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Otavalo market in Ecuador

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ecuador, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.

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  • Tortoise up close

    Galapagos from ashore

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Carefully step past sleeping sea lions on a pristine beach.

    • See the famous Galapagos giant tortoises at close quarters.

    • Spot marine iguanas, land iguanas and a feast of fearless birdlife.

    • Explore the old town of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    11 days from £5,965pp

  • Sea lions in the Galapagos

    Galapagos cruise on the Yolita II

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Experience the unique fearless wildlife of Galapagos.

    • Visit some of the most remote areas of the Galapagos Islands.

    • See the marine iguana, the world's only marine lizard.

    • Explore the old town of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    11 days from £6,480pp

  • Sea lions, Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

    Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica
    • The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.

    • Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.

    • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloudforest.

    • Undertake zip-lining, white-water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.

    • Get up close to the perfectly conical Arenal Volcano.

    16 days from £7,720pp

  • Galapagos Marine Iguana

    Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

    Colombia, Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    • Visit the wildlife prolific Galapagos Islands.

    • Stay in a traditional Finca in the coffee growing region, explore the region and try your hand at some coffee production.

    • Enjoy the historical centre of Bogotá.

    • Explore the fortified city of Cartagena.

    16 days from £8,880pp

  • Galapagos Flamingos

    Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos tour

    Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
    • Quito — an overlooked UNESCO World Heritage Site with a growing reputation for good restaurants, bars and cafés.

    • Mashpi Lodge — one of South America's finest cloudforest lodges, surrounded by birdlife and home to great canopy tram.

    • Hacienda Zuleta — owned by two generations of former Ecuadorian presidents, Zuleta is one of the finest haciendas in Ecuador.

    • Galapagos — incredible, fearless wildlife at its best.

    16 days from £12,300pp

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What to do in Ecuador: our highlights guide

Although famous for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador offers the visitor a wealth of other attractions, from active volcanoes and spectacular train journeys, to UNESCO World Heritage cities and wildlife trips to the Amazon.

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Ecuador's wildlife beyond the Galapagos: the Amazon and cloudforest

While Scott from our Latin America team believes that the Galapagos are fundamental to any amateur naturalist’s trip to Ecuador, he’d also encourage you to consider exploring the mainland’s Amazon and cloudforest regions as part of your Ecuador wildlife tour.

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My perfect trip: a grand tour of mainland Ecuador

Ecuador’s more than the Galapagos Islands: it’s South America in miniature. Specialist Caroline talks you through her ideal trip, which includes some of the country’s unsung heroes — from Andean highlands to Amazon backwaters — and her pick of its finest properties.

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