Ecuador

Untouched jungles and towering volcanos are interspersed with beautiful colonial architecture and beaches of white sand.

Famed as the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador has a myriad of experiences to offer any visitor, despite its comparatively small size. Haciendas and boutique hotels offer unique accommodation options perfect for a bespoke holiday to South America, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture of this vibrant country. The fertile valleys of the interior are alive with small communities farming the land and trading at lively markets. Traditional methods are still used and the people here are proud of their heritage.

Otavalo market is a highlight for visitors to Ecuador, and a great chance to interact with the friendly local people and purchase some colourful hand woven textiles. The cities of Quito and Cuenca have a deep colonial history, echoed in the attractive plazas and streets which ooze rustic charm. For adventurists, the ‘Volanco Corridor’ is full of hiking and climbing opportunities, plus world class white water rafting. Alternatively a horseback ride provides a serene way to view these sleeping giants.

A trip to Ecuador would be incomplete without experiencing the marvellous wildlife that can be found in the contrasting habitats of the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon jungle. The famous islands, which are accessible via a short flight from Quito or Guayaquil, are a paradise of pristine beaches, bizarre rock formations and of course, unforgettable wildlife experiences.

The Amazon basin is a completely different experience. Thick, damp vegetation hides under a sunlit canopy of ancient trees, where tapir, monkeys, sloths and multi-coloured birds can be observed.

SAMPLE LUXURY HOLIDAYS TO ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS

Below are 3 sample itineraries of what’s you could do on holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos. 
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Luxury holidays Ecuador

CLASSIC ECUADOR

See the best of what Ecuador has to offer with this classic 2-week itinerary.

Luxury holidays Ecuador

ECUADOR IN DEPTH

Get to know Ecuador’s Andean villages, vibrant cities, spectacular wildlife & beautiful scenery.

Luxury holidays Ecuador

HUMBOLDT’S FOOTSTEPS

A three-week luxury itinerary including fabulous wildlife and spectacular scenery.

WHERE TO VISIT

Luxury holidays to Quito

QUITO

Striking colonial architecture meets modern influence in this equatorial city.

Luxury Galapagos holidays

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

For wildlife lovers, the stunning Galapagos are a destination not to be missed.

Luxury Ecuador holidays

CUENCA

The charming city of Cuenca is a culture rich hotspot & a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Luxury holidays to Ecuador

BANOS AND THE AVENUE OF VOLCANOES

The avenue of volcanoes offers a sight to behold and activities and wildlife galore in Banos

Luxury holidays to Ecuador

OTAVALO

Vivid colours and a lively atmosphere tempt both locals and tourists to this huge market town.

Luxury holidays to Ecuador

THE AMAZON

Stay in a luxury eco lodge or stay on a boat and explore the beautiful rainforest.

DISCOVER COUNTRY

WHEN TO VISIT AND FACTS

Currency United States Dollar
Time Zone
GMT-5
Language Spanish
Flight Time
12 hours from London Heathrow
CapitalCity Capital City Quito
 NationalDish National Dish Ceviche