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Explore Ecuador

Award-winning Travel Designer & Ecuador expert Eric Sheets helps craft your ideal Ecuador travel experience. Contact him today to start planning your trip.


Personalized Galapagos Trips

We custom craft the finest Galapagos cruises and land tours with luxury villas and hotels with the top guides on the islands to create an exceptional Galapagos experience.

Amazon + Andes + Galapagos

Experience three mega-destinations noted for exceptional biodiversity, wildlife, and natural beauty on one amazing trip: "Ecuador Nature In Style"

Award-Winning Ecuador Travel Planning

Mix and match between the Galapagos Islands, Amazon rainforest and Ecuador's Andes mountains to create  a custom designed dream trip.

Travel to Ecuador with Latin Excursions

Between the dense jungles of the Amazon, the towering peaks of the Sierra highlands, and the sun-kissed coast, Ecuador has a dream trip for everyone – and a short flight will bring even more adventure in the Galapagos Islands!

With offices in Ecuador, Latin Excursions knows Ecuador like few international boutique tour operators possibly can.

Ecuador is a world class destination for nature lovers, adventure-seeking explorers, families, those looking to simply bask in the equatorial sun, and everyone in between.

Our Ecuador Tours


Pre-Designed Journey

Ecuador Nature in Style

14 Days/13 Nights

$9,800 /per person based 2 people

Quito, Andes, Amazon, Galapagos, Guayaquil

The Ultimate Nature Lover's Tour of Ecuador - Andes, Galapagos, Amazon. Explore the wildlife of Ecuador in style and comfort.

Pre-Designed Journey

Ecuador - Natural Wonderland

16 Days/15 Nights

$10,895 /per person, based on 2 people

Quito, Baños, Galapagos, Guayaquil

Visit the best of the Ecuadorian Andes and the Galapagos Islands on the Ecuador - Natural Wonderland tour.

Custom Journey

Galapagos For Less

5 Days/4 Nights

From $400/per person, per day on the mainland.

Galapagos

Work with award-winning Travel Designer Eric Sheets to create your dream trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Pre-Designed Journey

Best of Galapagos & Ecuador for Families

14 Days/13 Nights

$10,250 /per person, based on 2 people

Guayaquil, Galapagos, Andes, Quito

Treat your family to an adventure of diverse wildlife, landscapes, and life-changing experiences.

Hacienda Zuleta

Andes, Ecuador

Hacienda Zuleta is a charming 17th century luxury eco-farm about 2 hours from Quito that is the only working farm-stay location in the country. It is still owned by the family who originally settled ...

Galapagos Villa

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

This exclusive oceanfront residence in Puerto Ayora is the best option for luxury-minded travelers looking for a unique Galapagos adventure. Tailored to match group interests, and with a private ...

Destination Highlights:


In the heart of South America, high on the equator, lies a land of eternal spring and ever-blooming flowers, where the towering giants of green volcanoes brush playfully against white puffs of passing clouds drifting in the wind currents of the deep blue Andean sky. Below these clear skies where condors fly are lush agricultural valleys, sparkling lakes, colorful indigenous cultures and gracious haciendas that were once the backbone of Spanish colonial agrarian society.

The Galapagos Islands, a pristine wildlife paradise, are a natural laboratory and the cradle of Darwin's theories. According to those who have been lucky enough to explore them, they are a living record of evolution and give visitors a truly life-transforming experience.

Ecuador has all the elements one would expect to find in places like Tuscany and the Alps – breathtaking scenery, incomparable accommodations with historic architecture, and excellent cuisine – all in a uniquely tropical setting.

Of all the countries in Latin America, Ecuador allows you to see the most biodiversity in the closest proximity.

Less than a day of travel can take you to the Galapagos, along spectacular coasts on the mainland, through the majestic Andes, and into the deep mystique of the Amazon. Small and yet diverse enough to satisfy all tastes, Ecuador is full of cultural and geographical contrast. Beautiful indigenous markets in colonial towns adorn the landscapes dominated by the Andean cordillera, which divides the coast from the Amazonian rainforest.

The Culture & Activities of the Sierra Highlands

If markets, snow-capped volcanoes, mountains and lakes were not reason enough to visit the highlands of Ecuador, this area also has elegant colonial haciendas and colorful indigenous markets.

Apart from offering guests a rare insight into rural life, staying at a hacienda also gives guests the unique opportunity to go trekking, horseback riding and bird in the majestic highlands.

Our Ecuador tours include visits to local markets, like Otavalo, which is famous throughout the Andes for its handicrafts, textiles, and tapestries.

"The Ecuadorian people offer a brand of cultural interaction not found in many destinations," says respected travel writer David Noland. “Many of the native Americans here are descendants of the Inca (and many still speak Quechua, their original language); other mestizos are of mixed Native American and European ancestry. The fact that this area is less visited than some parts of Peru means that these Indians are much less jaded."

Visiting Quito

The historic capital city of Quito, with its well preserved colonial center, has been named a UNESCO world heritage site. This charming city has a spring-like climate all year round and is surrounded by mountains straight out of fairytales.

With its numerous luxury hotels, Quito is an excellent destination from which to base your explorations to the rest of the country. There are many popular one-day tours that you can do right from your Quito hotel and be back in time for dinner.

Our hand-crafted itineraries are an excellent way to experience these highland treasures first-hand.

The Avenue of the Volcanoes

To the south of Quito, the Avenue of the Volcanoes links the capital to the colonial cities of southern Ecuador, including architectural gems such as Cuenca.

Wild mountain scenery and indigenous villages, untouched by contemporary life, make for a fascinating journey into the past when travelling through these dramatic southern highlands.

The Amazon Rainforest

In stark contrast to the mountain provinces is the jungled Amazon rainforest. In Ecuador, it is more accessible than in any other Latin American country (only a half-hour flight or 5-hour drive from Quito).

Ecuador's rainforest is a vibrant mix of flora and fauna and dotted with excellent lodges that are dedicated to their environment’s conservation and practice responsible eco-tourism. We can help you coordinate the perfect Amazon getaway.

The Galapagos Islands

No trip to Ecuador would be complete, however, without a visit to the Galapagos Islands. Famous as the birthplace of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution for their rich and astonishing biodiversity, these sacred Islands have been attracting travelers for centuries.

The Galapagos are a great destination for cruise-lovers; but if you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, then there are also some excellent Galapagos boutique hotels that can give you an exceptional Galapagos experience.

Getting around Ecuador

Thanks to the recently overhaul and renovation of the highways, most of Ecuador is easily accessible. A drive of only a few hours north will bring you to the country's famed artisan market towns, full of native Ecuadorians proudly wearing colorful traditional clothes and selling their carefully hand-crafted designs.

A few hours west will bring you to the golden beaches that line the bronzed coast; and for those hoping to witness the forested landscape of the Amazon, it’s just a short ride to the “Oriente” or the East.

Don’t miss these Ecuador experiences:

  • Stay in historic haciendas in the quaint Sierra mountains
  • Dine on traditional Ecuadorian cuisine at family-friendly restaurants
  • Explore vibrant local markets, where modern artisans combine culture and authenticity in their handicrafts
  • Explore the rich sights and sounds of the pristine jungle from the comfort of an Amazon lodge
  • Visit a parrot clay lick to view spectacular wildlife such as a rainbow of birds and surprising giant otters
  • Take in the untamed majesty of the Yasuni National Park
  • Come face to face with playful sea lions and other marine life as you snorkel in the Galapagos Islands
  • Immerse yourself in the natural and human history of the Galapagos

Ecuador Media Gallery




Ecuador Discover and Explore Blog

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What City Was Just Named the 2013 Best Tourist Destination of South America?

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