Ecuador and Galapagos Islands holidays
Sitting on the equator between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador may be the smallest of Andean countries but it really packs a punch. Its contrasting scenery, breathtaking biodiversity and indigenous communities make Ecuador a dazzling destination in its own right. From the gorgeous colonial architecture of Quito and Cuenca, to soaring volcanoes and palm-fringed beaches, the country's diverse landscapes are simply sublime - and our Ecuador tours can get you up close and personal.
And the nearby islands of the Galapagos are arguably one of the most enthralling wildlife destinations on the planet. Get close to an abundance of wildlife, including sea lions, blue-footed boobies and turtles, and take time to explore this otherworldy volcanic landscape on an unforgettable Galapagos Islands cruise.
Our Ecuador tours will take you through a maze of narrow cobbled streets in Quito, the lofty capital which sits more than 9,000 feet above sea level. We’ll relax in exquisite plazas and feast our eyes on colonial architecture from monasteries and churches to restored mansions. We’ll get a chance to browse the colourful markets, sit in glorious squares and try pork-stuffed empanadas and delicious Ecuadorian chocolate. We can also feel like one of a kind and stand in the spot where Ecuador straddles the equator at the monumental Ciudad Mitad del Mundo - Ecuador being one of only 13 countries to do so.
Lauded as one of the most picturesque cities in Ecuador, Cuenca is captivating. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, we’ll explore the fragrant flower markets, learn about Panama hats and the city’s fascinating colonial past. We’ll also admire awe-inspiring architecture and the intricate skyline filled with towering steeples and huge rotundas.
An archipelago of dramatic volcanic islands, the Galapagos is home to a dizzying array of wildlife, some of which can’t be found anywhere else. The biodiversity here is breathtaking - and while some landscapes resemble that of the moon, the animals who reside here are the stars. Get close to sealions and iguanas and albatrosses and discover over 2,900 different marine species including turtles, whales and sharks. Our Galapagos trip takes you on a four-day cruise around this spectacular part of the world.
From London to Quito is approx 12 hours
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