Ecuador Holidays

Tiny Ecuador sits astride the Equator squeezed between  Peru and Colombia. But despite its size, it is the perfect snapshot of everything that is Latin America, from Andean volcanic peaks through  upland steppe and the wooded valleys of the Mindo to Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest.

The coastal plain, with plantations of tropical fruits while there are a couple of quirky hotels - we like El Faro Escandinavo -  on the driftwood-strewn, wild Pacific beaches, caressed by warm seas

The Andean capital, Quito, and  is an excellent base from which we will send you to visit market towns such as Otavalo and craft villages. We can take you to the countryside from one of a number of traditional colonial haciendas, by road or by horse-riding in Ecuador's uplands. The energetic among you may even opt to climb Cotapaxi volcano, or cycle down it!

One of our favourite trips takes you down a column of snow-drenched mountains - the Avenue of the Volcanoes - which marches south to colonial Cuenca, to the east lies tropical rainforest, impenetrable except by air and canoe – within a couple of hours you can be enjoying jungle life from a comfortable Amazon lodge.

We offer small escorted group tours and tailor-made holidays

Our most popular holidays to Ecuador
Classic Journeys - Superior small group tours

Ecuador, Peru & The Galapagos Islands -  Galapagos Hawk Journey: Peru and the Galápagos Islands >

14 nights from £4,818 including flights from the UK
Visit Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca in Peru before flying to the Galápagos to swim with sea lions and tour the islands with expert guides, on this 2 week escorted tour of Peru and the Galápagos.

Incas and wildlife

Tailor Made

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru & The Galapagos Islands -  South American loop >

33 days from £6,967
This is a dazzling, whistle-stop, "best of South America" holiday including most of South America’s main highlights, including the Galápagos Islands, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Atacama desert and Patagonia. This trip of a Lifetime will show you how easy it is to travel between the highlights, but you may well decide to miss out some places, linger longer in others or continue to Brazil, with visits to the Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon.

The ultimate Grand Tour of South America

Tailor Made

Ecuador -  Remote Ecuador >

11 days from £2,258
On this exciting holiday, we take you off the beaten track to remote Ecuador, a tiny country, easy to get around, but with many unspoilt and relatively undiscovered corners where you can savour a taste of the authentic Latin America. In an exciting excursion-packed trip, visit Las Cajas and Machalilla wilderness national parks, traditional villages such as Vilcabamba, and warm Pacific beaches including Los Frailes, with plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.

Off the beaten track mountain and beach holiday

Tailor Made

Ecuador -  Essential Ecuador >

13 days from £1,421
We’ve brought down our prices to offer you an even more affordable 2 week holiday in this tiny, colourful Andean republic. There are a few days in the traditional volcano-dotted highlands, including the colonial city of Cuenca, and a few more on the lushly forested tropical beaches fringing the Pacific Ocean. We’ve left you free to explore these accessible highlights of this small country on your own, but we organise your transfers between towns privately in a car with driver.

An economical taste of traditional Latin America, exotic and accessible

value holiday
Tailor Made

Ecuador -  Nature and Wildlife: Jungle and the Galápagos >

14 days from £3,021
Ecuador isn't just the Andean peaks - it's an excellent choice for nature lovers and there are many areas of unspoilt tropical scenery and wildlife reserves just a short drive or flight from Quito. This unique holiday takes you to flower and bird-filled cloud forest, rich Amazonian jungle and on a short 5 day cruise in the Galápagos Islands

Galapagos Island cruise and Amazon jungle stay

wildlife holiday
Tailor Made
The ultimate Grand Tour of South America
Tailor Made
All the highlights of mainland Ecuador: a comprehensive holiday
Tailor Made
Off the beaten track mountain and beach holiday
In an article originally published in The Guardian, Aaron Millar discovers the cloud-forests of Mindo, Ecuador, with their lush...

Travel Consultant Alex Walker ventures to Ecuador's Avenue of the Volcanoes.

A city guide by Product Manager Isabelle Mazille, who has been lucky enough to pay dozens of visits to the city - one of South...

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