Explore the thick jungles, dead volcanos, and creature-inhabited islands on Ecuador tours. Riding a speedboat around the Galapagos Islands or hiking to the tallest volcano in Ecuador are just the first treats when taking a trip to this South American country.
Explore the thick jungles, dead volcanos, and creature-inhabited islands on Ecuador tours.
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Marvelous snow-capped volcanos, sluggish tortoises, and Incan ruins await visitors on Ecuador tours. Discover the fantastic sites and creatures of the Galapagos islands and dive into the Inca and Spanish blended cultures of the people. Whether you snorkel alongside exotic fish or are brave enough to sample cuy, Ecuador is a place of adventures that could never be forgotten. This picturesque country will keep you moving on your Ecuador holiday as there are so many terrains and places to explore. Whether you enjoy learning about the history, trekking the mountains and the jungles, or gaping at the creatures, there’s something for you to see and experience.

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Kick your trip to Ecuador off in Quito, one of the largest cities in the nation and built on top of an Inca city. The UNESCO Heritage site offers extraordinary sites to see like the central public square ‘La Plaza de la Independencia’; the Church and Monastery of St. Francis, ‘La Iglesia de San Francisco’; and the Roman Catholic Church, ‘Basilica de Voto Nacional’. Quito is a perfect place for those wanting to visit museums and understand the history behind the nation.

Natural Beauty and Creatures of Ecuador

While you could spend months exploring Quito alone, there are far more adventures that await visitors outside the city. Listen quietly and keep your eyes peeled as you canoe down the Cuyabeno river. Search for chattering monkeys, singing birds, pink dolphins, and the world’s largest type of snakes – anacondas. Immerse yourself into the Amazon jungle, meet some of the indigenous Siona people and learn about their customs and their Shaman. Take a flashlight with you as you take a jungle night journey and spot some of the active animals.

Later, take in the serene beauty of the diverse landscapes as you visit incredible national treasures like the Cotopaxi and the Cajas National Parks. If you love to trek, make sure you customize your trip to trek to the very base and the high tops of volcanoes. Bundle up in locally made alpaca sweaters as you climb to the peak of the Chimborazo Volcano, the highest mountain in Ecuador. And after standing on top of the world at Chimborazo, why not stand at the middle of it? Step onto the equator at Mitad Del Mundo!

However, some of the greatest treasures Ecuador is known for are the Galapagos Islands and the fascinating creatures they’re home to. Take pictures with the unhurried giant tortoises, the racing iguanas, and the playful penguins. Want to see more islands? You can take a boat adventure and hop to different Galapagos islands to visit the unique animals that inhabit this area. Check out the highlands of Santa Cruz or go on a walk through a 450-meter lava tunnel. Bring your suit for an adventure in the water too. You can go snorkeling in lava tunnels at Isabela Island.

Incan Ruins

If you’re keen on seeing more history, jump on a flight to Peru to experience the culture and visit buildings that seem to be untouched since they were built around the 13th-century. Embark on a trek up the Ausangate Mountain, which Peruvians consider a holy mountain. Later, arrive at Ollantaytambo and board a train to Aguas Calientes. Once you arrive there, you’ll be whisked away on a bus that will transport you to see the iconic Incan ancient ruins of Machu Picchu which are tucked away in the Andes Mountains

Ecuador is a South American treasure with a plethora of explorations. The country will make you feel like you’re home even though the land and culture are far different from your own. See unexpected creatures, breathtaking mountains and volcanoes, and step into Incan history on your Ecuadorian trip to the middle of the earth.

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Main Attractions and Tourist Regions in Ecuador

Ecuador, translated to ‘equator’, is a vibrant country in South America with incomparable creatures, volcanos, and jungles. The nation sits on the equator and is famous for its Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin documented different types of finches, tortoises, marine iguanas, and plants. One thousand kilometers away, on the mainland, Ecuador boasts its assorted beauty of Amazonian jungles and quite literally breathtaking volcanos, like the nation’s highest volcano, Chimborazo. It’s home to some of the world’s most beautiful national parks and part of the Andes Mountains range. Rivers like the Cuyabeno River weave through the nation like the snakes that sleep in the trees bordering the banks.

The nation is tinted with Inca and Spanish influences from the empires’ reigns hundreds of years ago. The impressive capital, Quito, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is a Spanish city actually built on the ancient ruins of an Inca city from long ago. The people are friendly and hold firm to their traditions like taking part in the Inti Raymi or ‘Festival of the Sun’, which is a festival that started in Incan times. People still celebrate this holiday by dressing in national garb, dancing, and taking part in parades.

Visit this spectacular nation where you can learn more about the history of the people and the geology. Swim in the Shell Pearl bay or at Blanca Point where you can gaze at exotic fish and sea lions. Trek to the iconic Machu Picchu ruins in Peru or walks through lava tunnels at Galapagos. Climb to the very top of an Ecuadorian volcano or the very bottom.

Private Tours in Ecuador

Through a private tour, your Ecuador holiday gives you access to see the most exciting parts of South America and it makes it easy for you to see these incredible sites with no stress.

trip.me tours to Ecuador

Amazonian jungles, snowy volcanos, and creatures of the Galapagos islands are just a few of the rare treasures that await in Ecuador. Experience Ecuador to the full on a vacation where you have complete control over the itinerary. Through trip.me, you can trust that you are receiving the best deals that will immerse you into the exuberant culture and natural beauty of Ecuador. trip.me connects you with trusted travel agents on the ground who work to make your Ecuador trip unforgettable. By working with indigenous agents, trip.me will help you save time and money. Sign up for your holiday to the middle of the earth today!

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Food and Culture of Ecuador

Like Peru, Ecuador also boasts the wonderful ceviche, a perfect summertime dish that offers fresh, un-cooked fish with a tremendous lime sauce over the top.

Soups and stews are a common dinner dish, with famous ingredients being based around bananas and more starchy ingredients like potato and rice.

Lining the Pacific coast, Ecuador also boasts a wonderful array of fish plates.

The ubiquitous South American empanada is the typical snack in Ecuador and exotic fresh fruit is consumed in abundance.

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Ecuador Reviews Of Our Travellers

Kari K., July 2019

An excellent itinerary, fantastic guide(s), everything was as agreed and punctual

Garry & Gloria, July 2019

Our guides for our trip down the country from Quito to Cuenca was with Raeol and then to Guayaquil with Braulio. What an amazing tour that was provided with their extraordinary knowledge and dedication to provide the Ecuador experience. At Guayaquil, we had 3 days on our own doing our own city thing which was perfect for exploring our own interests. Another Company Guide Anibal took us to the airport and he went beyond what we expected in sorting out our travel forward problems. Ecuador as a tourist destination has much more to offer than other countries in the region and we thoroughly impressed.

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Raihan A., June 2019

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Federico M., June 2019

The trip was well planned by Silvia. I was interested in a photography trip and individual attention as much as possible and these expectations were met. We had a great experience and I was able to have the time to photograph the fauna of the region as well as sites. Silvia and the staff of Trip.Me were available at all times during the trip to assist us in anyway possible. We are very pleased with the service we received and will use Trip.Me in our next trips.

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Ruth Ellen P., June 2019

My trip was magnificent. Thanks to Silvia and Maryum, every detail was prepared and moved smoothly. From oxygen needs at the hotel to transport they succeeded flawlessly. I had an extremely interesting tour of Quito and surrounding countryside, including the Lagoon above Otovalo. Maryum was extremely knowledgeable and fun. Maryum helped me in Otovalo where I had a lot of good times haggling for winter scarves and hats. She introduced me to casual foods as well as good restaurants. We went to the workshop of a well known tapestry weaver. Her design talent and skill was amazing. We saw SO much.
Silvia and her agency handled all the details. When I transitioned to the Galapagos, they helped with issues of transport to the plane. Once in Galapagos, I went onboard their yacht, Solaris. There were 16 of us onboard. The crew was helpful, very hard working and fun. Our guide, Maria, had grown up in the islands and showed us every kind of plant and animal we could imagine. I actually swam with a penguin headed in one direction and an iguana headed in the opposite direction! This was a dream trip. Certainly a big box to check off on my bucket list.
I highly recommend the agency to fulfill a wonderful vacation. I think I'm going to go back.

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