Experience the very best of Ecuador on this in-depth tour

Experience the best of Ecuador on this 9-day tour around a country that’s rich in history, culture, incredible landscapes, friendly locals and delicious food. Among Ecuador’s highlights are lush green foothills, dense rainforests, age-old cities, indigenous markets, verdant jungle and diverse flora and fauna, all of which are just screaming out to be explored and appreciated. A tour jam-packed with goodies, this Highlights of Ecuador trip does just what it says on the tin, leaving travellers from all over the world in awe of this stunning part of South America.

Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
255kg pp per trip


  • Discover two of Ecuador’s most attractive cities, Quito and Cuenca.
  • Visit a Quechua family and learn about their culture and traditions
  • Embark on a stunning cycle from Banos
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle from a traditional jungle lodge


Welcome to Ecuador! Get to know Quito, Ecuador’s charming capital, on an orientation walk with your leader. Small though Quito may be, its Old Town is filled with historic buildings and more than 30 churches. Stroll along Quito’s oldest street, Calle La Ronda, and experience the city’s best nightspots all in the one place.
Venture into the jungle for a two-night homestay in the depths of the Amazon Jungle. Located in the upper Amazon Basin, our accommodation is surrounded by abundant vegetation. A guided jungle walk presents the ideal opportunity to learn about the flora endemic to the region and how they are used by the local indigenous population.
A relatively recent mecca for international travellers, Banos is a small town nestled in a lush green valley and is the perfect base for exploring Ecuador's great outdoors. Plummeting waterfalls, pools of natural hot springs, a smorgasbord of adventure activities on offer and a relaxed general vibe all combine to make this little town a truly special place.
The city of Cuenca exudes a distinctive old-world air and is possibly the most attractive city in Ecuador. Home to many well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century buildings, it was declared a World Heritage site in 1999.
Return to Quito for one more night in town.
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2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Bus, Plane
Hotel (6 nights), Lodge (2 nights)


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Highlights of Ecuador , October 2015

Highlights of Ecuador , October 2015