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Ecuador holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Tailor-made land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from 3135 (10 days) ex flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
A First Class wildlife cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles', from 3699 - 3949 (12 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos cruises
Cruise the Galapagos Islands on sailing boats and yachts, from 1922 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos land based adventure holiday
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, from 2397 - 2762 (10 days) ex flights

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Galapagos adventure holiday
An active Galapagos Islands adventure holiday, from 2423 - 2556 (10 days) ex flights
Ecuador and Amazon holiday
A journey of discovery and exploration, from 760 - 999 (16 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos holiday, tailormade
Discover the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos, from 3595 - 6715 (16 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos holiday
An inspirational tour combining Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos, from 4388 (15 days) ex flights
Ecuador small group tour
Cultural tour of Ecuador and the Andes, from 1353 (8 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands holiday
An 11-day journey through the centre of the world, from 1600 (11 days) ex flights
Ecuador adventure holiday
Delve deep into indigenous culture, from 799 - 879 (18 days) ex flights
Teach disadvantaged children in Quito, Ecuador
Fantastic teaching project with underprivileged children, from 650 (7 days) ex flights
Climb Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Climb three stunning peaks, included Cayambe Volcano (5790m), from 916 (6 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Amazon wildlife holiday, Ecuador
The ultimate wildlife trip to the Amazon and Galapagos, from US $6190 (16 days) ex flights
Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center
A luxurious eco-lodge in wildlife rich Ecuadorean Amazon, from 1129 (4 days) ex flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Excellent selection of small and midsize Galapagos cruises, from 1970 - 3143 (8 days) ex flights
Ecuador holidays, Andes to Amazon
Ecuador's landscapes & wildlife, from 2329 - 2799 (15 days) inc UK flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Experience Quito & the Galapagos Islands, from 2200 (11 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $4500 - US $8400 (16 days) ex flights
Ecuador activity holiday
Join an active tour of Ecuador, from 1095 (7 days) ex flights
Ecuador horse riding tour
An exhilarating Andean adventure & bull roundup horse ride, from 2995 (12 days) ex flights
Peru & the Galapagos holidays, tailor made
The stunning ecosystems of the Amazon and the Galapagos, from 4200 (15 days) ex flights
Ecuador holiday, Darwin's Ecuador
From ecolodges rich in wildlife & markets to hiking, from 3595 - 3695 (16 days) ex flights
Andes & Amazon holiday in Ecuador
The best of mainland Ecuador - Andes to the remote Amazon, from US $4325 (15 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Inca Trail tour
Unique adventure of ancient sights & breathtaking beauty, from 3512 - 3970 (17 days) ex flights
Ecuador walking holidays, tailormade
Explore the heart of the Andes on fascinating day walks, from 2775 (15 days) ex flights
Galapagos 2 week cruise, Ecuador
The ultimate Galapagos wildlife cruise, from 5199 - 5549 (19 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos Islands cruise, all ages
Cruise the Galapagos Islands in 8 days, from 2999 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos tailor made holidays
An adventure in the Galapagos to see the amazing wildlife, from 2114 (8 days) ex flights

104 reviews for Ecuador holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Ecuador holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
Excellent. The guides, accommodation, food, wildlife was better than I had expected...our guides were all local and very good at their job. (more)Sam Taylor
The wildlife was just awesome! Even more amazing than we'd expected! The crew were fantastic - really friendly and welcoming and the guides were exceptional. (more)Christine Ennew
Most memorable was swimming with sea lions, but actually it was all brilliant. (more)Bryn Parry
From 2500 - 5000 excluding flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
It was the culmination of lifetime dream.......top of my 'bucket list'..... Definitely NOT to be missed......Fabulous !! (more)Sandra Clegg
Very well structured between 3 South American countries and 3 very different experiences. Wherever possible our guides made sure any benefits went back to the local community. (more)Bruce and Kerry Taylor
It was truly the holiday of a lifetime with unique experiences that i will treasure. That was helped by a very well organised crew and an inspirational guide who was in love with his islands. (more)Debbie Cowburn
From 4705 - 7105 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
This has to be one of my best trips ever!! Highly recommended! The Galapagos has to be on everyone's bucket list! (more)Mei Yoke Chan
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
From 2423 - 2556 excluding flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
Swimming with giant sea turtles and being woken up at 2.30am to watch a volcano erupt! Absolutely amazing! (more)Joanna Rapley
Very good. (more)Martyn Todd
For me, each new encounter with an animal/bird/sea creature I had not seen before was exciting. (more)Karen Morrow
From 3699 - 3949 including UK flights
Galapagos cruises
We had a fantastic group of people on board so I had a great time although traveling solo. I was very pleased with the itinerary of the cruise which really made the most of the days. During the week we got to see practically everything which honestly made it feel well worth the investment. (more)Sari Sironen
The first day arriving in Galapagos and seeing the sea turtles, snorkelling, swimming next to sealions was the most memorable part of this holiday. (more)Miss D.D
The most memorable parts were seeing and swimming with many of the wildlife including penguins, sea lions, dolphins. Driving through ocean surrounded by volcanoes on all sides. (more)Matt Hayden
From 1922 excluding flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Really there are no words to express how wonderful my holiday was. You have to experience it yourself to appreciate it...the most exciting part was seeing the animals on the Galapagos & swimming with the sea turtles. (more)Sy Schwartz
The most memorable part was swimming with sealions and turtles in the Galapagos. (more)Elaine Edmondson
From 1970 - 3143 excluding flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Memorable parts? All of it ! Surpassed expectations. Micromanagement by competent guides impressive. Just one guide did not speak adequate English ( on a boat tour ) Tips? Do not even clean teeth using local water. Sea water can be quite cold ( especially at Kicker Rock). Wet suit hire is cheap and advisable for some Good mosquito prophylaxis essential Local benefits? Cannot really comment - I fear for the Galapagos with plans to increase tourism dramatically (200,000 - 500,000... (more)Elizabeth Powell-Brett
From 3135 excluding flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Memorable parts? Swimming with sea-lions in the Galapagos. Tips? Don't delay! There wasn't anything I could fault. Local benefits? Yes - local guides were used in each city and also for the boat crew. The boat was classified as an eco-catamaran. Overall rating? Excellent. Very sad to have had to leave. (more)Sarah Hext
From 2200 excluding flights
Ecuador and Amazon holiday
This was a fantastic holiday. I loved all the hiking and learning about the wildlife and plants. The white-water rafting was special - spectacular views, adrenaline rush of riding down rapids and swimming with butterflies, hard to beat! (more)Nilakshi Banerjee
Staying in the jungle lodge - in the middle of nowhere was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Belinda Chavasse
The most memorable parts for me were rafting, tubing, the jungle hike and trip to the wildlife centre. (more)Mair Perkins
From 760 - 999 excluding flights
Galapagos 2 week cruise, Ecuador
Memorable parts? The fantastic wildlife. The friendly crew. The very knowlable guide. Tips? If travelling alone - pay the extra for your own cabin. Take as little as possible - you can always rinse things out & dry them! A couple of pairs of shorts or trousers & a couple of t-shirts, GOOD soled shoes & sandles. 60+ Sun block, Deet. AND CAMERA(s) Don't spend money on new clothes before you go! Local benefits? The locals certainly appeared to make the most of the tourist trade!!!!!!... (more)Margaret Dolan
From 5199 - 5549 including UK flights
Ecuador adventure holiday
Excellent itinerary....Benefitted local people - especially in two home stays (more)Dot Lemon
Tunguruhua Volcano erupting whilst in Banos, walking around Cuicocha Crater lake, climbing Chimborazo volcano and visiting a funny little rainforest island in Tena were the most memorable parts. (more)Rob Cooper
From 799 - 879 excluding flights
Ecuador small group tour
Memorable parts? Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? We covered a lot of different landscapes, activities, altitudes and environments in a relatively short time. Guide was excellent and flexible to meet our preferences. Excellent mix of history, culture, architecture, local crafts and industry, hiking, city vs. more remote areas, etc. Every day was different and new. Excellent trip. (more)Ellie Ehrenfeld
From 1353 excluding flights
Galapagos activity holiday
Memorable parts? The SEA LIONS are great encounters. Especially on San Cristobal Island being such close proximity with them on beaches is almost unheard of anywhere else in the world! That is a real specialty of the trip! Walking the Volcano surfaces on Isabel Island was amazing too! Tips? Organised tours don't seem to include the chance to be able to Scooba Dive with the Sea Lions or other sea life, so best to book that separately by extending your holiday by 1 day or skip the... (more)Anni Jancsek
From 1850 excluding flights
Overland tour to South America, Andes to the Amazon
Memorable parts? Hiking on a glacier, coming face to face with penguins in Punta Tomba, canyoning down a 40 metre waterfall, meeting all my new friends Tips? We had a great time, and made 21 new friends... but it is quite intense being with other people for such a long time... bring earplugs and ipod and a very very warm sleeping bag. Local benefits? Yes, we always took our rubbish with us, and were careful not to make a mess. Overall rating? Had an amazing time,... (more)Caroline Eccles
From 1785 excluding flights
Ecuador activity holiday
Excellent....Ecuador is a lovely country and well worth spending a week there before heading to the Galapagos. (more)Caroline Blagg
The most memorable part of the holiday was the wildlife - birds, dolphins, turtles, snakes, Jesus lizard...Ecuador is incredibly diverse, people genuinely interested, especially when "the only Gringo on the Bus!" and the operator is very efficient. (more)Phil Madden
From 1095 excluding flights
Ecuador holiday, Darwin's Ecuador
From the moment we stepped on to the canoe it all became a bit of an adventure. Our excellent local guide Delfin brought the forest to life with his tales of the living in the forest (more)Jane Rawson
The whole holiday was very very good and hugely enjoyable! The time at Bellavista cloud forest reserve was exceptional for me especially as I was able to go back for a few days after the group tour finished and do more walks on my own (saw a sloth even). (more)Alison Pelikan
From 3595 - 3695 excluding flights
Ecuador adventure holiday, tailor made
Fantastic!!!! The best parts were tubing down the Napo River Valley! Also, enjoyed tremendously all the laughter on the ropes course, the river rafting and the hospitality and GREAT FOOD. (more)lynn mahan
Absolutely superb from start to finish. The operator was outstanding in making us an itinerary which was perfect for the amount of time we had to spend there, and we loved working with them before, during and after our holiday. We felt that the range of experiences, activities and accommodations enabled us to really experience a bug chunk of Ecuador and its culture in only two weeks. (more)Cara Roberts
From 1395 excluding flights
Ecuador holidays, Andes to Amazon
The most memorable part of the holiday was the temples. 5 stars. (more)Rachel Furnell
A fabulous location, amazing tropical jungle surroundings, wonderful food and the adventure of walking through both primary and secondary jungle, not to mention the 2 hour trip downstream on the Napo River in a motorized canoe. (more)Susan Sargeant
From 2329 - 2799 including UK flights
Galapagos family holiday
We loved the holiday - it was the whole family's favourite to date and was made special because of the other families and the Guides, esp. in the Galapagos where Pedro, the local guide, was intelligent, fun and great with the children. (more)Vimty Muir
The most memorable part of our holiday was the unique wildlife, unafraid of humans - the seals especially. The local people were very friendly and worth spending money on to benefit their economy - children beautiful. (more)Barry A Clout
From 2803 - 3294 including UK flights
Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center
Most memorable was walking through the Amazon with one of the Sani guides (whose father happened to have established the Sani Lodge), in the rain, through the mud, finding the most incredible birds, reptiles, insects and plants. (more)Julia Saurazas
The tapir emerged from the forest and remained at the clay lick drinking water for an extended period of time. Simply remarkable. (more)Robert Roberto
We loved the Eco-lodge that we stayed at, the Napo Wildlife Center. It was beautiful, well appointed and our guides were absolutely top notch. We learned an incredible amount and got to experience a wonderful place with wonderful people. (more)Elizabeth Essner
From 1129 including domestic flights only
Ecuador and Galapagos holiday
Memorable parts? Zip-Lining in the Cloud Forest but the Galapagos was amazing. Tips? Definitely take a torch, wet weather clothing and a sense of humour. Local benefits? Yes, definitely. Overall rating? Brilliant but the cloud forest was a bit disappointing as we had continual rain and saw very few animals or birds. This also occurred in the Amazon. We were told by the operator that rain was minimal with short bursts. Obviously a joke. (more)Anne Goffin
From 5150 - 5480 excluding flights
Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge, Ecuador
Memorable parts? The dugout canoe ride to the lodge was quite memorable. We saw abundant wildlife along the way including various birds, monkeys, and butterflies. Tips? Don't forget your insect repellent and binoculars. Local benefits? Yes (more)Preet Mahal
From 225 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday with volunteering
A fantastic mix of meaningful volunteering work, organised activities and free time to do your own thing (more)Dot Lemon
The volunteering at foundation reserve is the most memorable as we get to contribute back to the Galapagos National Park as well as making new friends and understanding the objectives/ problems of conserving the Islands. (more)Lisa Teo
The most memorable part was discovering the beautiful Galapagos islands with their varied plants, birds and animals, differing from one island to another. (more)Kate Martin
From US $2490 excluding flights
Volunteer with animals in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador
Memorable parts? Getting close to wild animals and being "groomed" by monkeys. Tips? Take really old clothes and be prepared for normal standards of hygiene to go out the window. Local benefits? Yes - the animals but not the local people so much. Overall rating? Good. (more)Angela Loten
From US $840 - US $2840 excluding flights
Ecuador ecolodge accommodation
The most exciting part of the holiday would have to be the hike back from the Quilotoa Crater. Outstanding. (more)Jennifer Farrell
The inn was amazing and we took home a lot of ideas about how we would like to rework our house to emulate some of the environmentally responsible technology there. (more)Alice Noble
It is a hiker's paradise and the staff arrange for guides for hikers and those choosing to go by horseback. The facilities are gorgeous and home-cooked dinners are wonderful. (more)Sally Vogl
From US $35 - US $100 per person per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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