Splendours of Ecuador
Explore the great natural phenomenas of Ecuador – the high Andes and the remote Amazon. Observe the remarkable wildlife of the Galapagos Islands by catamaran
Despite the country's tiny size relative to its neighbours, Ecuador has some of the globe's most varied landscapes and an impressive bio-diversity, which is nowhere more evident than in the spectacular Galapagos Islands.
Visitors attracted by Ecuador’s natural beauty will not be disappointed, with flora and fauna abounding and more bird species and orchids than anywhere else on the planet. The islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection and many of his studies are arguably the country’s greatest draw.
Situated some 600 miles off the coasts of Ecuador, the relative inaccessibility of the Galapagos Islands has helped to preserve its eco-system and wildlife. Our tours to Ecuador offer a trip you’ll never forget.
But it’s not only Ecuador’s organic attributes that will impress travellers. Flanked by volcanic peaks, the capital Quito’s old town is a maze of colonial splendour retaining its traditional indigenous character and atmosphere befitting its UNESCO heritage status.
Recent sympathetic restoration has reinvigorated churches, theatres and museums and given the area a new lease of life. Away from the capital it’s a journey into a realm of sleepy mountain villages, colourful and chaotic native markets, soaring mountains and dense jungles. It’s easy to view Ecuador as a microcosm of all that is good about South America.
With its highly changeable climate, our Ecuador holidays run just shy of all year round. The country’s high season is in June and early September, and there is a shorter tourist season in December and January. However, it still isn’t overly busy at any time so it’s relatively easy to avoid the crowds whenever you choose to take one of our trips to Ecuador.
You’ll spot some of the most incredible island animals on our Splendours of Ecuador tours - from giant tortoises to birds, penguins, iguanas and whales. This uniquely diverse place is not one to be missed and is a must on your lifetime travel itinerary.
Our team of experts are on hand to help you plan your next trip to perfection and will ensure every element is ready for your departure. Our Ecuador holidays can be enjoyed with a group of like-minded travellers as well as solo with an experienced tour guide.
Take a trip of a lifetime and book one of our tours to Ecuador today.
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Weather & Climate
Ecuador has a highly changeable climate, which means that it can be variable at any time.
When to go
Ecuador’s high season is June to early September. There is a shorter tourist season from December to January as well. However, the country is still not overly busy at any time and it’s easy to engineer an escape from the crowds.
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