Ecuador is an incredible culturally-rich country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast.
Its diverse landscape includes deep Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and epic wildlife on the volcanic Galápagos Islands.
In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito is the capital, known for its largely intact Spanish colonial architecture. Decorated with 16th- and 17th-century palaces and churches it includes the ornate Compañía de Jesús cathedral.
Trek into the Andes, experience the cobbled streets and Afro-Equadorian towns, visit mountain villages, colourful markets and sun-drenched beaches. Discover the Equadorian landscape and its warm-hearted people. Both are cultural treasures of this amazing country.
For a vastly different wildlife experience, take an expedition in to the wilds of the Galapagos Islands. Experience first-hand up giant lumbering tortoises and bigger than life marine iguanas, the world’s only seagoing lizard. It is like something out of a prehistoric movie.
See doe-eyed sea lions, blue-footed boobies, frigates, big red “sally lightfoot’ crabs and a host of other unusual species up close and personal.
On land and sea, the famed wildlife paradise of the Galápagos Islands will take you in to a wild place – and leave you wanting more.