When I travel around Ecuador, I am always amazed at the amount of different landscapes in such a seemingly small country. You may start your day at the foot of the snow capped Cotopaxi Volcano, and later that afternoon find yourself surrounded by dense rain forest.
Beginning February 1st, 2018, all visitors to Ecuador are obligated to provide proof of health insurance when passing through immigration in order to gain entry into the country of Ecuador.
Straddling the equator on the Pacific coast wedged between Colombia and Peru, the smallest of the Andean nations covers an area no bigger than 284,000 square kilometres. But for all its diminutive size, the country is packed with the most startling contrasts of scenery and a diversity of culture and history that every visitor will find dazzling.
Encompassing tropical islands, towering snow capped peaks, cloud forests, sandy beaches, and simmering jungle, those lucky enough to explore this South American backwater are treated to a variety of unique landscapes and activities that leave many saying Ecuador manages to capture an entire continent in one country.
From the traditional colourful Indian markets, the colonial towns, Inca ruins, and stunning mountain views to the steamy Amazon jungle - where bears, bats, monkeys, and sloths live among orchids, ferns, vines, and mighty mahogany trees - Ecuador has something for everyone.
To top off any trip, the Galapagos Islands are a must for an extraordinary wildlife experience. Once you’ve swum with baby sea lions and penguins, watched iguanas crawl along tree branches and tortoises soak up the sun, you’ll understand why Darwin studied his theory of evolution on these lively islands.
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration:: 13 days, 12 nights
Explore the diverse microclimates of Ecuador: the Amazon rainforest, Otavalo highlands and the 'Avenue of Volcanos', the Galapagos Islands.
Duration:: 14 days, 13 nights
Hiking, biking, horseback riding and river rafting in 5 different ecosystems.
Duration:: 6 days, 5 nights