Holidays to Ecuador

Ecuador may be small but it still packs a punch. It’s jam-packed full of fascinating wildlife, mesmerising scenery and a diverse mix of people waiting to welcome you with open arms.

For some adventure, head to the Ecuadorian Andes, where you’ll see rolling green hills to mountain bike on, villages you can drop into, and the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes where you can scale Ecuador's highest peaks. For some culture, head to Quito, the treasured capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll get to see Ecuador’s colonial heritage in the Old Town.

The Galapagos Islands are probably the most popular attraction in Ecuador, and are overflowing with wildlife. Expect to see giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species. Inland, a visit to the Amazon is an adventurer's dream; from the winding river to the dense canopies bursting with varied plant life, it won't disappoint. Meanwhile the Cloud Forest offers guided nature trails, dramatic waterfalls and exotic birds to keep twitchers happy for days.

Highlights

  • Discover Quito's Old Town with its beautiful architecture and views of the perfectly conical Cotopaxi volcano

  • Explore the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's most diverse wildlife areas with an amazing array of species including giant tortoises, flamingos and penguins

  • Check out Mashpi Cloud Forest - a protected zone that's ideal for birdwatching and taking scenic treks to remote waterfalls

Key info

  • Capital City: Quito

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: United States Dollar

  • Time difference: GMT - 5 hrs

  • Flight time: 15 hours to Quito via Amsterdam/Madrid

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With its breathtaking landscapes and host of adventures on offer, Chile will always have a special place in my heart. I have lived in Chile and travelled extensively in Ecuador as well as Argentina, Peru and Brazil. I'm fluent in English and Spanish.

Ecuador trip ideas

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Places to go in Ecuador

Here are some of the top places to visit in Ecuador. Need some help deciding where to go? Call us now on: 01483 319 333

Map of Ecuador

When to go to Ecuador

Ecuador may be small but its got four distinct climate zones, each with its own weather patterns. This makes it an ideal year round destination, where you'll find something to enjoy whenever you go.