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  • The Mitad del Mundo in Quito provides a great photo opportunity on all Ecuador tours

Located in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, Quito is the country’s capital city. At an elevation of 2,800 m (9,350 ft) above sea level, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world which can be experienced on an Ecuador vacation.

The area’s earliest inhabitants were the Quito people who gave the city its name. Quito became part of the Incan Empire, growing into a major city before the arrival of Spanish explorers early in the 16th century. The city was officially established, despite resistance from local inhabitants, by Spanish lieutenant Sebastián de Benalcázar in 1534. Roman Catholicism became the religion of the region and more than twenty churches were built during colonial times. During the 19th century, residents of Quito began to strive for independence resulting in the Battle of Pichincha. Victory in this battle marked Quito’s independence from Spain.

The city has continued to grow into the political centre of Ecuador. Recent years have witnessed massive restoration projects which have helped the city maintain its distinct character. Quito was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 to preserve its colonial convents and churches as well as its famed “Old Town”. This “Old Town” hosts around 130 monumental buildings that celebrate the city’s colonial heritage and is a favourite amongst visitors on Ecuador tours. Quito’s beautiful location coupled with an appreciation for its history makes it an incredible destination to explore.

Because of Quito's elevation and it's location on the equator, it is said the city enjoys eternal springtime.

 


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 an Ecuador vacation.

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!

 

Extend Your Trip

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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Quito, Ecuador

  • 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$ 4,790
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 2,496
    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$ 3,043
    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$ 4,700
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,504
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Banos & Antisana add on

    Expand your Ecuador tour with a few days in one of the country’s most exciting regions. Banos and Antisana 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:
    Stopovers/City Breaks
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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, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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$ 9,286
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C 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$ 3,938
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Explore a world of soaring birds, sunbathing iguanas, and magical green beaches on this brief journey to the Galapagos Islands. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy premium accommodations as you venture through the islands to see their highlights, including the Devil’s Crown and Chinese Hat.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,514
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, 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 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$ 2,677
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 4 Days (M/Y 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$ 2,656
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Venture through the biodiverse world of the Galapagos Islands to see soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and frolicking sea lions. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy world-class comforts and amenities as you head throughout the islands, exploring their volcanic landscapes and spotting their abundant wildlife.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,567
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/C 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$ 5,076
    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$ 3,702
    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$ 3,737
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days (M/Y 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$ 3,209
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    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$ 4,747
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 5 Days M/C 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$ 5,076
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Venture through a world of soaring frigate birds, dozing sea lions, and delightful penguins on this Galapagos Islands vacation. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and expert service as you visit the diverse Galapagos Islands and see highlights like the Green Beach and Dragon Hill.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,458
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 6 Days (M/C 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$ 5,952
    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$ 5,750
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C Endemic)

    Explore a magical world of soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and delightful penguins on this journey to the Galapagos Islands. Travelling aboard a luxurious yacht, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and expert service as you pass between the islands of the Galapagos, exploring this breathtakingly diverse ecosystem.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,240
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos 8 Days (M/C 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$ 9,330
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
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