Ecuador is quite simply one of the most diverse countries on the planet, featuring an astonishing array of wildlife, landscapes and indigenous cultures in an area only slightly larger than the UK. From the Amazon Jungle to Galapagos Islands, via the mighty Andes mountains, this is a country for every nature enthusiast.
17 days from £4300 pp
Breath-in the Andes mountain scenery on lodge-to-lodge trekking days. Experience horse-riding or mountain biking under the gaze of volcanoes. River tubing and nature trails in the Cloud Forest. And head to the Galapagos for even more outdoor activities amongst the iconic wildlife of the archipelago.
8 days from £2400 pp
Explore the Galapagos away from the cruise ships, by staying on two very different islands; Santa Cruz (lush, green, busy) and Isabela (rocky, volcanic, quieter). Kayak with Sea Turtles, snorkel in crystal clear waters, hike to volcanic craters, sleep under the stars on a Giant Tortoise Reserve, relax on a paradise beach, and of course come face-to-face with all of the Galapagos' iconic creatures.
23 days from £6400 pp
Go deep on this journey through a remarkably diverse little country. Explore indigenous markets, steamy cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes, the Amazon basin, Inca ruins, colonial cities, working farms, and the Galapagos Islands. Designed at a leisurely pace to immerse yourself in the true spirit of Ecuador.
14 days from £9550 pp
Explore Ecuador in supreme comfort. Stay at a historic hacienda amongst Otavalo's lakes and volcanoes, enjoy the cloud forest from iconic Mashpi Lodge, and explore colonial Quito with a cacao-infused twist. Complete your journey with a choice of deluxe boutique cruise or safari-style camp in the Galapagos Islands.
23 Days from £4950 pp
Explore two of Latin America's most spectacular countries in-depth, combining the unmissable highlights of Machu Picchu, the Amazon and Galapagos, with less visited but equally rewarding experiences in the Sacred Valley, Cloud Forest, and Ecuadorian Andes.
Base yourself near Otavalo town or Cotopaxi National Park - or both - for unforgettable treks past sparkling lakes and snow-capped peaks.
One of the worlds ultimate wildlife experiences. Meet Giant Tortoises, Blue Footed Boobies, Marine Iguanas, and everything inbetween.
Immerse yourself in the unspoilt Ecuadorian Amazon, staying in a comfortable eco-lodge hosted by the indigenous Kichwa community.
Spend a day or two experiencing the horse-riding, sheep-herding, cheese-making way of life in a traditional rural retreat.
This misty and mysterious landscape is home to one of the highest concentration of bird species on the planet. A twitchers paradise.
From colourful Otavalo market, to the colonial gems of Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador's highlands are awash with true cultural gems.
Ecuador's total population is around 18 million, with just 25,000 living in the Galapagos.
The capital is Quito, at an altitude of 2,850m.
Ecuador standard time zone is GMT-5.
The Galapagos is one hour behind (GMT-6)
Ecuador has used the US Dollar as it's national currency since the year 2000.
Situated on the Equator, Ecuador is a real year-round destination. The mainland is at its driest June to September, but that is also a slightly rougher time to take to take to the seas on a Galapagos cruise.
Most hotels can be booked as late as 2-3 months before travel, however specialist ecolodges or Galapagos cruises can often be fully booked up to a year in advance
With restrictions changing regularly, please check the official updated government advice at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ecuador
We aim to post further details when announcements are made.