Ecuador holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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Ecuador highlands tour & Galapagos cruise
Experience Ecuador's stunning highlands and the Galapagos, from 4998 - 5278 (16 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $5755 (16 days) ex flights
Ecuador and the Galapagos holiday
Villages rainforest and wildlife, from 2476 (14 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
A First Class wildlife cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles', from 3572 - 4372 (12 days) inc UK flights
Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center
A luxurious eco-lodge in wildlife rich Ecuadorean Amazon, from 846 (4 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from 1999 (8 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands holiday
An 11-day journey straddling the centre of the world, from 2800 (11 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from 3495 - 3825 (7 days) ex flights
Climb Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Mountaineering in Ecuador, climb Cotopaxi, from 682 (6 days) ex flights
Ecuador wildlife holiday
For the conscious traveler eager to learn about Ecuadorian conservation., from US $5499 (20 days) ex flights
Ecuador and Amazon holiday
A journey of discovery and exploration, from 849 (16 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity holiday
Trek, bike, kayak and snorkel on this fantastic adventure, from 1695 (8 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to Ecuador
A short tour that includes the main highlights of Ecuador, from 850 (13 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruises
Cruise the Galapagos Islands on sailing boats and yachts, from 1321 - 2830 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Excellent selection of small and midsize Galapagos cruises, from 1970 - 3143 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
An active Galapagos Islands adventure holiday, from 2135 - 2321 (10 days) ex flights
Ecuador adventure holiday
Delve deep into indigenous culture, from 729 - 799 (18 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
Combine superb hiking with a spectacular wildlife cruise, from 4705 - 7105 (18 days) ex flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Experience Quito & the Galapagos Islands, from 2200 (11 days) ex flights
Quito to La Paz overland tour
5 week expedition across the Andes, from 2275 - 2530 (36 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos holiday, tailormade
Discover the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos, from 3550 - 6370 (16 days) ex flights
Galapagos multi activity holiday
An amazing adventure Galapagos Multi-sports, from 1995 (7 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos holiday
An inspirational tour combining Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos, from 4818 - 5178 (15 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos Islands holiday
Home to many interesting species of endemic wildlife, from 3872 - 4422 (17 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos tailor made adventure holiday
Explore Galapagos Islands; active tour and cosy hotels, from 1164 (9 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos Island holiday
South America's archaeological and natural jewels, from 4422 - 4722 (17 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos 2 week cruise, Ecuador
The ultimate Galapagos wildlife cruise, from 5072 - 5472 (19 days) inc UK flights
Peru and Galapagos cultural holiday
Ultimate highlights tour of Peru and the Galapagos Islands, from 4183 (20 days) ex flights
Ecuador tours, Andes and the Amazon
Experience Ecuadorian culture, cloudforest wildlife & the Amazon, from 1910 (14 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos community volunteering for 16-18 year olds
4 -week school expedition volunteering in stunning Ecuador, from 4480 (4 weeks) inc UK flights

103 reviews for Ecuador holidays4 star overall rating

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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 1999 excluding 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 846 including domestic flights only
Galapagos cruises
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
Visiting one of the most unique places left on earth, and seeing how protective tours and the park authorities are keeping it that way, were most memorable. Amazing and excellent - truly a trip of a lifetime, and one of the few times one can genuinely use the word 'awesome'. (more)Ayesha Kyari
From 1321 - 2830 excluding flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
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
Fantastic -it was everything we expected. Sometimes reality does not meet expectations but not so this time and we are both fairly well travelled. Everything went like clock work. (more)Jennifer Parks
The view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate after a gruelling 4-day trek and the tameness of the animals in the Galapagos were the most memorable parts. (more)Glenys France
From 4705 - 7105 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
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
Snorkelling with the wonderful under-sea creatures - as well as scores of beautiful fishes, I swam with marine iguanas and sea turtles. Plus the kayaking was a high point for me. (more)Camilla Reeve
From 2135 - 2321 including domestic flights only
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
Quito to La Paz overland tour
Memorable parts? Trekking the Inca trail was fantastic, it exceeded all my expectations. The porters were superhuman and the tour leaders superb. It is the best experience I have had so far. Tips? Listen to the safety tips of your tour leaders regarding valuables. Things did go missing on public transport with some of my travelling buddies. Local benefits? We visited local communities and bought direct from them. Stayed with families to experience their daily life. Overall... (more)Yuetmui Chung
From 2275 - 2530 excluding flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
Memorable parts? For me, each new encounter with an animal/bird/sea creature I had not seen before - or only in a zoo/at a distance - was exciting. I also enjoyed snorkelling from some beaches and seeing the wealth of fish/creatures below me(the turtles especially) The sulphur mines were also fascinating - if smelly! Tips? Bring your own snorkelling gear and check it fits well. (There is far more snorkelling on this trip than I had realised.)You can hire it but it is difficult to... (more)Karen Morrow
From 3572 - 4372 including UK 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
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
I loved the Quichua Homestay... learning their traditions and experiencing life in the jungle. They are wonderful, warm people who seem naturally shy whilst very honest and giving...This was an experience as well as a holiday. I loved it. (more)Amber Bauer
From 849 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 5072 - 5472 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 729 - 799 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 1645 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 1695 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 1295 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 2299 - 2699 including UK flights
Galapagos conservation projects
Flying over San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos then landing on the tiny airstrip right by the sea and seeing unique plants and animals for the first time that I had only seen in books or in documentaries was the most exciting part. (more)Sue Gardner
Most memorable? Swimming with sea lions but a close second was the community of people that is jatun sacha. (more)John Sheehan
From 1195 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 3295 excluding flights
Volunteer with children in Ecuador
Memorable parts? The people I met definitely made my trip unforgettable. Tips? Just to relax and enjoy. Local benefits? I think so as I collaborated in a very nice project for children in there and tried to be as environment friendly as possible. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Raquel Orcajo Miranda
From 749 excluding 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 2775 - 3050 including UK flights
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 4345 - 4555 excluding flights
South America overland expedition, Andino
Memorable parts? Uyuni Salt Flats as it was amazing and of course Machu Pichu... despite climbing and barely seeing it from the Sun Gate, the clouds eventually lifted and we were able to get some gorgeous photos one of which I have attached. I also loved the town of Cuzco and Punta Sal in Peru. Tips? On this trip you would meet loads of travellers which I thought was good as you were able to share experiences and learn about people and their life choices! The most important thing... (more)Roxanne Glaud
From 2822 excluding flights
Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos vacation
Fantastic. Great crew and guide. Wildlife unbelievable. (more)Frances Kidd
Most memorable was the opportunity to see close-up the most wonderful selection of animals and birds. (more)David Weller
From 2249 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 $2190 - US $2390 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 217 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Ecuador
10 out of ten. Our guide was Richard Anchante. He was excellent, unfailingly helpful, full of local info and stories and very good English. Please commend him to the operator. (more)Barbara Wagstaff
The holiday was very interestingwe have seen many places, from Quito to Cuenca and the Amazon rainforest....the most memorable or exciting part of my holiday were the views seen while travelling by the quite comfortable public busses (more)Halina Siemiginowski
From 850 excluding flights
Ecuador activity holiday
Memorable parts? Wildlife - birds, dolphins, turtles, snakes, Jesus lizard. Tips? At altitude, acclimatise. In sea, be careful of sting rays - take copies of documents. Local benefits? Yes-very much. A proportion of money goes directly to conservation. Also, much of my trip was eco tourist focused and I ate and spent locally. Overall rating? Brilliant - an unexpected bonus was the social democratic ideas in Ecuador-they can teach us a lot. Ecuador is incredibly diverse,... (more)Phil Madden
From 796 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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