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Ecuador Tours & Trips

The snow-covered Cotopaxi volcano is the highest active volcano in the world, and an overnight climb is one of the many tours available in Ecuador. Another is a visit to the eerie Cloud Forest of Mindo, and not to be missed is a trip to Galapagos Islands.

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  • Best of Galapagos

    "Intrepid seems like a pretty good company. They emphasize a low impact, high quality..."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla San Cristobal, Floreana, Isla Isabela, Isla Santa Cruz
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $342
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  • Galapagos Island Hopping

    "Great itinerary that covered basically everything we wanted to do and see"
    destinations
    Isla San Cristobal, Floreana Island, Isla Isabela, Isla Santa Cruz
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    8 days
    Price per day
    $266
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  • Galapagos Explorer: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

    "The tour was exactly as described in the itinerary so there weren't any unexpected..."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla Baltra, Isla Santa Fe, Isla Espanola, Isla Lobos, Isla San Cristobal+1 more
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Christmas & New Year
    operator
    Peregrine Adventures
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $663
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  • Galapagos Island Hopper (Start Guayaquil)

    destinations
    Guayaquil, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela, Isla San Cristobal
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife
    operator
    Contiki
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    Tour length
    6 days
    Price per day
    $248
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    $1,861
    US$1,489
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  • Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

    destinations
    Quito, Isla San Cristobal, Isla Bartolome, Isla Santiago, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Baltra+1 more
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Ship
    Grand Queen Beatriz
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Peregrine Adventures
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    Tour length
    6 days
    Price per day
    $633
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  • The Lava Line

    destinations
    Quito, Tena, Banos, Guayaquil
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Regions
    Andes Mountains, Avenue of the Volcanoes, Amazonian Basin, Amazon Rainforest+3 more
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Historical, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $107
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    $935
    US$748
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  • Galapagos Discovery

    "It was quite different.You see a lot of different animals and birds.you also see..."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla San Cristobal, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $239
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  • Galapagos Experience

    "I was very happy with this tour. Seeing giant iguanas and enormous tortoises is something..."
    destinations
    Isla San Cristobal, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $156
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    US$1,090
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  • Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

    "Overall I enjoyed to tour very much and learned a lot. The itinerary was a bit confusing..."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla Baltra, Isla Santa Cruz, Floreana Island, Isla Espanola, Isla San Cristobal, Isla Santa Fe, Isla Plaza Sur, Isla Genovesa, Isla Santiago, Isla Rabida+6 more
    age range
    15 to 80 year olds
    Ship
    Daphne
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Sailing, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $651
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  • Galápagos Adventure: Snorkelling & Sea Lions

    "This was an absolutely amazing tour! I loved everyday of it, from start to finish...."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla Santa Cruz, Floreana Island, Isla Isabela
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $194
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    US$1,742
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  • Galapagos Adventure: Northern Islands (Grand Daphne)

    destinations
    Quito, Isla San Cristobal, Isla Santa Fe, Isla Plaza Sur, Isla Genovesa, Isla Santiago, Isla Rabida, Isla Santa Cruz+3 more
    age range
    15 to 80 year olds
    Ship
    Daphne
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $581
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  • Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Le Grande Daphne)

    "I booked Intrepid's 'Ultimate Galapagos' tour and went in 2017. Whilst the tour was..."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla Santa Cruz, Seymour Norte, Isla Bartolome, Isla Santiago, Isla Isabela, Isla Fernandina, Isla Baltra+3 more
    age range
    15 to 80 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Family, Wildlife, Sailing, Discovery+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $651
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  • Galápagos Express Adventure: Wilderness & Wildlife

    "Jonathan knows so much about wildlife of the region, and he was good at getting us..."
    destinations
    Isla San Cristobal, Floreana Island, Isla Isabela, Isla Santa Cruz
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Christmas & New Year
    operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $188
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    US$1,317
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  • Pure Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

    "Great destinations and friendly crew, very good food especially vegetables. Almost..."
    destinations
    Isla Baltra, Isla Santa Cruz, Seymour Norte, Isla Bartolome, Isla Santiago, Isla Isabela, Isla Fernandina+2 more
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Hiking & Trekking+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    8 days
    Price per day
    $657
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  • Classic Galapagos: Central Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

    "We enjoyed the trip very much. Too bad there was a change of guides in the middle..."
    destinations
    Quito, Isla Baltra, Seymour Norte, Isla Mosquera, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Rabida, Isla Sombrero Chino, Isla Isabela, Floreana Island+3 more
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Ship
    Grand Queen Beatriz
    Regions
    Pacific, Galapagos Islands+1 more
    Travel style
    Wildlife, Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $712
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Highlights

  • Go on a cruise around the enchanting Galapagos Islands and spy upon giant sea turtles, iguanas, penguins and other unique wild life.
  • Enjoy an evening cocktail in your rustic style cabaña while you take in the sights and sounds of the remote Amazon jungle.
  • Feel the adrenalin rush through your body as you indulge in some exhilarating mountain biking down the Cotopaxi Volcano.
  • Satisfy your thirst for adventure by white water rafting and trekking through a cloud forest in wild and wet Banos.
  • Catch a glimpse of the elusive pink river dolphin or take a night canoe ride to spot caimans.
  • Have your picture taken with one foot on either hemisphere when you visit the Equator that passes through Ecuador.
  • Walk around the culturally charming town of Cuenca, replete with cathedrals and churches.
  • Buy beautiful tapestries at Otavalo, South America’s biggest indigenous crafts market.

Tips

  • Take a few days to get acclimatized to the high altitude of Quito before attempting any strenuous activity.
  • Get the latest travel advice before travelling to areas that have active volcanoes. Your guide will let you know the best time to travel to these locations.
  • If you wish to sample local cuisine, try Tamales, Hornado, Musgaratas, Cuy and Ceviche.
  • If you’re speaking to a police officer, refer to him as ‘Mi Sargento’. It shows respect.
  • Walking around Guayaquil after dark is not recommended.
  • Avoid eating raw food or salads and carry bottled water. Further, use a high grade sun block as UV radiation is very high even when it’s cloudy.
  • If you get into an argument with an Ecuadorian, avoid raising your voice or gesticulating.
  • Get vaccinated against typhoid before you travel to Ecuador.

Ecuador Holiday and Vacation Packages Reviews

  • "Visiting Ecuador was great and enlightening. The trip gave us everything that we hoped to see. The islands were breathtaking and the culture was fascinating. Even though there were some issues with the weather for the first 2-3 days, we still enjoyed what the islands had to offer. The tour leader (Randy) did great as he tried to accommodate everyone's needs and gave alternatives to those who do not want to join the main expeditions. The trip showed us the lifestyle of the locals, we saw the local transportation and cuisine and even did some shopping accross the towns. It was such an amazing experienced but it would have been better if we could spend more time on those incredible destinations especially on Santa Cruz Island."
    Essential Galapagos
  • "Being part of the Galapagos adventure in an 8-cabin catamaran was such a cozy and intimate experience. We had a small group which made us feel comfortable by receiving personal attention and an action packed itinerary. The highlights of the trip were some of the activities we had which made us feel closer to the wildlife in the Galapagos. We did snorkeling, short hikes, swimming with sea lions, sting rays, turtles, sharks, giant tortoises, blue footed boobies and we did so much more. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, the staff on our floating home were superb as they provided us with every attention we needed and served delicious meals. I highly recommend this tour to those who wants to have an adventure of a lifetime."
    Galapagos Islands Cruise (Comfort)
  • "The Galapagos adventure I took was fantasic. The accommodation was basic but it was adequate. I would recommend this trip to anyone who loves to experience Galapagos."
    Best of Galapagos