With its handsome colonial cities, rich cultural heritage, remarkable landscapes and extraordinary biodiversity, Ecuador is perhaps the perfect introduction to South America.
From the snowcapped peaks and rolling green foothills of the Andes, to the lush rainforests and indigenous communities of the Amazon, and the unrivalled wildlife of the Galapagos Islands - this is a country of staggering beauty and diversity.
Fall in love with Quito, Ecuador's photogenic capital city, with its beautiful colonial buildings, relaxed ambiance and dramatic mountain setting; and admire the faded beauty of Cuenca's 16th century architecture.
Explore vibrant local culture in Otavalo, famous for its colourful indigenous markets; and experience a series of hair-raising switchbacks as you ride the famous Devil's Nose Train, one of the world's great rail journeys.
Discover the astounding beauty and abundant flora and fauna of Ecuador's rainforests at the award-winning Napo Wildlife Center and eco-lodge; or tackle a hike of Ecuador's highest peak, the Chimborazo, or the world's highest active volcano, Cotopaxi.
And last but not least, head to one of the world's greatest environmental treasure troves, the Galapagos Islands, to cruise through this spectacular archipelago and discover the unique wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Take a look at our unique range of itineraries and join us as we explore this gem of South America.