Ecuador

Travelling to Ecuador

Ecuador

Highlights of Ecuador

  • Mountain Landscapes
  • "Avenue of Volcanoes" 
  • Colonial Quito with a Rich Gold Museum
  • Traditional Markets & Weavings
  • Exuberant Rainforest & Lodges
  • Amazon Basin River Cruises
  • Train Journey in the High Andes

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Ecuador

Holiday Choices in Ecuador

The Galapagos Enchanted Islands, Andean Mountains and Amazon Rainforest

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Your Travellers Guide to
Visiting Ecuador


Holidays in Ecuador and the Galapagos

Ecuador, named after its position on the Equator, is fames for the Galapagos Islands archipelago isolated far in the Pacific ocean and with a unique wildlife that remains friendly to humans. The country boasts pristine Amazon Rainforest, the high Andean mountains with stunning landscapes, villages and busy local markets, a vibrant traditional culture and the coastal lowlands.    

Ecuadorean Amazon

Ecuador has its own section of the legendary Amazon rainforest, home to hundreds species of mammals, thousands of birds and insects, many endemic to Ecuador. Ancient trees, some over 400 years old, tower above, entangled with thick lianas and supporting a huge variety of bromeliads. Wildlife apart, this is also a cultural experience, where we meet local communities who share their intricate knowledge of their surrondings; the medicinal propierties of plants and their unique relationship with the jungle. There are a selection of Amazon Lodges and River Cruises which will allow you to get deep into this unique ecosystem.

Andes in Ecuador

Remote villages and colorful Indian markets rest among the soaring cones of snowcapped volcanoes. The towns and people retain a distinctive identity with fascinating blends of Inca and colonial influences, and many can be visited as a day-trip from Quito. Click here for a selection of our excursions and short tours in the Andes. 


The Galapagos Islands

This stunning archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory of evolution, provides unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at close range. We offer a wide range of Cruises to suit all tastes and budgets, and which offer the best way of seeing the different islands. 

Ecuador's Climate

Please see our climate chart for more information.

Our Hand Picked Guides in Ecuador

All of our guides are chosen specially by Veloso Tours or our ground agents, in order to provide you with the best experience in every destination.

Mauricio Baus is our specialist guide in Ecuador. With over fifteen years experience in tourism, Mauricio will welcome you to Ecuador and show you the best that the country has to offer.

Call us to book your Holiday to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands


Carefully Crafted Itineraries
Featuring Ecuador


Our Tours include Trans-Atlantic flights from and to the UK. Speak with a Specialist consultant to personalise any itinerary to match your interests and preferences.

Pichincha Tour

Pichincha Tour - 14 Nights From £4326

Rainforest and the Enchanted Islands


This tour includes the Amazon rainforest, a Galapagos cruise to experience the stunning friendly wildlife an

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Primavera Tour

Primavera Tour - 14 Nights From £3754

Avenue of Volcanoes, Andean Markets, Amazon forest and the Enchanted Islands


Close encounters with friendly wildlife on the Galapagos Islands cruise and experience fascitating cultures

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Bellavista Tour

Bellavista Tour - 14 Nights From £4441

Andean Landscapes and the Enchanted Islands


Visit the colonial villages with local markets, along the Avenue of Volcanoes, in the Andean mountains. Take

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Esmeralda Tour

Esmeralda Tour - 13 Nights From £2890

Explore the distinct Amazon, Andean Mountains and Pacific coast with unique island willife


We explore the exuberant rainforest from the comfort of a boat travelling on the Napo River. admire Andean l

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Start Exploring the Top
Locations in Ecuador


If you are interested in travelling to another location not listed below, please contact our country specialists who will be able to offer additional advice and information.

  • Quito

    Quito

    Hotels in Quito Quito is located on a plateau at the foot of the Pichincha volcano. Colonia architects built

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  • The Amazon

    The Amazon

    Ecuador Amazon Tours and Amazon Cruises Ecuador has its own section of the legendary Amazon Rainforest, home

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  • The Galapagos

    The Galapagos

    Galapagos Cruises Admire the tame wildlife of the Galapagos Islands archipelago where Darwin developed his th

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  • The Cloud Forest

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  • Haciendas

    Haciendas

    Ecuador, named after its position on the Equator, boasts Amazon, Andes, Pacific coastline and the Galápagos Is

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Specific Modules in Ecuador


Modules do not include Trans-Atlantic flights and are usefully for planning or extending your trip. Please contact us for further information or to create a personalised itinerary.

Train Journeys

Train Journeys

Nights From £568

Depart from Quito via the Avenue of the Volcanoes, passing incredible landscape to embark...

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Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi

Nights From £182

Cotopaxi National Park is an ecological sanctuary of 36,000 hectares surrounding the high...

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Termas de Papallacta

Termas de Papallacta

Nights From £177

Through the verdant valleys of Tumbaco and Puembo at the village of Píntag where the east...

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Otavalo Market

Otavalo Market

Nights From £194

The Andean valleys to the north and south of Quito are a landscape of Snow covered mounta...

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Cloud Forest - Bellavista

Cloud Forest - Bellavista

Nights From £118

Two hours northwest of Quito we reach the valley of Tandayapa and the cloudforest eco-sys...

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Manatee Amazon Explorer

Manatee Amazon Explorer

Nights From £567

The Manatee Amazon Explorer is 90 feet long (27 m), 24 feet wide (7 m) and accommodates 3...

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Nights From

The 47-cabin M/V Santa Cruz is the only ship built exclusively for Galapagos Islands cruisin

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La Pinta

La Pinta

7 Nights From

La Pinta offers a relaxed yet lavish expedition atmosphere for your cruise in the Galapagos Islan

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Isabela II

Isabela II

4 Nights From

Isabela II is a luxury medium size cruise ship offering high class cruises in the Galapagos Islan

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Eric, Letty & Flamingo I

Eric, Letty & Flamingo I

7 Nights From

First Class sister ships with a comprehensive itinerary of the Galapagos Islands, well decorated,

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Mary Anne

Mary Anne

7 Nights From

Mary Anne is the only 3 mast barquetine in the Galapagos Islands, making her the perfect choice f

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Eclipse

Eclipse

7 Nights From

Eclipse is a 210ft expedition vessel, operating luxury Galapagos Cruises. She has 26 outside cabi

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Grace

Grace

7 Nights From

M/Y Grace , named after her last owner the Princess Grace of Monaco, is a representation of elega

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Evolution

Evolution

7 Nights From

Evolution looks as boats did in the 1920's but brings the levels of comfort and safety of...

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Tip Top II & III

Tip Top II & III

7 Nights From

Classed as Tourist Superior yachts with each accommodating up to 16 passengers in 8 doubl...

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Samba

Samba

Nights From

Samba is a Tourist Class 78ft steel - hulled motor yacht buildt in Holland. She accommoda...

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Cachalote I

Cachalote I

7 Nights From

Cachalote is an 86ft, schooner-rigged motor sailer with large deck space, perfect for cru...

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Beagle

Beagle

7 Nights From

A steel-hulled Schooner, the Beagle first class yacht is full of old-style charm. The com...

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Beluga

Beluga

7 Nights From

The M/Y Beluga is a very spacious and comfortable "Superior First Class" motor yacht in t...

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Odyssey

Odyssey

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Anahi

Anahi

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Discover Special Interests &
Activities in Ecuador


Below are a selection of tours focused on different travel preferences and interests, alternatively speak with our country specialists to create a personalised itinerary.

Ecuador

Galapagos Cruises

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Ecuador

Amazon Cruises

Cruise through pristine rainforest on an Amazon Cruises. Cruising can give you a wider variety of experiences than a lodge or hotel stay, as you travel to a number of more remote locations to see local villages and...

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