Ecuador Family HolidaysEcuador 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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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.
The central part of the country, which follows the spine of the high Andes, enjoys a wonderful spring-like climate year-round. From here you can explore traditional Quichua-speaking villages, beautifully restored colonial-era cities, rural markets and national parks set along the stunning Avenue of the Volcanoes before perhaps continuing your journey to discover the spectacular wildlife haven that is the Galapagos Islands, with our Galapagos private holidays.
The traditional ranches or haciendas of the Cotopaxi National Park offer some excellent riding for the perfect South America riding holiday, walking or trekking in South America, and general R&R in amongst the rolling hills, and serve tasty home-cooked traditional cuisine using farm-fresh organic produce.
In the east lie vast tracts of pristine tropical rainforest, which are still home to fiercely proud and traditional indigenous communities, who strive to retain their ancient culture and traditions in the face of modern development. Heading west towards the coast on your Ecuador luxury holiday, the climate gradually warms as the plains descend in altitude, forming rich, dense cloud forest, which is home to some spectacular birdlife, including the resplendent bright-red cock-of-the-rock. Finally you reach the hot equatorial coast, with its mangrove-fringed beaches, local rustic lodges and whale-watching opportunities, perfect for Ecuador luxury holidays.
Allow us to share with you some of the wonderful experiences that this spectacular country has to offer. We only use top-notch guides, naturalists, ornithologists and anthropologists, whose in-depth knowledge and involvement with local people and communities will reward you with some truly unique cultural exchanges.
Your Ecuador luxury holiday plans will be made-to-measure to your exact requirements, and we’d be delighted to suggest some off-the-beaten-track haciendas and lodges for you to explore, where you’ll experience the genuine warmth of this country’s time-honoured hospitality.
We would love to hear from you. To find out more about tailormade luxury holidays in Ecuador, or to obtain inspiration for a holiday, please contact us by phone or e-mail, or complete our online enquiry form.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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