Ecuador & GalapagosEcuador & Galapagos

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Capital City

Quito

Languages

Spanish

Currency

US Dollars

Time Difference (GMT) - 6 hours

Climate & average temperatures

See regions for climate & rainfall charts

Airlines

Iberia, Lan Airlines

Flight time from UK

14-17 hours

 
Visa requirements

Not with a UK passport

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information


Tailor Made Holidays Ecuador and Galapagos

Adventurers such as Charles Darwin have always been drawn to Ecuador and its islands, describing them in writings that spoke of the country’s fabulous ice-capped volcanoes, impenetrable Amazon jungles and fantastic animals. A microcosm of cultural and geographical diversity, Ecuador and Galapagos holidays remain a travellers’ dream.

Ecuador is a thumbnail version of all that renders the Andean countries of Latin America remarkable and marvellous centres of adventure. It is small enough to put the majority of attractions within easy reach of the impressive capital, yet diverse enough to beguile the most jaded of tastes. Fine colonial towns and vibrant Indian markets are set in landscapes dominated by the great Andean cordillera, which divides the coast from the steaming Amazonian rainforest inland.

Quito, the capital, basks in a spring-like climate and is surrounded by fairy tale mountains. Its beautifully preserved colonial centre is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accessibility is the keyword in Ecuador and only a few hours’ drive north and south lie many of the country’s famed market towns, bustling with native Ecuadorians wearing colourful traditional clothes and selling wonderful woven goods and handicrafts. Colonial haciendas are the perfect place to stay and apart from offering guests elegant living they also offer a rare insight into.....

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Tailor Made Holidays Ecuador and Galapagos

Adventurers such as Charles Darwin have always been drawn to Ecuador and its islands, describing them in writings that spoke of the country’s fabulous ice-capped volcanoes, impenetrable Amazon jungles and fantastic animals. A microcosm of cultural and geographical diversity, Ecuador and Galapagos holidays remain a travellers’ dream.

Ecuador is a thumbnail version of all that renders the Andean countries of Latin America remarkable and marvellous centres of adventure. It is small enough to put the majority of attractions within easy reach of the impressive capital, yet diverse enough to beguile the most jaded of tastes. Fine colonial towns and vibrant Indian markets are set in landscapes dominated by the great Andean cordillera, which divides the coast from the steaming Amazonian rainforest inland.

Quito, the capital, basks in a spring-like climate and is surrounded by fairy tale mountains. Its beautifully preserved colonial centre is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accessibility is the keyword in Ecuador and only a few hours’ drive north and south lie many of the country’s famed market towns, bustling with native Ecuadorians wearing colourful traditional clothes and selling wonderful woven goods and handicrafts. Colonial haciendas are the perfect place to stay and apart from offering guests elegant living they also offer a rare insight into rural life with trekking, riding and birdwatching in the glorious highlands being just some of the many local activities.

In stark contrast to the mountain provinces is the jungle interior. More easily reached than in any other Latin American country, Ecuador’s rainforest offers a profusion of flora and fauna and is served by excellent lodges in keeping with sound principles of ecotourism.

No journey to Ecuador would be complete without a visit to the Galapagos Islands. As the cradle of Darwin’s theories, the islands are a wildlife paradise; a living record of evolution and an extraordinary life enhancing experience. Luxury holidays both to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands with resort stays can be arranged on a bespoke journey.

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