The Ecuadorian Amazon can be explored via specialist lodges or cruises, bringing you closer to nature and giving an authentic insight into life in the world's biggest rainforest.

The world’s largest rainforest dominates the Eastern half of Ecuador, but despite its immense scale, it is easily accessed from the capital Quito.

Upon arrival, visitors canoe along narrow creeks to their eco-lodges or cabins within the heart of the Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve, perhaps the most bio-diverse place on earth. Here there are hundreds of varieties of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, plus thousands of different plant and tree species.

Days are spent visiting local Amazonian tribes to learn about their traditions and lifestyle and exploring the jungle with expert guides, helping to place this enormous place into context as they lead you on jungle hikes and identify the resident bird-life in the thick forest canopies. For those looking for a more relaxing experience, you can drift down the Napo river on a beautiful riverboat.

Suggested tour:

Manatee Cruise - Cruise the Amazon at a slow pace aboard this magnificent riverboat, stopping to hike and canoe en-route along the Napo river

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The Pichincha Tour - Holidays to Ecuador

Ecuador

Pichincha Tour

14 Nights from £5,040 €5,148 $5,552

This tour includes the Amazon rainforest, a Galapagos cruise to experience the stunning friendly wildlife and an insight into the colonial charm of Quito, …

The Pichincha Tour
Tours in Ecuador

14 Nights from £5,040 €5,148 $5,552

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight from London to Quito

    Day 2 - Tour to Otavalo Market

  2. Day 3 - Transfer to Amazon Lodge

    Day 4-5 - Guided excursions & activities at the Amazon Lodge

    Day 6 - Transfer to Quito

    Day 7 - Tour of Quito

  3. Day 8 - Flight to Galapagos Islands and board yacht

    Day 9-14 - Guided excursions & activities at the Galapagos Islands

    Day 15 - Flight back to the mainland. Return flight home

    Day 16 - Arrive back home

The Primavera Tour - Quito - Holidays to Ecuador

Ecuador

Primavera Tour

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 volcanoe…

The Primavera Tour
Tours in Ecuador

19 Nights from £5,950 €6,240 $6,735

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Flight London to Quito

    Day 2 - Otavalo and Quito City Tour

  2. Days 3-6 - Amazon Lodge & excursions

    Day 7 - Return to Quito for 1 night

  3. Day 8 - Tour of Cotopaxi Volcano

  4. Day 9 - Ingapirca and Cuenca

    Day 10 - Gualaceo Valley

    Day 11 - Cuenca Tour and Cajas National Park

    Day 12 - Cajas National Park

  5. Days 13-19 - Galapagos cruise with daily guided excursions

    Day 20 - Travel back to UK

The Esmeralda Tour - Machalilla National Park - Holidays to Ecuador

Ecuador

Esmeralda Tour

13 Nights from £2,226 €1,771 $1,893

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…

The Esmeralda Tour
Tours in Ecuador

13 Nights from £2,226 €1,771 $1,893

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Traveling to Quito

    Day 2 - City tour

    Day 3 - Tour to Otavalo Market

    Day 4 - At Leisure

  2. Days 5-8 -  Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise

  3. Day 9 - Machalilla National Park

    Day 10 - Isla de la Plata

    Day 11 - Archeological Museum and Los Frailes Beach

    Day 12 - Free to explore

    Day 13 - Ayampe River Rainforest

    Day 14 - Tour in Guayaquil and departure

The Ninos Galapagos Tour - Holidays to Ecuador

Ecuador

Ninos Galapagos Tour

13 Nights from £4,799 €4,858 $5,238

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 b…

The Ninos Galapagos Tour
Tours in Ecuador

13 Nights from £4,799 €4,858 $5,238

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Traveling to Quito

    Day 2 - Quito City Tour

    Day 3 - Quito at leisure

    Day 4 - Otavalo Market

  2. Days 5-11 - Galapagos Islands Cruise

    Day 12 - Departure