Ecuador & Galapagos travel

Ecuador is a relatively small but incredibly versatile country, where you go from one highlight to the other. It is one of the best countries from where to visit the Amazon, with an incredibly high concentration of wildlife. Additionally, Ecuador has imposing volcanoes, crater lakes, native markets, the Andes, beautiful beaches and the Galapagos Islands, perfect for tailor-made travel!  The volcanic belt leads you from the north to the south and forms a natural partition between the Amazon and the cloud forest. The cloud forest has an immense diversity of bird species and has put Ecuador on the map as one of the world’s best places to spot birds.

During a trip to Ecuador, you can marvel at colonial cities like Quito, the most well-preserved colonial city of South America. Or visit ‘mitad del mundo’, where you can literally walk on the equator and will be surprised with everything that’s going on there.

You can enrich your tailor-made Ecuador travel further with the unique region of the Galapagos Islands. The archipelago that gave rise to Darwin’stheory of evolution is known for its unique and pure wildlife. You can snorkel with sea lions, manta rays and turtles; go on splendid cruises or go island hopping whilst staying in hotels. There’s no way to avoid encountering gigantic tortoises and iguanas and no other place where you can observe wildlife this closely. A once in a lifetime experience.

A few of the possibilities

Admire the Cotopaxi and Chimborazo volcanoes, with spectacular landscapes and glittering crater lakes, wild horses, llamas and vicuñas. You’ll also be stunned by the beauty of the Quilatoa crater lake. Taste the most delicious chocolate at one of the cocoa plantations or enjoy the culture in the colonial streets of Cuenca. You can cross the Andes during a splendid train ride or take in the tropical coastline of beautiful beaches with opportunities to surf or spot whales!

Practical information

  • You can travel Ecuador & the Galapagos throughout an tailor-made trip the entire year.
  • The climate varies from tropical to a high-mountain climate.
  • In Ecuador, there are various cities above 2500 metres, in putting together our trips, we pay close attention to gradual change in differences in altitude.
  • The most commonly spoken language is Spanish, you pay with the American dollar.

Some examples of trips for inspiration, can be completely customised to your wishes.


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