Despite being the second smallest country in South America, Ecuador is packed full of contrasts and its range of offerings for the intrepid traveller is nothing short of astounding. All roads lead from the UNESCO-listed Quito, a vibrant and charming capital with a beautiful colonial centre. From here, visit the tropical diversity of the Amazon River basin in dug-out canoes and learn about the unique plants, creatures and people of the region. Shopaholics will find plenty to fill their bags in Otavlo, a colourful Indian market and the largest handicraft market in South America. Or pick up an original Panama hat in the stunning colonial city of Cuenca. And after a stint in the jungle or a busy day of shopping, travellers will find a welcome respite in the spa town of Baños, a town blessed with thermal hot springs, spectacular scenery and an idyllic atmosphere. Our optional extras mean that the adventurous can experience even more of this unique country with visits to Inca ruins and volcanic craters.
Discover these highlights and more on one of our Ecuador group tours. For those who want to see more of what South America has to offer, our Quito to La Paz tour that takes in Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru is the one for you!