Sitting at the crossroads of the equator and the high Andes, Ecuador encompasses an extraordinary diversity of geography and climate. The country is compact and easy to get around, so journeys tend to be short and scenic, leaving you plenty of time to explore.
It’s an ideal destination too for lovers of active adventures, and gradually excellent services are being introduced, using reliable equipment and qualified guides. Let your spirit fly with an exhilarating downhill bike ride through cloud forest, a hike around a glacial volcanic lake and maybe a horse ride across wind-buffeted steppe with a rim of snowy volcanoes beyond.
Fly to the Galápagos Islands and hop by motor-launch between 3 of the most interesting and diverse islands, Santa Cruz, Floreana and Isabela. Hike a volcano, kayak around white-sand beaches, swim and snorkel with sea-lions. and eyeball iguanas.