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  • Quito
  • The Cloudforest
  • Cotopaxi Volcano

Ecuador is interestingly bisected by the equator. It basically consists of four geographical regions. Running through the centre of the country is La Sierra or Highlands which include the Andean mountain range and most tourist destinations. On the Pacific Ocean is La Costa or Coastal Plain with its tropical climate.

To the east is La Amazonia or the Amazon consisting of tropical rainforest. Then of course, located 1000 kilometres/620 miles off the coast of Ecuador are the renowned Galapagos Islands. The country was once populated by the Inca civilization of which much of its culture can still be seen.

The capital, Quito, the second highest capital after La Paz in Bolivia is situated at 2800 metres/9100 feet and is surrounded by volcanoes. It is also in certain areas, A UNESCO world heritage site. This refers mainly to the “Old Town” with its mixture of Colonial and Republican architecture, cobblestone streets and red tile roofs. It is the oldest and best preserved historical quarter in South America. It is also an area of craft shops, cafes and restaurants as well as many hotels.

To the north of this area is modern Quito with its contemporary infrastructure. A highlight in Quito is to take the cable car to the Pichincha Volcano rim where one can see the whole city spread out below as well as six other volcanoes.

Guayaquil is located on the Pacific coast and is a port and the commercial capital as well as the largest city. It is noted for its many parks and green spaces such as the Malecon Simon Bolivar. The area called Las Penas has a number of old colonial style buildings.

North of Quito reached by road is Otavalo famous for its indigenous markets as well as having cultural significance. It is here that the local Indians can be seen in their colourful, traditional dress. Every Saturday, the Mercado Artesanal takes place where one can purchase jewellery, clothing, Panama hats, wood carvings, paintings and much more. Not far from Otavalo are the Peguche Waterfalls, a place sacred to the local Indians as it has associations with old Inca legends.

Riobamba to the south in the central mountain corridor is Ecuador’s third largest city situated in a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains including Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest mountain at 6300 metres/20,500 feet. It is from Riobamba that one can take the Devil’s Nose train ride, known as the world’s most exciting train journey as it goes high up into the mountains and descends at a very steep gradient.

Cuenca, also in the central corridor is a UNESCO world heritage site with its colonial architecture. The imposing Cathedral with 3 domes and built in 885, looks over the main plaza.

To the east of the country is the Amazon region of Ecuador with its bio diverse ecosystem and home to many of the country’s indigenous population.

Located 1000 kilometres/620 miles off the coast of Ecuador are the Galapagos Islands, a national park and biological marine reserve made famous by Charles Darwin who first recognized their volcanic origin, and who understood the profound im­plications of this origin for the history of life.

The Galapagos consists of around 15 large islands and a number of smaller islands. The oldest of the islands are about 4 million years old and the youngest are still in the process of be­ing formed. The Galapagos Islands are considered to be one of the most ac­tive volcanic areas in the world. Nowadays, they are known for their unique and fearless wildlife such as giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, iguanas and many rare bird species. The best way to experience the islands is to take a cruise of which there is an excellent selection to suit all tastes and budgets.

Book one of our Ecuador tours today and experience the magic for yourself.

 

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Ecuador Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Ecuador.

Learn about the history and culture of Ecuador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Ecuador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Ecuador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Ecuador tours today!

 

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After your Ecuador vacation packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat: 4 Day

    Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Search for red howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy, brave the waters alongside piranha and witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,466
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat: 5 Day

    Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Walk along a suspended boardwalk to search for red howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy, witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls and spend a night beneath the Amazonian stars during a glamping excursion.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,013
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat: 8 Day

    Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Walk along a suspended boardwalk to search for adorable three-toed sloths, witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls and spend a night beneath the Amazonian stars during a glamping excursion.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,670
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Andes to Amazon

    Goway's Andes to Amazon, Ecuador visits Quito, the owls of Parque Condor, Cotopaxi National Park and Banos before exploring the Amazon river. Please Inquire.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,350
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Banos & Cotopaxi add on

    Expand your Ecuador tour with a few days in one of the country’s most exciting regions. Banos and Cotopaxi are known not just for their natural Andean beauty, but for the range of adventure activities on offer.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,310
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,185
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Colonial Ecuador

    The perfect one week tour to experience the delights of colonial Ecuador as well as be amazed at the breathtaking scenery including majestic towering active volcanoes. Visit the Equator, have lunches at special restaurants and enjoy an exhilarating train journey through the mountains.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,510
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 10 Days (M/Y Galapagos Sea Star)

    Enjoy luxury, privacy and comfort with six days aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and much more.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,004
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C Seaman)

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,727
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V Coral I)

    Spending 4 days on board the luxury yacht Coral I you’ll have the opportunity to see many of the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including Santa Cruz, Floreana, Espanola and Daphne.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,198
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V Cormorant)

    Enjoy 4 days on board the Cormorant, a brand new luxury catamaran. Each cabin hosts a private balcony that is perfect for viewing whales, dolphins, sea birds and spectacular scenery.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,766
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/V Legend)

    The Legend offers the amenities of a large cruise liner without sacrificing the intimacy of small craft. Spend 4 days on a first-class vessel exploring the sights of the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,976
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/C Seaman)

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,589
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V Coral I)

    Enjoy a 5 day cruise of the world famous Galapagos Islands while sailing aboard Coral I, a modern vessel but with classic beauty. See the sights by hiking, snorkeling and exploring.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,723
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V Cormorant)

    Spend 5 days on board the Comorant, a brand new luxury catamaran that provides excellent viewing opportunities of the incredible Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the unique wildlife available here.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,848
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V Legend)

    Enjoy 5 days sailing aboard the Legend, a luxurious first-class, 100-passenger vessel that will take you through the unique flora and fauna that makes the islands a haven for nature lovers.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,225
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/V Ocean Spray)

    Embark on a 5 day cruise of the stunning Galapagos Islands travelling aboard the Ocean Spray, a new luxury mega catamaran. See the highlights of this world famous and unique wildlife haven.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,848
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/Y Galapagos Sea Star)

    Enjoy luxury, privacy and comfort with six days aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and much more.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,509
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/V Ocean Spray)

    Enjoy 6 days discovering the incredibly unique Galapagos Islands. Spend your days visiting the many highlights and spend your evenings on board the Ocean Spray, a new luxury catamaran.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,684
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/Y Galapagos Sea Star)

    Enjoy luxury, privacy and comfort with six days aboard the Galapagos Sea Star. Explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands including stunning beaches, amazing wildlife and much more.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,469
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C Seaman)

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,279
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V Coral I)

    Spend 8 days uncovering the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands. You’ll have the opportunity to snorkel and hike while evenings are spent aboard Coral I, a stylish and luxurious yacht.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,095
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V Cormorant)

    Embark on an 8 day cruise of the Galapagos Islands, staying on board the Comorant, a luxurious catamaran. Enjoy the unique and incredible wildlife that makes these islands world famous.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,445
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V Legend)

    Experience the diversity of the Galapagos Islands as you spend 8 days sailing aboard the luxurious Legend. Take the time to get close to wildlife as you hike and snorkel around the islands.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,911
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/V Ocean Spray)

    Cruise through the Galapagos Islands, once visited by Charles Darwin and now a popular tourist destination. Days are spent exploring while nights are aboard the elegant Ocean Spray catamaran.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,739
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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