Ecuador Tours

Travel to Ecuador - A holiday in Paradise

The only connecting flights to the Galapagos Islands are from Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and from Guayaquil. Therefore anyone who wants to travel to the Galapagos Islands will have to pass by Ecuador. This is an excellent opportunity to take a few days to explore the historical cities and nature in Ecuador. As the slogan goes “All you need is Ecuador”.

A place full of wonder and possibilities

There is so much more to Ecuador than just its famous Panama hat. The highest active volcano in the world, Cotopaxi, is in Ecuador. Volcanic activity has made the land extremely fertile, and there is an abundance of freshwater. This is why the most beautiful roses blossom there, and the bananas are called ‘green gold’. The land also produces some of the most exotic fruits and delicious Ariba cacao beans.

Ecuador is filled with interesting people and cultures. The longest living people in the world live in the southern valley of Vilcabamba, and the indigenous Shaman tribe lives in the Amazon. There is indeed so much to see and experience in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorians are entrusted to care for the Galapagos Islands, and the paradise became a part of Ecuador. In 1959, Ecuador declared the Galapagos Islands as a national park, and towards the end of the 1990s, the waters surrounding the islands are also under protection.

A land of diversity

Ecuador is separated into four geographical zones – The Amazon in the east, the Andes in the middle, beach and coastal areas as well as the Galapagos Islands. The nature in Ecuador is so stunningly beautiful that they are almost always postcard perfect. There is always something new and unique to experience in these different regions. The coasts are lined with pristine beaches and charming fishing villages where you can easily get your hands on fresh fishes in the morning. On the other hand, the Andes will charm you with its magnificent and mysterious volcanoes while a visit to the indigenous communities in the Amazon will teach you about their love and respect for the nature around them.

Ecuador is an ideal place for travellers as it is a rather small country and therefore many areas are highly accessible and easily within reach. Road trips through Ecuador is another great way to explore the country. The well-connected road infrastructure and stable weather conditions allow travellers to explore different places without much trouble. Ecuador is a good starting point if you intend to travel to other places in South America.

Here at Galapagos PRO, we offer comprehensive and flexible tours to Ecuador, and they can also be combined with the Galapagos Islands. Be it travelling along the Avenue of Volcanoes on The Devil’s Nose train, going on the river cruise on the Napo river through the Amazon or visiting the southern valley where the oldest people on world live. You should take your time to soak in the experience these places have to offer. Click here to find out the highlights in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

We also offer a unique sabbatical programme where you can spend 6 weeks travelling through the Amazon, the valley of Vilcabamba and the extraordinary Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador at a glance

Area/geography: Ecuador is around 283,561 km². Its borders include Colombia in the north, Peru in the south, and the Pacific Ocean in the west and it falls directly on the equator.

The country is divided into four regions:

  • The Andean highlands where Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located
  • The Amazon lowlands in the east with the famous Yasuní National Park
  • The Pacific coastal plains, home to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s biggest city
  • The Galapagos Islands, located 1,000 kilometres off the coast

Population: Indigenous peoples (40%), mestizos (40%), people of European heritage (10–15%), Afro-Ecuadorians (5–10%)

Ways to get there: Flights to Quito or Guayaquil from Europe or from Frankfurt via Bogota or Panama City. There are no connecting flights flying directly to the Galapagos Islands. Therefore all travellers will spend at least one night in Ecuador.

Transport: Modern highway connections, railways and airports. Comfortable intercity buses, car rental options and public transportation in the cities.

Ecuador Tours

Andean Panorama

Ecuador on Horseback: Riding in the Andes

Duration: 6 - 9 days
Highlights: Quito - World Heritage Site, Antisanilla Reserve, Spectacled bears, Papallacta, Bird watching, Hacienda La Alegría, Charga culture, Riding through the cloud forest, Machachi Valley, Optional: Galapagos Islands

Grab your poncho and saddle up - the Andean highlands await you!

From 740,- 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
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

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Andean Panorama

Ecuador on Horseback: Riding in the Andes

Duration: 6 - 9 days
Highlights: Quito - World Heritage Site, Antisanilla Reserve, Spectacled bears, Papallacta, Bird watching, Hacienda La Alegría, Charga culture, Riding through the cloud forest, Machachi Valley, Optional: Galapagos Islands

Grab your poncho and saddle up - the Andean highlands await you!

From 740,- 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
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
Travel with professional guides

Ecuador Amazon and Galapagos: Kayak Tour

Duration: 12 - 16 days
Highlights: Explore the Amazon with Kayaks, Kayking in the Galapagos, Camping, North Seymour Island, Penguins at Isabela Island

Kayaking is like horse-riding but on water! This tour will bring you on an adventure in Ecuador and the Galapagos.

From 3430,- USD
Price per pax
Mountain Biking Hacienda El Porvenir

Adrenaline Rush: Ecuador mountainbiking & Islandhopping

Duration: 12 - 16 days
Highlights: Vocanoe, Amazon Rainforest, Swing at the End of the World, Baños, Camping, Horseback Riding, Llanganates National Park, Bike Tours, Waterfalls at Baños, Hiking at the Cuicocha Lake, North Seymour Island, Pinnacle Rock, Bartolomé, Hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano, Penguins on Isabela Island

Get your heart pumping and keep your mind open - travel Ecuador and Galapagos the adventurous way.

From 3430,- USD
Price per pax
Rafting

Adrenaline Rush: Ecuador and Galapagos

Duration: 16 - 21 days
Highlights: Volcanoe, Amazon Rainforest, Swing at the End of the World, Baños, Camping, Horseback Riding, Llanganates National Park, Bike Tours, Waterfalls at Baños, Hiking at the Cuicocha Lake, North Seymour Island, Pinnacle Rock, Bartolomé, Hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano, Penguins on Isabela Island

Get your heart pumping and keep your mind open - travel Ecuador and Galapagos the adventurous way.

From 3430,- USD
Price per pax
Kayak in the Andes

Ecuador & Galapagos Multi-Sport Tour

Duration: 16 - 21 days
Highlights: Quito - Cultural World Heritage, Amazon Rainforest, Swing at the End of the World, Baños, Camping, Horseback Riding, Llanganates National Park, Bike Tours, Waterfalls at Baños, Hiking at the Cuicocha Lake, North Seymour Island, Pinnacle Rock, Bartolomé, Hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano, Penguins on Isabela Island

Get ready to get your heart pumping and sweat it out as you kayak, mountain bike, raft and snorkel in

From 3430,- USD
Price per pax
Breath-taking Panoramic view

Ecuador Volcano Trekking Adventure Tour

Duration: 16 - 21 days
Highlights: Quito - Cultural World Heritage, Camping, Bike Tours, Waterfalls at Baños, North Seymour Island, Pinnacle Rock, Bartolomé, Hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano, Penguins on Isabela Island

Travel Ecuador and Galapagos the adventurous way as you conquer the volcanic terrain.

From 3430,- 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
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
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
The River Boat Manatee

Cruise Ecuador: Amazon Cruise and Galapagos Cruise

Duration: 12 - 16 days
Highlights: Yasuni National Park, Isabela & Fernandina, Santa Cruz and North Seymour, Includes all transfers and domestic flights

The three wonders of Ecuador in one trip: Andes Mountains, Amazon and Galapagos Islands

From 4890,- USD
Price per pax
Train at the station

Scenery and Society: Ecuador and Galapagos

Duration: 18 - 26 days
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Quito, Andes panorama, Charles Darwin Station, 4 days in the Amazon, Avenue of Volcanoes, Devil's Nose, Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre, Snorkelling the Los Tuneles, Cycling through Isabela, VIP tour Charles Darwin Foundation, Bartolomé and Sullivan Bay, Las Grietas Gorge

Experience the diverse landscapes and intriguing culture of Ecuador

From 5840,- USD
Price per pax
Specialised Equipment

Accessible Travel: Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: Specialised Wheelchairs, Quito-World Heritage Site, Train ride to Cotopaxi, Accessible rainforest lodge, Andes highlands via Baños, Galapagos Islands, San Cristóbal Island, Lobería on San Cristóbal island, Lobos Island, Tortoise breeding center

A curated experience of the enchanting land of Ecuador without barriers.

From 6000,- 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