Compact and diverse, Ecuador is like a tasting menu for South America. There are Andean mountains, complete with glacial volcanoes. At Otavalo, site of the largest market in South America, Ecuador's numerous indigenous groups come to barter for both crafts and staples. There are Amazonian jungles and charming colonial cities, like cobblestoned Cuenca. Best of all, all these flavours are packed together, so you can be in the jungle in the morning and at the foot of a glacier by the evening. Ecuador also has one gem found nowhere else: the pristine and fragile Galapagos islands, made famous through the writings of Charles Darwin.
Galapagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN)
Want more Galapagos? Extend your stay by adding this 4-day adventure. See a different side of the Galapagos from your base on the archipelago's largest island, Isabela. Hike to a giant volcanic crater, visit a tortoise breeding centre and shark resting ground—and stop at the site of the island's former penal colony. Along the way spot flamingos, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas. Snorkel Isabela's palm-lined beaches.
Highlights: Visiting the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, Swimming and snorkelling in paradise, Hiking up Sierra Negra Volcano - the second largest volcanic crater in the world
MyStyle Quito 4-Day- Standard (TSEQM4N)
Do Ecuador’s capital your way! Choose from various MyStyle optional activities and create a Quito itinerary that's perfect for you. Some of the many options: Visit the equator and watch drain water switch directions; shop till you drop at the continent's biggest indigenous market; bike down from snow-covered Cotopaxi volcano; go wildlife and bird spotting in a cloud forest; pamper yourself at a natural hot spring spa; skirt volcanic craters by horseback; take Spanish lessons and much more!
Ecuador Multisport (SEEM)
Speed is the watchword for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you’ll bike Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Baños and much, much more. Best of all, you’ll always travel with an experienced and passionate CEO who knows the quickest and most scenic routes to wherever you’re headed. Remember, you’re here for a great time, not a long time; slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet and hit the road/trail/surf!
Highlights: Whitewater rafting in the Amazon, trekking to an active volcano, soaking in mountain hot springs, speeding down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike.