Ecuador Tours - The Andes

Visit the Magnificient Andes in Ecuador

Did you know that the Andes make up 13% of the land surface of our planet? That’s pretty amazing! The Andean mountain chain is 8000km long which extends along the western edge of the South American continent. In Ecuador alone, the Andes occupies ¼ of the land surface, and it extends from north to south cutting through the centre. The earth is exceptionally fertile, and farming is possible even on mountain tops!

Most travellers will arrive in Quito before embarking on a single day or multiple day tours through the Andes. At Galapagos PRO, we offer many excursions which allow you to experience Ecuador to its fullest. We provide English speaking guides, car rentals for road trips, tours for mountain climbing enthusiast, horseback riding and many more. Take your time to look at our website to find the perfect Ecuador tour package for you. Our team is happy to assist you. Click here to see our selection of the best Andes hotels and Haciendas.

The Avenue of Volcanoes in Ecuador

Volcanic activity formed the northern highlands of Ecuador. The highest mountain in Ecuador, Chimborazo, and the world’s highest active volcano, Cotopaxi are located there. They are 6,310 m and 5,807 m respectively. Ecuador is a popular destination for mountain climbers and hikers, and they are considered to be a rather easy climb. In the Andes Highlands, there are around 22 mountains above 3,500 m, of which 9 are active volcanoes.

In the southern part, there are also large watershed areas without any volcanic activity. Areas above 2000 m enjoy a cold temperate climate.

All mountain climbing expeditions and trips to places exceeding 3500 m should ideally be accompanied by a mountain climbing expert or tour guide. This is because not all trails are well paved or marked out.  It is also important to have someone who can offer expert assistance should anyone experience mountain sickness.

Our Travel Recommendation

A particular route leads from north to south along the avenue of volcanoes. Regardless if you are travelling by train, bus, car or even on a horse, travellers are guaranteed to be rewarded with a spectacular view of the mountainous region. Be ready to admire the lush green valleys and magnificent snow-capped mountains that looks straight out from a movie scene. You will have the chance to have an authentic encounter with the indigenous community in the Amazon and visit UNESCO heritage sites and cities. Countless highlights are awaiting your discovery. Check out our top 10 things to do in Ecuador here. Explore our tours and packages below now!

The Andes at a glance

Area: 1/4 of Ecuador’s total surface area
Highest mountain: Chimborazo 6,310 m

Highest active volcano: Cotopaxi 5,897 m.
Transport: Car, bus, train, and horseback. Hiking is recommended.
Population: Indigenous people/ mestizos

Main attractions: Volcanoes, World Heritage sites and cities (Cuenca, Quito, Zaruma), craft markets (Otavalo, Saquisili etc.), Inkapirca, Valley of Longevity (Vilcabamba)

Ecuador Andes Tours

Chimborazo Lodge

Ecuador by Car - classic routing

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Vulcanos, local markets, train ride Devils nose, Ingapirca

Individual round trip along the Avenue of the Volcanoes - Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Chimborazo, Alausí, Cuenca, Guayaquil

From 850,- USD
Price per pax
Cotopaxi National Park

Ecuador Round-Trip: 5 Day Andes and Amazon Tour

Duration: 5 - 5 days
Highlights:

Round-trip from Quito, via Papallacta, Baeza, Tena, Puyo, Baños and on the Avenue of Volcanoes back to Quito

From 1070,- USD
Price per pax
The Smoking Cotopaxi

Volcano Summit Striker: 3 Summits to Cotopaxi

Duration: 7 - 12 days
Highlights: Acclimatise with 3 peaks, Experienced guides, Pasochoa (4,200m), Guagua Pichincha (4,794m), Illiniza North Peak (5,116m), Cotopaxi (5,897m), English speaking guide, Includes all transfers, Includes National Park entrance fee, Daily departures, Group tours on request

Acclimatise with 3 summit hikes before tackling the magnificent Cotopaxi

From 1300,- USD
Price per pax

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Chimborazo Lodge

Ecuador by Car - classic routing

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Vulcanos, local markets, train ride Devils nose, Ingapirca

Individual round trip along the Avenue of the Volcanoes - Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Chimborazo, Alausí, Cuenca, Guayaquil

From 850,- USD
Price per pax
Cotopaxi National Park

Ecuador Round-Trip: 5 Day Andes and Amazon Tour

Duration: 5 - 5 days
Highlights:

Round-trip from Quito, via Papallacta, Baeza, Tena, Puyo, Baños and on the Avenue of Volcanoes back to Quito

From 1070,- USD
Price per pax
The Smoking Cotopaxi

Volcano Summit Striker: 3 Summits to Cotopaxi

Duration: 7 - 12 days
Highlights: Acclimatise with 3 peaks, Experienced guides, Pasochoa (4,200m), Guagua Pichincha (4,794m), Illiniza North Peak (5,116m), Cotopaxi (5,897m), English speaking guide, Includes all transfers, Includes National Park entrance fee, Daily departures, Group tours on request

Acclimatise with 3 summit hikes before tackling the magnificent Cotopaxi

From 1300,- USD
Price per pax
Otavalo Artists

Best of Ecuador: Andes, Coastlines and Cloud Forests

Duration: 18 - 18 days
Highlights: Otavalo Markets, Condor Park, Cuicocha Lagoon, Mangrove Forests

Prepare to be inspired as you experience Ecuador's breathtaking landscapes. Departing every Friday

From 1330,- USD
Price per pax
Andean Scenery

Ecuador Private Tour: Amazon and Andes

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Experience Papallacta, Tena, Puyo, Baños and the Avenue of Volcanoes

From 1470,- USD
Price per pax
Chimborazo

Volcano Summit Striker: Cotopaxi and Chimborazo +3

Duration: 10 - 18 days
Highlights: Acclimitisation, Experienced Mountain Guides, Pasochoa Summit - 4,200 meters, Guagua Pichincha Summit - 4,794 meters, Iliniza North Summit - 5,116 meters, Cotopaxi Summit - 5,897 meters, Relaxation Day, Baños, Whymper Refuge, Chimborazo - 5,000 meters, Chimborazo Summit - 6,310 meters, Daily Departures, Group Appointments by Request, Incredible Landscapes, Includes Transfers, Includes Park Entrance Fees

Experience a unique Andean panorama from the peaks of the Ecuadorian volcanoes.

From 2010,- USD
Price per pax
Lagunas de Ozogoche

Ecuador Rental Car Round Trip: 6 National Parks

Duration: 14 - 21 days
Highlights: Hotel car park , Exchangeable stops and activities, Flexible activities

Visit all six amazing national parks in the Andes by car. All stops are interchangeable.

From 2040,- USD
Price per pax
Tambopaxi Lodge

Summit Striker: Cayambe and Chimborazo

Duration: 12 - 25 days
Highlights: Chimborazo mountaineering, Pinchincha, Pasochoa, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Devil's Nose, Guayaquil, Available for groups of 2+, English speaking mountain guide, Flexible travel dates, 12 days, 11 nights, Includes transfers and hotels, Includes mountain tours, Excludes international flights, From € 2,200 per person in double room

This trip combines the ascent of the volcano Cayambe with the ascent of the Chimborazo.

From 2380,- USD
Price per pax
Avenue of the Volcanoes

Scenery and Society: Quito, Amazon, Andes and the Coast

Duration: 14 - 18 days
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Quito, Yasuni or Cuyabeno National Park, Andes panorama, Amazon Rainforest, Avenue of Volcanoes, Devil's Nose

Experience the diverse landscapes, rich history and intriguing culture of Ecuador

From 3070,- USD
Price per pax
Wanderbus Ecuador

Discover Ecuador and Galapagos With Wanderbus

Duration: 18 - 21 days
Highlights: Devil's Nose train ride, Condor Park, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi volcano, Waterfalls in Baños, Beautiful Cuenca, Wildlife paradise of Galapagos, Land iguanas, Galapagos giant tortoises, Penguins

Meet the Ecuadorians up close - travel by bus across the country.

From 3090,- USD
Price per pax
Traveling With Your Nature Guide

Ecuador and Galapagos: Compact Tour

Duration: 14 - 18 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage, Quito, Otavalo Markets, Avenue of Volcanoes, Shaman Experience, Devil's Nose, Cotopaxi National Park, Ingapirca - Inca ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands , Santa Cruz Island, North Seymour, Isabela

Ecuador's most beautiful places - the majestic Andes, lush Amazon Rainforest and enchanting Galapagos islands

From 3460,- USD
Price per pax
Zaruma

Ecuador/Galapagos Round Trip with Rental Car

Duration: 32 - 42 days
Highlights: Galapagos Islands, Safe hotel parking spaces, Exchangeable stops

Visit all highlights from North to South, East to West with this extensive Ecuador rental car tour.

From 3470,- USD
Price per pax
Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Ecuador Complete: Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Islands

Duration: 16 - 20 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage Quito, Ingapirca's Incan Ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Island Hopping

Discover the many faces of the world's most biodiverse country!

From 3560,- USD
Price per pax
City of Guayaquil

Rental car tour to/from Guayaquil

Duration: 14 - 21 days
Highlights:

Begin your rental car tour from Guayaquil and visit the best highlights in Ecuador along the way.

From 3710,- USD
Price per pax
Highlands of Papallacta

Best of Ecuador: Rental Car and Galapagos Island Hopping

Duration: 21 - 28 days
Highlights: Papallacta, El Angel , Devil's Nose, Ingapirca - Inca Ruins, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island

Experience Ecuador with a rental car before island hopping through the Galapagos archipelago

From 3800,- USD
Price per pax
Río Napo

Copy of Ecuador Complete: Amazon, Andes and Galapagos...

Duration: 16 - 21 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage Quito, Otavalo Art and Crafts, Avenue of Volcanoes, Choose Your Amazon Experience, Ingapirca's Incan Ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Island Hopping

Discover the many faces of the world's most biodiverse country!

From 4040,- USD
Price per pax
Parrots at Guango Lodge

Bird Paradise Ecuador: Cloud Forest, Amazon and Coast

Duration: 15 - 20 days
Highlights: Tucans, 250 Hummingbird species, 1/6 of all bird species worldwide , Cloud Forest, Amazon Rainforest, Yasuní National Park, Parrots, 270 bird species , Machalilla national park, Frigate birds and blue-footed boobies, Red-footed boobies and pelicans, Quito - Cultural World Heritage Site, Guayaquil

Discover the birds of the Cloud Forest, Amazon Rainforest and Machalilla National Park

From 4160,- USD
Price per pax
Charles Darwin Statue on San Cristobal Island

Science Expedition: Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Duration: 18 - 25 days
Highlights: Un Poco del Chocó Biological Station & Nature Reserve, Climate research at Cotopaxi , Sangay National Park , Galapagos Science Center, Charles Darwin Foundation

A special tour, guided by researchers and scientists through the unique nature in Ecuador.

From 4250,- USD
Price per pax
Galapagos Legend

Ecuador Complete: Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Cruise

Duration: 16 - 21 days
Highlights: Quito - Cultural World Heritage, Otavalo Craft Markets, Avenue of Volcanoes, Cuenca - Colonial History, Guayaquil - Economic Hub, Galapagos Cruise

Discover the diversity of Ecuador: Andes Mountains, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands

From 4440,- USD
Price per pax
View of Hotel Luna Runtun

Ecuador and Galapagos: Compact Tour Deluxe

Duration: 17 - 20 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage, Quito, Avenue of Volcanoes, Shaman Experience, Devil's Nose, Cotopaxi National Park, Ingapirca - Inca ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands , Santa Cruz Island, North Seymour, Isabela

Ecuador's most beautiful places - the majestic Andes, lush Amazon Rainforest and enchanting Galapagos islands

From 7100,- USD
Price per pax