When you choose to visit Ecuador, your decision making has only just begun. With the highest official capital city in the world, volcanoes, numerous Heritage-listed sites and the unique Galapagos Islands, you might find it hard to pick what to see and do. When time is of the essence, one of the best ways to ensure the richest travel experience is to embark on a tour. Thanks to multi-day cruises to the Galapagos, adventure tours, and guided walks around cities, it's easy to enjoy an immersive holiday.
Don't miss these Ecuador attractions
- Galapagos Islands cruises
- Ecuadorian Amazon tours
- Quito city tours
- Ecuadorian Andes
- Cotopaxi National Park
Escape the crowds on a private tour
The only occasional downside to a tour is that you may have to share your sightseeing experience with someone you'd rather not be around. You can easily avoid this by choosing a private tour instead, enabling you to enjoy a far more intimate excursion. Ecuador is home to private tours of varying styles, whether you're looking to stay within city limits or venture out into the wild.
Lunch time is never so informative as when you venture around historic cities such as Quito or Guayaquil with a local guide stopping off for traditional cuisine. Alternatively, you can see the diverse natural landscapes of Ecuador including waterfalls, rivers and rainforests, while getting to know some of the native wildlife.
Wherever you may roam
If marine wildlife is what you seek, it's hard to pass up a guided tour to the astounding array of animals on the Galapagos Islands including penguins and sea lions. You don't just walk or swim on these tours; instead you bike, kayak and snorkel. For a different side to Ecuador's natural playground, you might want to trek into the Ecuadorian Amazon to meet indigenous families and see colourful birds.
Take on the volcanoes with an adventure tour that gets you up close to these enormous natural marvels. With beautiful backdrops to go around, you'll want to bring a camera.