For wildlife lovers and bird-watchers, there are few better places to indulge your passion than Ecuador, and in particular the Galapagos Island archipelago, home to remarkable creatures.Learn More
Ecuador, offers stunning Spanish colonial cities, indigenous villages with weekly local markets, the dense jungle of the Amazon rainforest, breathtaking peaks of the Andes, and the ecological marvel of the Galapagos Islands. The volcanic archipelago of the Galapagos Islands is truly its greatest treasure, with a huge diversity of unique wildlife that remains friendly to humans. While the Galapagos may be a big attraction for visitors, mainland Ecuador is also worth exploring with its stunning mountain vistas, colonial history, traditional communities and vibrant local culture.
The soundtrack to Ecuador is a collection of South America's greatest hits; the crunch of leaves under foot as an exotic animal wakes from its afternoon slumber, the piercing cries of colourful birds in the misty Amazon, the bellows of far-off smoldering volcanoes and the rhythmic clatter of sluggish trains rumbling along rickety mountain-side tracks.
There's the gentle ripple of Pacific coast waves lapping a tranquil golden beach, the flutter of pigeon wings in a leafy colonial era square, the hauntingly beautiful harmonies of traditional Andean music and the hustle and bustle of markets in sleepy hillside villages. Ecuador is a mosaic decorated with colonial gems and packed with miles upon miles of verdant rainforest. Best of all though, are the magnificent Galápagos Islands waiting to be discovered offshore, taking you closer to nature and friendly wildlife, than you ever thought possible.
We invite you to browse our selection of Ecuador and Galapagos holidays below. These itineraries have been carefully planned by our destination specialists to optimise your time and provide a deeper perspective on Ecuador.
14 Nights from £8,533 €9,339 $10,092
This tour includes the Amazon rainforest, a Galapagos cruise to experience the stunning friendly wildlife and an insight into the colonial charm of Quito, high in the mountain…
19 Nights from £5,950 €6,240 $6,735
Close encounters with friendly wildlife on the Galapagos Islands cruise and experience fascinating cultures in the exuberant rainforest and by the volcanoes on the Andean moun…
14 Nights from £5,928 €6,213 $6,706
Visit the mountain villages with local markets, along the Avenue of Volcanoes, high in the Andes. Take a cruise in the Galapagos Islands to observe the abundant friendly wildl…
13 Nights from £2,227 €1,772 $1,895
We explore the exuberant rainforest from the comfort of a boat travelling on the Napo River. admire Andean landscapes and the Pacific coast with Isla Plata teeming with wildli…
Ninos Galapagos Tour
13 Nights from £4,800 €4,860 $5,240
Close encounters with tame wildlife are a unique experience for youngsters to develop an appreciation of the natural world. Doing so with family builds a bond for life.
9 Nights from £4,693 €4,731 $5,100
The essential tour of the Galapagos, and the quickest way to get to the islands to discover the wildlife.
Endemico Deluxe Tour
12 Nights from £5,995 €6,294 $6,793
Combine the colonial splendour of Quito and the exuberance of the cloud forest with a deluxe island hopping experience in the enchanted islands of the Galapagos archipelago.
13 Nights from £4,589 €4,606 $4,965
Immerse yourself in Ecuador's landscapes and local markets; cruise into the remote Amazon Rainforest, drive through the Amazon of the Volcanoes and ride a switchback train dow…
17 Nights from £5,394 €5,573 $6,012
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and experience the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region. Option to continue to Lake Titicaca, La Paz and the stunning setting of Rio de…
17 Nights from £7,597 €8,217 $8,876
Cruise the Galapagos Islands for close encounters with friendly wildlife, combined with the landscapes of the Andean mountains, colonial heritage and ancient Inca civilisation…
15 Nights from £6,450 €6,840 $7,385
Combine an expedition cruise into the Ecuadorian Amazon with the colonial splendour of Andean cities and Peru's magnificent Inca citadels.
'All the guides we had were excellent. We were contacted by phone twice by Veloso Tours' representatives who checked if we were satisfied and offered assistance if required.'
'We really enjoyed our holiday, especially with our guides: They take care of us, and made us feel special and welcome. Our trip went well and everyone was professional: Excellent services.'
'All the hotels were excellent: Good varied selection. All guides and transport were good. We were satisfied with everything.'
'Our guide in Quito, Gabriel, and Mauricio in the Andean Landscapes area were excellent, knowledgeable, punctual, reliable and very flexible. Our guide Lena in the Amazon was outstanding.'
'Our guides were very good. Bethsheila Pinto in Cusco was very good and Maria Esther Segura in Quito excellent.'
'The entire journey was absolutely seamless and everyone turning up without hiccup. So far everything has worked like clockwork and our guides have been prompt, attentive and very knowledgeable.'
'All our guide were exceptional, sharing their enthusiasm and their knowledge of their countries. In Peru, Fernando and Henry were amazing and make our trip unforgettable."
'All our guides were well qualified with excellent English, especially Fernando in Cusco and David on the Galapagos. Our trip was fascinating and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you.'
'Our holiday through Veloso was a real luxury tour for us. We felt safe at every moment and confident with our drivers. Guides were all efficient, helpful. It was a pleasure to spend time with them.'
'Our guides: Marvin in Lima, Fernando in Cusco & Maria in Quito, were excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We can’t thank them enough for making our holiday such a memorable time for all.'
'Our holiday was very satisfactory and exceeded our expectations. Guides were knowledgeable and the Galapagos Cruise was amazing.'
Language: Spanish, Quechua - Capital: Quito - Time Difference: GMT -5 Hours - Flying time from UK: 14H 45M one stop - Currency: US Dollar
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