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Something amazing to look forward to, something wonderful to look back on.
Read what our clients say about their trips to Ecuador
The classic combination.
A few days on the mainland before a Galapagos cruise.
Discover the very best.
Get to know Quito like a native.
Wonderful nature experiences in comfortable style.
The people at the heart of Pacha Mama.
Ride on the 'world's most difficult' railway.
Relax and explore.
Time in the Andes.
Join a group of like-minded travellers to experience Ecuador's classic highlights.
Choose your cruise in the Galapagos Islands, a short flight from mainland Ecuador.
Plenty of action for lively couples, friends and active families.
Great walking, staying at rural guesthouses.
Explore and get fit on leg-stretching day walks staying at comfortable hotels.
Trek to the summit of the highest active volcano in the world.
The best 2 weeks of birding you may ever have.
An essential second visit.
7 days birding in the north east with stunning birding around Wild Sumaco.
Notable birding sites on the western slopes of the Andes, with some key extras.
A great way to round off a birdwatching trip to Andes or Amazon.
Helpful advice and expert knowledge is just a phone call away
Best times, busiest times, and times to avoid.
Getting the best from the options available.
Options for getting about.
We can book your flights, or you could book your own if you prefer.
Destinations that combine well.
What our customers say about their trips to Ecuador
Ecuador's spectacular capital and historic centre.
Volcanoes, wonderful scenery and colourful communities.
Cloud forests, prosperous haciendas, busy traditional markets.
Cuenca, craft villages, and the Valley of Eternal Youth.
Introducing the mighty Amazon Rainforest
Ecuador's Pacific coast is busy with trade, fishing and farming.
'The closest thing to Eden on Earth'. Plan your trip to the islands that inspired Charles Darwin.
The Equator crosses Ecuador 20km north of the capital, Quito.
Colourful local markets and handicrafts.
A great value short tour for solo travellers and those combining a short visit to the mainland with a Galapagos cruise.
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A small market town deep in the Andes, one of Otavalo's main attractions is its Saturday market, widely reckoned to be the best for textiles and traditional handicrafts in all of South America.
Ecuador's capital city is distinctly divided into 2 main parts, the cobbled streets and colonial buildings of the old town and the highrises and trendy cafes of the new town. Both are worth exploring.
Quito sits directly on the Equator line. A sturdy monument marks the location, whilst the Inti-Nan museum next door provides some humour with spiralling water and balancing eggs on a nail.
With over 50 volcanic peaks, the Avenue of the Volcanoes makes a stunning drive down from Quito. Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and its National Park is a good spot for walking.
You will be met on arrival at Quito airport and transferred to a 3* hotel well located in the Mariscal section of town. This will be your base for all five nights.
An early start to join a shared full day tour. You are driven through the countryside to Otavalo.
You will have plenty of time to enjoy the lively and colourful markets, with a wide choice of textiles, handicrafts and jewellery. Look out for locals dressed in blue ponchos, white trousers and long plaited hair.
Lunch is included either at a restaurant beside San Pablo lake or a local hacienda.
A guided city tour of the historic quarter of Quito is arranged for you today.
The shared tour includes a visit to the Parliament building, St Augustine Convent, Independence Plaza bordered by the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace and a visit to the Church of San Francisco which has the painting of the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar.
You are then driven out of the city to visit the Equator monument.
The afternoon is free in Quito, perhaps to visit museums or, if the weather is fine, to ride the cable car to the top of Pichincha.
Today you will be taken on a daytrip to visit the Cotopaxi volcano (shared with others). Departing from Quito, you will travel south along the Pan-Americana highway. Visit the Thursday Sasquisilí Indian Market, one of the largest in the highlands, it fills seven plazas, each specialising in different merchandise. You will then be taken to visit the active Cotopaxi volcano (approximately 5.897m) and make a stop at Limpiopungo lake. Depending on weather conditions and if you are responding well to the altitude you might walk (slowly) the short distance to the mountain refuge at 4,800m, and maybe a little further to touch the lowest tongues of the glacier’s blue-white ice. Many prefer to stay behind enjoying stunning views.
You will also be taken to visit a classic hacienda (ranch) of the region where you have lunch before returning to Quito.
This morning you are collected from your hotel and driven to Quito airport for your onward connection: perhaps a flight to the jungle, to the Galápagos or home.
Excursions are shared with other participants who may be of any nationality.
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(a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.
An excellent well-organised tour. We felt well looked after throughout with helpful, friendly guides. Thank you for a great time.
Galapagos, train journey to and visiting Machu Picchu, Quito and Cusco.
Everything ran very efficiently.
Galapagos because I saw wildlife
Could not have been better. Thank you!
Wouldn't change a thing. Brilliant!
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