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 £ 8,969 € 9,415 $ 11,557
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 £ 6,355 € 6,408 $ 7,897
Experience close encounters with friendly wildlife on a Galapagos Islands cruise, discover fascinating cultures in the Amazon rainforest and admire awe-inspiring volcanoes in…
14 Nights from £ 6,331 € 6,380 $ 7,863
Visit mountain villages with local markets, travel along the Avenue of Volcanoes high in the Andes and enjoy a cruise in the Galapagos Islands observing the abundant friendly…
13 Nights from £ 2,378 € 1,835 $ 2,329
Enjoy an inspiring Napo River cruise exploring the exuberant rainforest, admire Andean landscapes and discover Isla Plata on the Pacific coast teeming with wildlife. Observe h…
13 Nights from £ 5,126 € 4,995 $ 6,176
Close encounters with tame wildlife are a unique experience for youngsters to develop an appreciation of the natural world. Doing so with your family builds a bond and interes…
9 Nights from £ 4,982 € 4,829 $ 5,975
Explore Quito and cruise for 7-nights exploring the Galapagos Islands. Veloso Tours provides expert advice on the best ship and itinerary to perfectly fit your requirements
12 Nights from £ 6,402 € 6,462 $ 7,963
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 £ 4,890 € 4,723 $ 5,845
Experience Ecuador's landscapes and local markets, cruise in the remote Amazon Rainforest, discover the Avenue of the Volcanoes and journey on a spectacular mountain railway
17 Nights from £ 5,761 € 5,725 $ 7,065
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and explore the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region. Opt to continue to Lake Titicaca, La Paz and Rio de Janeiro
17 Nights from £ 7,997 € 8,297 $ 10,196
Cruise the Galapagos Islands for close encounters with friendly wildlife and be inspired by Andean landscapes, colonial heritage and ancient Inca civilisation
15 Nights from £ 6,888 € 7,021 $ 8,643
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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