Ecuador At A Glance

From the jungle of the Amazon to the biodiverse Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a land of outstanding natural wonders. The Andes are a peaceful contrast to the vibrant cities, such as Quito, with its centuries-old churches. Incredibly, there are also cloud forests, colonial towns, volcanoes, hot springs, indigenous markets, enchanting haciendas, and of course the amazing Amazon jungle. Calling the Galapagos Islands unique is an understatement; they are simply extraordinary, with spectacular wildlife that you can get close to because they have no inherent fear of humans. You can marvel at these islands by cruise boat, or base yourself at one of the increasing number of luxury lodges on one of the islands, and take day trips to neighboring islands. What’s more, make your trip meaningful by helping renovate a children’s day care center in Quito.

Ways you can help

Repairs and Renovations

Key Highlights in Ecuador

    • Make your trip memorable and meaningful by renovating a daycare center in a low-income part of Quito
    • Get up close and personal with the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands
    • A walking tour through the colonial part of Quito, with its gorgeous buildings and fascinating museums
    • A cooking class to get to grips with Ecuadorian cuisine
    • Horse riding from a luxury hacienda
    • Enjoy the unique biosphere of a cloud forest
    • Marvel at the Avenue of Volcanoes
    • Ride the train down the breathtaking Devil’s Nose
    • Soak up the hot springs of Banos
    • Lose yourself the colonial splendor of Cuenca
    • Encounter incredible wildlife in the Amazon

Sample Pricing

The price for a 11 day trip to Ecuador costs from $9,120 (£7,371, €8,648) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.

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Useful Information

Flight Time from UK
15 hours via Madrid or USA
Flight Time from New York
6 hours
Flight Time from San Francisco
10 hours
Time Zone
GMT -5 hours
When to Visit
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct

Eco-luxury Hotels

Mashpi Lodge - Mindo Cloud Forest

Mashpi Lodge

Part of a new generation of eco-lodges that takes sustainability to the next level, Mashpi Lodge is beautifully constructed, with a futuristic feel while blending in perfectly to its surroundings. The guid...

Huaorani Ecolodge - Amazon – Ecuador

Huaorani Ecolodge

This Amazonian ecolodge is named after the tribe that runs this special, forward-thinking property. As well as being a comfortable and eco-conscious place to stay in the jungle, you can submerse yourself i...

La Selva Ecolodge - Amazon – Ecuador

La Selva Ecolodge

 La Selva eco-lodge is located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon basin. Thatch-roofed cabanas, each with private bathrooms and hot water, are located one mile from the river, on a hillside, ov...

Napo - Amazon – Ecuador


 Stay right in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. This eco-hotel puts you in the thick of this amazing biosphere without sacrificing any home comforts. The cabins are well-appointed and you ca...

Sacha Lodge - Amazon – Ecuador

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge is located within a 5,000-acre private ecological reserve in Ecuador’s Amazon region; an accessible yet pristine rainforest sanctuary where you and your family may enjoy a true jungle adventu...

Finch Bay Eco-hotel - Galapagos

Finch Bay Eco-hotel

This is a tranquil getaway and is the only hotel overlooking the coast on Santa Cruz island. It is set amid the mangroves, and as such, you can spot all manner of bird life as you relax. There’s a Zen ga...

Eric and Letty - Galapagos

Eric and Letty

Cruise length: 6, 7,  & 14 nights max. Passengers: 20These two smaller cruise boats have a feeling of intimacy, and offer two guides per twenty people on board. Sun decks, kayaks and snorkeling ...

Pikaia Lodge - Galapagos

Pikaia Lodge

This is one of the world's finest 'eco-luxury' properties, with best-of-breed environmental standards. Appealing to those who want to explore the Galapagos without being on a cruise ship, the hotel blends ...

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