Ecuador is a land of immense contrasts and a true traveller's paradise with many varied and stunning landscapes. The snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano and long stretches of unspoilt coastline will take your breath away. Highlights on mainland Ecuador would have to be Amazon jungle, the Avenue of Volcanos, Devils Nose Railway and the lovely cities of Quito and Cuenca.
Together with its natural beauty, 12 hours of daylight, and an eternal spring climate, Ecuador has a fascinating cultural history dating back to pre-Inca times with subsequent Spanish colonial influences. With our in-depth, personal knowledge and superb ground agents we are able to offer a completely personalised and tailor-made service to suit both your interests and your pocket.
Ecuador straddles the Equator from where it derives its name and it has some of the tallest and most active volcanoes in the world. It is a gallery of stunning landscapes. From snow capped volcanic mountains to long stretches of unspoilt coastline and Amazon rainforest.
16% of Ecuadors land is made up of national parks providing tourists with great opportunities to spot mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Species inlude; llamas, pumas, hummingbirds and river dolphins.
Ecuador is considered a year round destination with conditions varying more with altitude and time of day than time of year. The most popular time of year to arrive is between June and September when conditions are drier and cooler with occasional fog.
International flights to Ecuador are via Madrid or USA. There is an extensive domestic flight network and private transfers in air conditioned vehicles. The Chiva Express offers an exclusive and unique way to travel through the Andean countryside and coastal lowlands.
Most visitors do not spend enough time on the mainland of Ecuador which is a shame as visiting the Amazon here, the local markets, the colonial city of Cuenca or travelling through the avenue of volcanoes on the Chiva Express are wonderful experiences.