Travel Ecuador with us
The second smallest country of South America offers diversity second to none. An Ecuador adventure tour takes you from the tropical cloud forest of the Amazon Jungle to the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, and from the colourful crafts market of Otavalo to the bustling colonial city of Quito with its beautifully preserved Spanish architecture, there is plenty to see and do here. Enjoy meeting the colourful local indigenous population on local buses and see how they live in the lovely towns and villages we pass along the way. Our Ecuador adventure tours visit the Amazon rainforest for a unique trip into this rich and diverse ecosystem. In Baños, which means “baths” in Spanish, enjoy a soak in the thermal springs or hike in the surrounding hills with its wonderful mountain views and array of adventure activities.
Get up close and personal with some of the world’s tamest and most unique animals on a Galápagos Island cruise. The unique wildlife may include birds like blue-footed and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas which can be seen diving into the waves to eat algae or sea lions which show no fear of humans and are often happy swimming with you as you snorkel. An Ecuador adventure tour never fails to please so don’t miss a visit to this fascinating country.
Major Cities and Towns in Ecuador
Ecuador's capital city is Quito located in the central/north-west of the country. Its narrow labyrinthine alleys, picturesque churches, plazas, museums and markets make it a popular destination and the most common first stop on a trip to Ecuador. North of Quito is the market town of Otavalo
which has hosted one of the most important Andean markets for hundreds of years. South of Quito, Ecuador's most spectacular volcanoes are located including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Near here is the popular spa town Baños
and further south is the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
. From Cuenca
it is possible to visit the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. The eastern third of the nation is called the Oriente
and contains much of Ecuador's biodiversity, Andean mountain ranges and jungle. Many of the cities and towns here service the oil industry and are not particularly picturesque. The jungle town of Tena is a popular adventure spot and welcoming backpacker spot, as is the spa town of Baños
. On the coast, Guayaquil is Ecuador's most populous city and major port and there are a number of surf and resort towns including Salinas and Atacames.