A tour of Ecuador is a must if you love variation and flora and fauna. During our Ecuador tours you’ll discover the most beautiful and diverse landscapes including the Amazon jungle, impressive volcanoes and the Galápagos Islands. It's not all about the wonderful nature though. The colonial cities and the colourful locals will make a lasting impression on you as well. When you travel in Ecuador you’ll discover the real beauty of the country while travelling from one breath-taking sight to the next.
During your travels in Ecuador you mustn’t miss Quito. This old capital with its narrow alleys, markets, monasteries and baroque churches exudes a colonial atmosphere. The historical centre of Quito is reason enough to travel to Ecuador as it is designated a Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO. Visit the museums and churches or take the cable car to a height of 4.000 meter on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano and enjoy the breath-taking view of the city. Ecuador is the land of volcanoes as it sits on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’. You will encounter Cotopaxi Volcano where you can discover the slopes on foot or on horseback and Chimborazo Volcano where an optional mountain biking excursion comes highly recommended! Talking of outdoor activities, the town of Baños is also included in your tour and this is adventure central. Make your choice from mountain biking, white water rafting or horse riding before resting-up in the thermal baths.
No tour through Ecuador can omit a visit to Otavalo. This city is situated more towards the North than Quito and known for its sprawling Indian market. The surroundings of Otavalo are great for taking walks and excursions to volcanoes, crater lakes and lovely traditional villages. The beautiful colonial city of Cuenca has some charming squares, churches and small stalls selling locally crafted goods. From Cuenca you have the possibility to take a trip into the El Cajas National Park which is perfect to acquaint yourself with the various plant life and in a lovely setting.
Nature lovers will have the time of their life in Ecuador. The country is divided into 4 zones: the coastal zone, the Andes, the Amazon region and the Galápagos Islands. The last three zones are especially breath-taking. The wild Amazon jungle is a genuine highlight of your tour through Ecuador. In the evenings, you’ll enjoy a symphony of jungle noises… an unforgettable and adventurous experience. You can go bird-watching on the Isla de la Plata, also called the Little Galápagos and home to frigate birds, blue-footed boobies and albatrosses.
The tours of Ecuador are immensely colourful. Bold trees, blue rivers, colourful native tribes, exotic animals, rainbows hovering next to waterfalls, volcanoes changing colour, snowy mountaintops… you’re in for sensational views and lasting memories. Choose one of Shoestring's Ecuador tours!