily. 

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Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £5135 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador     Galapagos 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.
Ecuador & Galapagos Cruise
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £5960 per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Galapagos Islands     Ecuador
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.
Ecuador Explorer Private Tour
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £3785 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador
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.
Luxury Quito & Galapagos Islands Cruise
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
  • Wildlife
From £4970 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador     Galapagos Islands
Begin this superb trip in style by flying 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.
Ecuador & Galapagos Natural Wonders
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £5070 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador     Galapagos Islands
An incredible 11-day luxury holiday to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands that encompasses culture, outstanding natural beauty and prime wildlife viewing.
Discover Ecuador Rainforest & Galapagos Wildlife
From £6430 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Ecuador     Galapagos Islands
From tree tops to the ocean floor, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are home to some fascinating creatures – some found nowhere else...
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