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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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  • Sea lions in the Galapagos

    Galapagos cruise on the Yolita II

    Ecuador
    • 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.

    10 days from $5,445pp

  • Tortoise up close

    Galapagos from ashore

    Ecuador
    • 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.

    10 days from $6,150pp

  • Ecuador's highlands on the Tren Crucero

    Ecuador by river & rail: Amazon cruise & Tren Crucero

    Ecuador
    • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, with its cobbled streets, colonial architecture and pretty squares.

    • Cruise the Amazon in search of wildlife onboard the elegant MV Anakonda.

    • Take the iconic Tren Crucero rail journey from Andes to coast, stopping to admire a variety of sights along the way such as the Cotopaxi Volcano and famous Devil's Nose.

    12 days from $7,065pp

  • Sea lions, Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

    Costa Rica and Ecuador
    • 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.

    15 days from $7,280pp

  • Blue Footed Booby, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Galapagos island-hopping tour

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

    • See the famous Galapagos giant tortoises at close quarters.

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

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

    11 days from $7,840pp

  • Galapagos Marine Iguana

    Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

    Ecuador and Colombia
    • 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 center of Bogotá.

    • Explore the fortified city of Cartagena.

    14 days from $9,895pp

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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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Quito & the Cotopaxi Volcano

My perfect trip: a grand tour of mainland Ecuador

Ecuador’s more than the Galapagos Islands: it’s South America in miniature. Specialist Ella 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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