Welcome to Ecuador
Ecuador is packed full of variety and things to discover, yet travelling times are, by South American standards, very short.
Top of the list for most of us is Quito, Ecuador's historic capital, set among volcanic peaks high in the Andes. To the east the mountains descend rapidly through cloud-forests to meet vast Amazon forests that stretch for 2,000 miles from Ecuador to the Atlantic.
All around Ecuador there is plenty of things to do and see. Some of our favourites include Latin America's largest indian markets at Otavalo, Quito's old city, the impressive Incan ruins at Ingapirca, the rickety Devil's Nose train in the central Andes, and the lovely and evocative city of Cuenca to the south. There are excellent wildlife lodges in Ecuador's Amazon, and plenty of scope in the Andes for activities from country walks between Quichua villages and serious treks, to horse-riding along a royal trail to the Valley of Eternal Youth! Ecuador's Pacific beaches may not be the very best in the continent, but pleasant enough to round off a holiday.
And 600 miles out into the Pacific, the Galapagos islands, owned by Ecuador, are one of the most enthralling places for anyone with an interest in nature and wildlife.
It's high time you discovered Ecuador for yourself!
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Andes, Amazon & Galapagos
A very popular itinerary which gives an all-round experience of mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos.
A Taste of Ecuador
A great value short tour of Ecuador
Haciendas of Distinction
Many of Ecuador's highlights with the rich hospitality of the countrys most characterful haciendas and boutique hotels.
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Planning your Ecuador holiday
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Types of Ecuador holiday
Ecuador offers a lot, and we offer a choice of several ways to experience it:
Tailor-made holidays A holiday designed for your dates, style and budget, often with one of our example holiday ideas as a starting point.
Small group holidays Join a group of like-minded travellers travelling with a guide on good value trips with fixed departure dates
Family holidays Tailor-made holidays designed with all the family in mind.
Honeymoons Special holidays designed to combine relaxation, romance, and memorable experiences in whatever style you are looking for.
Ecuador holiday ideas by theme
Touring & wildlife holidays
Walking & active holidays
Bird watching holidays
Guide to Ecuador
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Geodyssey brings you an exclusive selection of thoughtfully designed holidays in amazing locations throughout our destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our holidays focus on what is natural, authentic, comfortable, stylish and affordable, and on what works best in each country. Our tailor-made holidays are individually designed by our experienced team on the basis of in-depth knowledge, a real enthusiasm for our destinations, and a desire to make sure we get it right for each and every customer. All our customers have 100% financial protection. All the land-based holidays on this website are exclusive to Geodyssey. Geodyssey is an independent company managed by its owners, based in London, founded in 1993.