Ecuador Trips & Tours
From Quito to the Amazon and the incredible Galapagos Islands. Visit Ecuador on a private tour package.
Small in stature. But immense in diverse natural beauty and cultural fascination. Check out its charming capital, Quito. UNESCO-listed and with a beautiful colonial centre. Attention deservedly goes to the green Galapagos Islands and the astonishing Amazon. Covering a large portion of Ecuador’s land mass, the Ecuadorian Amazon contains some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet with a staggering variety of wildlife. Packed full of thousands of indigenous tribes that call it home, and the rich birdlife of the cloud forests.
Our Ecuador tours take you to the heart of this incredible and diverse country. Book your package today!
Combine a guided tour of Ecuador's mainland with the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands. We offer a choice of two Handpicked small group tours - Ecuador Highlands & Galapagos Islands, which includes a 7-night cruise aboard MC Galapagos Seaman Journey and Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopping includes a 6-night 3-4 star hotels on the islands. Alternatively our 16-day Wilds of Ecuador includes a private tour of Ecuador's mainland, including the Amazon Rainforest, and a 4-night Eastern Islands Galapagos Cruise aboard the La Pinta yacht. Accommodation, transport and guided touring are all included in these packages, as well as plenty of meals and airport transfers, providing the ultimate Ecuador adventure!
Looking for a Galapagos adventure? The unique Galapagos archipelago is the main destination for many travellers to Ecuador, who come to see the endemic flora and fauna, not to mention the dramatic volcanic scenery. Our selection of island-hopping cruises and land-based Galapagos tours mostly start in Quito, and on the cruise packages you will benefit from the services of a large crew and expert naturalist guides. You can find more information over on our Galapagos Islands page.
Ecuador Travel FAQs
Will I visit Ecuador's capital, Quito, on your trips?
Why are the Galapagos Islands so special?
Charles Darwin developed his ground-breaking theory of evolution in the Galapagos Islands by studying finches. And this wildlife is heavily protected - 97% of the Galapagos Islands, plus a large portion of the surrounding ocean forms part of the Galapagos National Park. The 25,000 human inhabitants live on the other 3% and eco-tourism is the foundation of the economy.
When is the best time of year to visit Ecuador?
Will I be escorted by a guide on my Ecuador tour?
On all included excursions during our Galapagos Islands tours, you will enjoy the services of an expert naturalist guide who will be able to tell you all about the ecology and geography of the archipelago.
What sort of accommodation do you use on your Ecuador tours?
On our island-hopping tours in the Galapagos Islands, you will spend your first night at a 3-star hotel in Quito before flying to the archipelago. You will then explore the Galapagos islands aboard our first-class catamaran. You can find details about the M/C Anahi on our tour pages, or by clicking here.
On our Galapagos Island Hopping group tour, you will stay in a mixture of 3-star hotels, guesthouses and homestays.
What is the currency in Ecuador and the Galapagos?
Are Ecuador and the Galapagos a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?
Same sex marriage is legal, and there are broad constitutional and worker protections in place for people of all sexual orientations. Hate crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community are criminalized and 26 - 50% of consulted citizens consider Ecuador a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. There are no legal punishments for same sex relations and most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to Ecuador are trouble-free.
The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.
Can I drink the tap water?
Are there rules to be aware of in the Galapagos Islands?
It is extremely important that when visiting the Galapagos Islands, you follow these rules: - Do not leave any litter on the islands. - Do not take anything, even a shell or a pebble. - Do not get too close to wildlife - stay on marked trails and do not try to feed or touch any animals. As animals here have no or few predators, they can be curious and may come to you - still make sure not to touch any creature. - Smoking is also not permitted within the Galapagos National Park. So if you are a smoker, you may want to bring alternative with you, such as nicotine patches.
Following these simple rules helps to protect the environment abnd the unique species that call the Galapagos home.
What is the current travel advice for Ecuador and the Galapagos?
You can see the latest travel advice for your Ecuador / Galapagos trip here.
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The Best of our Ecuador Trips
With pristine landscapes of great contrast, colourful indigenous tribes and market towns, unique and inspiring wildlife, and superb colonial architecture, Ecuador full of attractions. To help you get started we've compiled a list of favourite destinations from our Ecuador tours.