See the best of Ecuador with this complete travel package to some of the country’s most captivating destinations.
You’ll being your adventure on mainland Ecuador in the country’s capital of Quito. Enveloped by Andean peaks, the city is renowned for its beauty in as much as its colonial charm. Stroll through the cobbled streets of its historic center while visiting important religious and cultural monuments or simply relax in a flower-filled garden. The trendy Mariscal Sucre district has countless restaurants, bars, and shops, showing off a more modern side of Quito. About a 45-minute drive from the bustling metropolis is Mitad del Mundo, or Middle of the World, where the Equatorial Monument stands.
Cuenca is the next Andean gem you’ll explore. The city’s multicultural roots – pulling from Inca, Cañari, and Spanish influences – and its well-preserved colonial architecture has not gone unnoticed. In 1978, its historic center of Santa Ana de los Ríos was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The lovely Cajas National Park is located northwest of Cuenca. On a full-day tour, explore the park’s varying landscapes and chose between fishing, trail walks, bird watching, and observing the colorful flora and fuana.
Your journey continues to the Galapagos, located 600 miles off Ecuador’s coast, for a 5-day cruise. Everyday you’ll embark on new excursions to observe the rare wildlife, geographic diversity, and unprecedented beauty of various islands. Due to thousands of years of isolation and no contact with the outside world, the unique animals of the Galapagos have never developed a fear of humans. You’re likely to encounter giant tortoises, marine iguanas (the only lizard in the world to swim), Galapagos penguins, and so many more critters!