• Otavalo market, Ecuador

    Otavalo market, Ecuador

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  • Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

    Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

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  • Ecuadorian rainforest

    Ecuadorian rainforest

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  • Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos

    Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos

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Holidays in Ecuador

A luxury tailor-made holiday in Ecuador can include the Andes, rainforest, cloud forest and the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is special!

Tailor-made Ecuador holidays

The small South American country of Ecuador is packed with highlights for any traveller but especially nature-lovers. We tailor-make luxury Ecuador holidays to suit you, whether you stay on the mainland with its mountains and rainforest, or also visit the amazing Galapagos Islands.

Walking from Hacienda Zuleta to the condor rescue centre in the company of their dogs, they shot off barking and a spectacled bear cub appeared above the bushes, closely followed by its mother. They sat and watched us while we took their pictures before we carried on down the valley, where three condors were soaring overhead.

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Exciting things to do in Ecuador

It might be one of the smallest countries in South America but Ecuador is definitely not lacking in fabulous things to do and see. Here are just some of the diverse options you can consider on your tailor-made holiday.

When to go to Ecuador

Ecuadorians talk about the weather almost as much as the British! Why? Because it’s very changeable. So, while you should always expect unexpected weather, the driest months of the year are June to September in the Andean regions. In the rainforest, expect rain any time (unsurprisingly!), though the wettest months tend to be around April/May. The Galapagos is a year-round destination. Read on for more detail about when to visit Ecuador.

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WIld horses at Cotapaxi National Park, Ecuador © JNeiva,Shutterstock
Land iguana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Land iguana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Featured Holiday

Ecuador holiday: Andes & Iguanas

12 days from £5400pp plus international flights.

Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, cloudforest and Andean scenery. Twelve exciting days you'll never forget!

    • Visit Otavalo on market day
    • Explore flora and fauna of the cloudforest
    • Get close to wildlife in the Galapagos Islands
    • Go kayaking and snorkelling
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Places we love to stay in Ecuador

Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Ecuador, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Ecuadorian properties than we show.

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Facts and information

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Flight time

There is an international airport at Quito and at Guayaquil. KLM and Iberia have routes via Europe to both cities. The flying time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly via America.

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Language

Spanish is Ecuador's official language.

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Time

GMT -5 hours

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Visas

Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.

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Health

There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.