For most travellers journeying to South America for the first time, Ecuador is often a mere stopping-off point en route to the famed wildlife Mecca of the Galápagos Islands archipelago, possibly for a private Galapagos boat holiday. As a result, this small and immensely friendly country gets rather overlooked. However, in our opinion, an Ecuador luxury holiday is definitely worthy of your time and attention.

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Ecuador Family Holidays

Ecuador is a truly wonderful destination for a family holiday, even with younger children, as it is such an easy-going and friendly country with so much diversity in a relatively small space.
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The Amazon Basin

Share time with people from ancient Amazon forest cultures and discover the fascinating flora and fauna of the jungle, seeing this incredible region through the eyes of the people that live here.
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The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are quite unlike anywhere else on Earth; a unique wildlife showcase. With no natural predators, one is surrounded by endemic species of creatures in their hundreds.
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Riding in the Andes

Imagine riding amid high Andean peaks and through remote traditional villages on horseback, chatting to the local cowboys (chagras) and then taking a break for lunch at a beautiful ranch-house.
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Colonial Quito

Quito’s historical heart has had something of a renaissance in the last decade and its cobbled streets and tree-lined squares are a great place for soaking up the bustling atmosphere and exploring its ornate churches.
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Trekking Holidays

Ecuador’s dazzling mountain regions of the central highlands make for truly awe-inspiring trekking up to and around some of its iconic volcanic peaks such as Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui.
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Avenue of Volcanoes

Amid a stunning landscape of dramatic Andean peaks, explore traditional Quichua communities in this ‘land of the Ilamas’, discovering local haciendas, small villages and bustling traditional markets.
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Perched at 2550m above sea level, Cuenca is known for being one of South America's prettiest colonial cities. Definitely a rival to Quito for its beauty and grandeur, this Ecuadorian jewel is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Explore the artisan towns and famous market of Otavalo, each place specialising in a different craft from wood-carving, leather-work, weaving fine textiles and intricate figurines and ornaments made of dough.
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Ecuador's Pacific Coast

Ecuador’s Pacific coast is rugged and beautiful as well as mostly deserted, making it a wonderful, easily accessible choice for some beach relaxation as well as superb whale-watching in Machalilla.
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Mindo cloudforest

The cloudforest between the highlands and coast boasts stunning orchids, hummingbirds and other species in profusion including the famous cock-of-the-rock and the rare spectacled bear.
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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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