Tailor-made holidays to Ecuador
Ecuador is a great country to travel independently in, on a holiday tailor-made especially for you and to the dates that suit you best.
Ecuador has lots to see and do, distances are reasonable, it is relatively easy to get around and there is usually a good choice of places to stay.
Our tailor-made holiday service for Ecuador builds on our knowledge of Ecuador's regions, hotels and lodges to offer a completely flexible tailor-made service to suit a wide range of holiday preferences and budgets.
We design touring, wildlife, active & adventure, self-drive, and specialist birdwatching holidays in Ecuador and the Galapagos, and we can extend your trip to include Peru, Venezuela or Bonaire - which all connect well.
The following suggested itineraries show what's possible. Use them unchanged if they suit you, or take them as a basis for your own ideal trip. They can be shortened or lengthened, or adapted to suit you.
Tailor-made holiday suggestions for Ecuador
ANDES, AMAZON & GALAPAGOS
A very popular holiday itinerary which gives an all-round experience of mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos...
ECUADOR ODYSSEY for independent travellers
Our classic Ecuador Odyssey small group holiday can be adapted to suit a private trip travelling at any date...
THE AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES & DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN
Discover the heart of Ecuador's Andes along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and its great cities of Quito and Cuenca. Ride the most difficult railway in the world and see the Incan ruins of Ingapirca...
HACIENDAS OF DISTINCTION
The highlights of Ecuador with the rich hospitality of the countrys most characterful haciendas and boutique hotels...
A short visit to Quito and its surroundings. Wonderful Andean scenery and vibrant indigenous craft markets...
TASTE OF ECUADOR
A short visit to Ecuador which combines well with a Galapagos cruise to make a perfect holiday...
Take life as it comes on the beaches of probably the nicest part of Ecuador's Pacific coast...
Good beaches and more: wildlife, nature, local communities and even a little archaeology....
Visit our Galapagos site to choose your Galapagos cruise...
When we are designing your tailor-made holiday to Ecuador we talk through your ideas and make further suggestions to fit your tastes and budget. We send you one or more no-obligation proposals in the form of full written itineraries with photographs of the hotels we are suggesting for you. These can be further refined until you are sure that the holiday will suit you well.
When you have settled on an itinerary for your holiday and sent us your booking form, we make the hotel reservations required, book flights, arrange airport transfers, hire cars, etc, and, if you would like a guide, we will select a trained and experienced English-speaking guide appropriate to your interests. Meals can be included or left for you to decide during your holiday.
If you just want to visit one or two places on your holiday in Ecuador (and there are some excellent choices available), then it's simply a question of choosing the hotels you like. We will make reservations and arrange flights and road transport in Ecuador as appropriate.
Other types of Ecuador holiday
Small group trips, birdwatching, easy walking, challenging treks, mountain ascents, horse-riding, and more.
Other types of holidays we provide in Ecuador
SMALL GROUP HOLIDAYS TO ECUADOR
Experience Ecuador in a small group on this varied and fascinating itinerary
BIRDWATCHING HOLIDAYS IN ECUADOR
Ecuador is a fabulous destination for birdwatchers. Our specialist service caters for birdwatchers of all levels.
WALKING & ACTIVE HOLIDAYS TO ECUADOR
From leg-stretching day walks, to long treks on horseback and serious mountain ascents...
Extend your Ecuador trip
Extend your visit to this part of the world with a trip to Peru, or a stop-off by the beach in Bonaire or Venezuela
Why you should choose Geodyssey for your Ecuador holiday
How expert are we about Ecuador? The short answer is "very". We have travelled the length and breadth of Ecuador and stayed in or visited almost all the hotels, lodges and things to see that are described on this website, as well as many others. Having been designing travel in Latin America since 1993 we understand Ecuador from the point of view of our customers.
The best independent tour operators are members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). In their recent annual surveys of customer satisfaction Geodyssey typically ranks in the top 5% of their members - a phenomenal achievement considering the sometimes difficult destinations we serve.
Conde Nast Traveler magazine expressed it well when they included Geodyssey in their Special Agent list:
"This list represents those who have impressed me the most with their knowledge of specific destinations and types of travel. They also possess a certain degree of frankness, friendliness, taste, the willingness to work with a range of customers and budgets, and an understanding of the types of experiences that Conde Nast Traveler readers want."
At all times you will have access to local 24 hour support, and back-up from the UK well beyond normal office hours. You are also financially protected.
A word of caution
Conditions in Latin America are less predictable than in Europe. A certain degree of flexibility is a great help to the enjoyment of travelling. If any problems you experience during your holiday remain unresolved we report these back to Ecuador and push for appropriate improvements.
Planning your trip
The following suggested itineraries can be used unchanged, or shortened or lengthened, or adapted to suit you.
Order an Ecuador brochure
Order your copy of our in-depth Ecuador travel brochure, packed with inspiration and information on holidays in Ecuador.
Contact our Ecuador specialists
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.