It’s true that you shouldn’t go to Ecuador without seeing the Galapagos Islands; they really are as astounding as David Attenborough tells us they are. But don’t go to the Galapagos without seeing mainland Ecuador.
Here is a country that will offer some of the most beautiful rainforests in South America alongside dramatic Andean Mountain ranges, cobalt lakes in volcanic craters and misty cloud forests that surround its pretty colonial capital city Quito.
the insider experience
Explore the secrets of mainland Ecuador that so many people miss
Exclusive hire of our favourite boats in the Galapagos with a hand-picked crew and world-class conservationists
Wild riding adventures to explore the remote corners of the Andes from the saddle