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. The star attraction of Ecuador has long been the incredible Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of otherworldy landscapes home to a staggering array of endemic species, but Ecuador has so much more to offer the intrepid traveller.
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.
The charming capital of Quito with its UNESCO-listed old town starts most itineraries. Follow the Avenue of the Volcanoes to the thermal bath town of Banos and enjoy the perfectly formed volcanoes andn pristine national parks as well as a thrilling railway ride to experience!
There's plenty more on offer on our Ecuador tours. If you'd like to read more about highlights of our tours in Ecuador then click here for the top spots visited! On our tours to Ecuador you'll get to see the very best of this amazing country - discover Ecuador with On The Go Tours!