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Ecuador's capital, Quito
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Ecuador's capital, Quito

Ecuador may be slightly dwarfed by other South American countries, but it punches well above its weight. It’s tempting to pass through only the mainland en route to the celebrated Galapagos Islands, but our specialists would urge you to vacation in continental Ecuador, too. They’re able to help you experience all the country’s beguiling variety in a tailor-made Ecuador vacation.

Lovers of textiles and artisan crafts can head to the animated markets of Otavalo and the capital, Quito, or observe authentic Panama hats being made in the colonial city of Cuenca. You can explore, and hike on, the geological spectacle of the almost conical Cotopaxi in the Avenue of Volcanoes. One of the feathers in Ecuador’s cap is its restored railway network, which offers visitors panoramic vistas of the Andean landscapes. Meanwhile, you’re able to immerse yourself in birdwatching and horticulture in cloudforest reserves.

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Suggested tours for Ecuador

Encountering fearless wildlife in the Galapagos, listening to birdsong in the cloudforest, and visiting remote indigenous markets in the highlands — whatever you’re interested in, our suggested itineraries are a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to Ecuador.

Suggested activities for Ecuador

Enjoy a guided walk around Otavalo Market, follow a naturalist on hikes into the Amazon rainforest, and take a private tour through downtown Quito. Whatever your interests, our specialists will suggest experiences designed to enhance your trip to Ecuador.

  • El Cajas National Park
    El Cajas National Park

    El Cajas National Park


    El Cajas National Park

    The El Cajas National Park is a 28,000 hectare area of some 230 lakes and quinoa forest starting at 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) that is home to a variety of wildlife including the Andean Gull, black frogs, hummingbirds and condors as well as a variety of indigenous plants including many rare bromeliads and orchids.

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  • Jungle Excursions

    Jungle Excursions

    Jungle Excursions

    There are jungle treks where experienced and knowledgeable guides will answer your questions and identify wildlife, piranha fishing excursions in the blackwater creek and stargazing in the evening.

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  • Otavalo Market
    Otavalen girl

    Otavalo Market


    Otavalo Market

    The market features a dazzling array of crafts, textiles and jewelry, all of which are of high quality and good value.

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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Ecuador, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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