Ecuador is located along the west coast of South America and borders Colombia and Peru. The country would be perfect for nature and adventure travellers with plenty of outdoor and hiking spots, the most famous of which is the Galapagos Islands located around 1000km off the mainland.
Although famous for the Galapagos Islands, which is one of the best nature reserves in the world, Ecuador also has many other top places around the country to see. Such as Mindo Valley where you can enjoy jungle walks, as well as Sangay National Park known for its diverse landscapes. Of course the capital Quito would also be an ideal place to start your visit where you can enjoy its wonderful and picturesque architecture, as well as embrace the culture of the city.
Read some of our articles below to help you to discover Ecuador and the best places to go. You’ll also find accommodation maps, activities and tours to help plan your trip.
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Ecuador hotel map and accommodation
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Top tours and activities in Ecuador
Here are some of the best activities that you may like for Ecuador. These are provided through our partners. You can also use the blue-button a little below where you can be more specific with your search, including adding your dates, filtering by type of tour and many more options.
Ecuador guided and specialist tours
You’ll find lots of multi-day and specialist tours available through G Adventures. These tours can help you explore some of the best destinations on the mainland, such as Cotopaxi, the Amazon Jungle and Quito, as well as to visit the stunning Galapagos Islands. Below is an example of one of the tours.
The best tours tend to be for around 7 days or more, and often include your internal transport, accommodation, certain meals, guided tours and more. They are perfect if you’re not keen on organising everything yourself.
Below are services for finding transport. You can start searching for flights through a site such as Skyscanner.
Here are some other services that can help you get around, such as by using trains, buses and cars.
- RentalCars - For car hire
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