Travel to Ecuador, and let Tribes guide you through one of the friendliest South American countries. Ecuador, selected as the Capital of Culture for the Americas 2011, straddles the equator in South America and is a gem of a country offering a wide variety of attractions in a relatively small area. The landscape stretches from the dizzy heights of the Andes down to the rain-forests of the Amazon basin in the east, and the Pacific coast in the west.
And of course one of the biggest attraction of a holiday to Ecuador is a visit to the Galapagos Islands. This is so popular that we have given it its own destination pages which you can see here: Galapagos Islands We offer a wide choice of Galapagos cruises and also excellent land based itineraries for those that don't want to cruise.
On our website you will find details of some of the main highlights of the country. Travel to Ecuador and you are sure to leave with a great love of the country and its people.
Mainland Ecuador is a rich blend of scenery, wildlife, culture and history and this holiday is designed to showcase these different aspects.
A wildlife adventure in two dramatically different environments. A true treat for nature lovers.
Galapagos Islands, cloudforest, Andean scenery - 12 exciting days you'll never forget!
A stunning luxury train trip through the Andes and out to the Ecuadorian coast.
A guided hike though varied and scenic terrain in the Andes staying in delightful mountain lodges.
Read about some of the inspirational experiences you could have in Ecuador
Below you'll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Ecuador. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the "All Places to Stay" button.
Located in the heart of the old town of Quito with fine views over the city, the Casa Gagontena has been beautifully restored to set a new standard for style and elegance.
Rustic mountain lodge within sight of Cotopaxi Volcano offering a great range of outdoor activities and village visits.
An Andean estate welcoming guests with comfortable accommodation and a great range of activities near the town of Otavalo.
A family owned and run working farm in Andes, offering good guest accommodation and wide range of activities.
La Casona de la Ronda is a charming colonial house dating back to the 18th century in the heart of historic Quito.
This strikingly modern and stylish lodge is in a splendidly remote setting in pristine cloudforest, a great base from which to explore.
Situated in the heart of the historic old city of Quito surrounded by churches, museums, and national monuments.
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Time: GMT -5 hours
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.
Language: Spanish is Ecuador's official language.
Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.