Ecuador

ecuadorian woman with farms in background

Diversity and history at the palm of your hand

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 Galápagos Islands, made famous through the writings of Charles Darwin.

Featured blog posts

48 Hours in… Quito

March 3, 2015, 3:07 p.m.

Got 48 hours in Quito? Take it outside with writer and photographer Greg Snell as he shares his favourite ways to maximize your time in the world's second highest capital city.

Next Time You Travel, Move Right In

Feb. 23, 2015, 4:41 p.m.

Slow down. Breathe. Stay in one place. Experience the surrounding area like someone who lives there. G Adventures’ own Leah Griffin takes the time to explain our Local Living trips.

Instagrams of the Week: Galápagos Islands

Feb. 20, 2015, 5:19 p.m.

Our Instagrams of the Week make it clear that wildlife and landscape remain the stars of the show in the Galápagos Islands. And we wouldn't want it any other way

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