Ecuador

From the magnificent Andes to the Amazon rainforest right across the sea to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador reflects all of exciting South America in one country. Read more...

Ecuador might be a small country, but don’t be fooled into thinking there isn’t much here – in fact, the opposite is true. When it comes to natural wonders of the world, the country is a treasure trove. The Andes slices through the countryside where indigenous villages, farms and verdant haciendas flourish. The Amazon rainforest offers the chance to visit indigenous villages and spot wildlife. Then, of course, there is the jewel in Ecuador’s crown, the Galápagos Islands.

A visit to Ecuador will elevate you to new heights. Spend a few hours exploring the Otavalo Indian Market in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito. Run wild through the Amazon’s lush rainforest, and experience train travel as you never have before through the Andes. Cruise the azure waters of the Galápagos Islands, where you’ll witness brightly coloured flora and fauna, discovering blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas and many other creatures you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

If you’re dreaming about disconnecting for a while and immersing yourself in nature, it’s time to add Ecuador to your travel list.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the plunge and immerse yourself in Ecuador’s star attraction, the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands.
  • Tour the historic museums and monasteries in Quito.
  • Take a motorised canoe down the Napo River, keeping your eyes peeled for giant otters, caiman and monkeys.
  • Discover nocturnal wildlife on a night-time trek through the Amazon rainforest.
  • Experience an unparalleled train journey on the Tren Cucero weaving through the majestic Andes.