Central + South America
Explore colonial cities and otherworldly cloud forests
Ecuador is a very special destination and visitors always leave with a renewed appreciation of the brilliance of nature. With its fascinating Spanish colonial cities, spectacular Andean scenery, Amazonian rainforest and rich, indigenous culture, we consider it one of South America’s most exciting destinations.
Some of the best jungle lodges in South America are located in the Ecuadorian Amazon and a stay here combines well with a few days in a family-run colonial hacienda in the Northern or Southern Sierras, where we have discovered some lovely, small lodges in areas with wonderfully few visitors.
Getting it right every time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary, adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
Stories from Ecuador
"In the jungle I saw inter alia 53 bird species. The alia included 7 monkey species, a couple of anacondas, a boa constrictor and numerous unlikely insects, not least a staggeringly lovely iridescent morph butterfly at the end of its life. After that, in the northern Sierra, coastal plain and Galapagos, I saw another 73 bird species (my father would be envious) together with multitudinous mammals, fish and reptiles, including the famous and stuffed Lonesome George."
"An enormous thank you for the incredible trip that you organised for me to Ecuador. The entire trip was wonderful, from the pretty Hotel del Parque to the Theory to the gorgeous Zuleta, which I fell in love with. What a lovely place, and what gorgeous people. It's so rare to find places like that anymore, that still reek of history and family, so it was extremely special.”
"Every single step of our beautiful travel in Ecuador went very, very well! We all had a very relaxing time and could enjoy every single day (even the travel days to and from these distance places). We did many trips in the past years, however, the support in the preparation and the organisation by you and your team were very professional and also personal, probably the best we had so far!"
"The dust is settling and I have the time to think back on our wonderful trip. Honestly, I cannot think of a thing that I would have done differently. We had a fantastic time at the hacienda. The countryside was beautiful, and the horse-riding and rope climbing was a brilliant challenge for some of our group. It was good that we had those few days before we went on the boat, as it gave everybody a chance to settle in and catch up on sleep before we flew to the Galápagos Islands. And the boat was absolutely sensational. Every member of the staff was courteous, helpful and good at his or her job. Our guide, Camilo, was just the best. He was charming, knowledgeable and efficient. The staff on the boat were extremely accommodating, the food was delicious and we saw animals that we had never seen before, including penguins, flamingos, sharks and manta rays."
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