Ecuador Holidays

Equador has got so much to offer; traditional Andean life thrives in the mountains at its heart, with sweet, lapping beaches of the Pacific in the west, and lush and extremely biodiverse cloud forest and Amazon jungle to the east. Then, offshore, there are the magnificent islands of the Galapagos, like a living Jurassic park. This is a country of extraordinary and unique landscapes.

Things to do

Wildlife in the Amazon 
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Unique wildlife of the Galapagos
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What are the Highlights of a Holiday in Equador?

Ecuador is everything that is great about South America in one country.  It is slightly more off the beaten track than say Chile or Peru, and it is all the better for it!  There are some great and very comfortable hotels to enjoy during your trip around Ecuador; our favourites include Hacienda Cusin and Mashpi Lodge.

  • It is a small country, and - with its newly refurbished railway and good, short domestic flights - it is easy to get around.
  • The Galapagos Islands are invariably the main attraction,
  • But mainland Ecuador should not be overlooked, as there is astounding diversity in landscapes and regions
  • Scenes of snowy-capped peaks
  • Luscious vegetation buzzing with wildlife. 

    As a result, Ecuador boasts many attractions for the whole family, honeymooners or even solo adventure seekers. Your holiday may involve anything from listening to the flurry of birds and spotting fresh water dophins in the almost uninhabited Ecuadorian Amazon, strolling around the gorgeous city of Cuenca and soaking in the deep-seated culture of this very traditional country, or taking a flight to the magical spectacle of nature that is the Galapagos Islands - Equador is a great destination, with something for everyone. 
  • Map of Ecuador

    Map of Ecuador Ecuador - Mindo Ecuador - Cuenca Ecuador - The Galapagos Islands Ecuador - Quito Ecuador - Otavalo Ecuador - Ecuadorian Amazon

    Ecuador - When to go

    The driest months are June to September down the central Andean region.  The best time to visit the Galapagos Islands is from January to May, although it is a year-round destination.

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    Our favourite areas of Ecuador

    Our favourite hotels in Ecuador

    Tourist Guide to Ecuador

    We have written a short tourist guide to Ecuador, which you can download here. Obviously nothing beats a good conversation on the phone - but this is a good place to start planning your Ecuador Holiday.
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