Andean Culture, Wildlife and Highlands

If you can't decide whether you want to trek snowcapped volcanoes, lounge on tropical beaches or explore lush jungles, Ecuador's diverse topography will allow you to do it all. Furthermore, it's relative small size and charming population makes travel in Ecuador an easy venture. Within days, one can wander through the streets of the old colonial city of Quito, white-water raft and experience the wildlife of the Mindo Cloud Forest, explore the beaches of the Galapagos Islands.

Highlights of Ecuador

Quito

Quito was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.

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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are among the planet’s premiere nature and wildlife destinations. The fascinating volcanic geology, unique flora and fauna, and isolated nature of the islands have pushed them to the forefront of scientific inquiry since the mid-1800s, and research on the 13 major islands continues to play a vital role in our understanding of evolution.

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Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Learn about the traditional 'chagra' (Ecuadorian cowboy) history and culture. Visit the Cotopaxi National Park the interpretation center show us the most interesting descriptions of the local flora and fauna and also the ancient Cotopaxi eruptions.

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Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge is a unique ecolodge designed to provide an intimate, harmonious and environmentally sustainable experience. Nestled within 100,000 acres of untouched rainforest, a stay here rewards the opportunity to admire all that the Ecuador's exotic Amazon has to offer. The property also puts great emphasis on a local cultural interaction, with all profits given back to the community to improve local healthcare and education.

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Sample Tours

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

Ecuador & Galapagos Discovery (10 days)

Experience the Galapagos at its finest, from luxury cruising to safari tented camps in the wild. Finish off your exploration surrounded by the rustic beauty of Hacienda Zuleta.
Adventure Classic Highlights Family Wildlife Active

Galapagos Guardians Land Based (7 days)

Encounter the wildlife, explore the landscapes and embrace the adventure, of a week long voyage in the Galapagos. Visit the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Floreana and Isabela, for a taste of it all.
Active Community Cultural Hiking Wildlife Adventure

Galapagos Guardians Land Based with Floreana Island (5 days)

On a tighter schedule? Take advantage of a five day alternative expedition of the Galapagos Islands, stopping at Santa Cruz, Bartolome and Floreana.
Active Beaches Community Hiking Wildlife Adventure

Galapagos Guardians Land Based with Isabela Island (5 days)

On a tighter schedule? Take advantage of a five day alternative expedition of the Galapagos Islands, stopping at Santa Cruz, Bartolome and Isabela Island.
Active Beaches Community Hiking Wildlife Adventure

Sani Lodge Experience (4 days)

Don't leave Ecuador without experiencing the exotic Amazon! Sani Lodge offers a home deep in the pristine rainforest, surrounded by beauty and accompanied by wildlife.
Adventure Cultural Family Hiking Wildlife Community

Ultimate Ecuador & Peru Highlights (28 days)

This trip highlights the best of what Peru and Ecuador have to offer in luxury and style. This 28-day itinerary has it all, from the jungles of the Amazon to the exotic wildlife in the Galapagos and the fascinating ancient ruins of Peru.
Classic Highlights Luxury Temples Wildlife Active

Unique Ecuador: Sani, Cotopaxi & More (10 days)

Experience for yourself the extreme diversity of Ecuador's mainland. From the Sani village of the Amazon Rainforest, to the peaks of the Andes Mountains, explore Ecuador on foot, train, plain, canoe and car.
Adventure Community Cultural Family Hiking Off the Beaten Path Wildlife Active

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