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Our classic tour of Ecuador, complete with a stay in the Amazon rainforest and wildlife-spotting in the Galapagos Islands.

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Ecuador tours transport you to one of the most environmentally diverse countries. Amazon rainforest and snow-covered Andean peaks are crammed into its comparably small area, but that’s not all. 

Exoticca provides all-inclusive packages that take care of your trip to Ecuador from the US. It leaves you free to pack and dream about all the fascinating landmarks you’ll visit. 

Most tour packages include flights, hotels, tours, and transfers. It allows you to enjoy your unique middle-earth experience. All come with included insurance to guarantee your peace of mind. 

Trips to Ecuador from the USA


If you need a break, why not book and embark on one of our matchless Ecuador tours? Exoticca has a variety of carefully tailored schedules to suit your preferences, providing a complete experience of this diverse nation. All our packages originate and conclude in the United States.

Many include visits to the awe-inspiring Galapagos islands. While it’s an obvious drawcard, you miss out on the mainland to your detriment. 

The capital Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage city with beautifully restored examples of colonial architecture. The second-highest capital sits high in the Andes, surrounded by volcanoes and snowy peaks. It’s an integral part of an Ecuador trip.


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Our Ecuador vacation packages are all-inclusive, with several travel itineraries that combine captivating and educational experiences. With various options to choose from, there’s sure to be something that suits your preferences.

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers
At Exoticca, we understand that the hassle of organizing breaks can prove stressful, so why not let us take the lead

We have decades of firsthand experience and know the best attractions and places to see. Our Ecuador tour packages are informative and entertaining, balancing fun and fantastic. 

We sort out all your requirements so you can concentrate on making the most of your dream vacation. Our inclusive packages cover flights, hotels, tours, and transfers, so you can rely on us from the beginning of your trip to the end.

Ecuador trips partially or fully guided
Our Ecuador vacation packages include experienced and knowledgeable guides to explain procedures, activities, times, or terms. As locals, the guides are there to show you the best that Ecuador has to offer and help you get the most from your trip. 

Most of our Ecuador tours have full-time guides, but you could also choose a partially guided option. It allows you to maintain independence and include a little flexibility in your itinerary. We provide an in-depth schedule with details that give you time to yourself.

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Trust our experts to use personal experience to plan, produce, and direct epic Ecuador tours from the USA. They can provide incredible deals thanks to fantastic rates negotiated with hotel groups and airlines.

Our travel experts have curated vacations to many exotic destinations and select iconic sights and “must-see” attractions, combining them in a full schedule. 

We check into the same hotels to appraise accommodations, cuisine, and service. We provide a complete travel experience, so we cram many awesome activities into our tours. Don’t worry, though, because we leave plenty of room for R&R too.

Top points of interest in Ecuador


One of the smallest on the continent, this country punches well above its weight. It includes a few bonafide superstar attractions that pack our Ecuador tours with bucket-list items.  

Middle of the world monument

Ecuador got its name from its geographic location in the middle of the earth or on the equator. Our Ecuador tours ferry you 19 miles north of the capital to the Middle of the World Monument. It allows visitors to put a foot in the northern and southern hemispheres

Modern technology has shown the actual equator is a couple of hundred yards north, where the Intiñan Solar museum now stands. You can perform a few equator-related science experiments and enjoy the interactive exhibits.


Most Ecuador adventure tours feature the second-highest capital city at 9,350ft. The fascinating city of Quito lies on the slopes of a looming volcano called Pichincha to the west. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it remains the center of culture, economy, and political affairs.

The closest capital city to the world’s middle, the views are breathtaking, but so is the altitude. Its foundation dates to the conquistadors and it’s the longest continually-inhabited city in South America.

The city is located in north-central Ecuador in the Andean highlands. Quito’s historic old Spanish colonial center is intact and has a distinct atmosphere, befitting the oldest capital city on the continent.

On our tours of Ecuador, note the skyline dotted with church steeples and spires. Quaint squares, cool parks, a botanical garden, and 16th and 17th century architecture punctuate the landscape.


Located in the south at about 8,400 ft above sea level, it’s the provincial capital and a UNESCO World Heritage city. It’s the third-largest city and the financial hub of the southern highlands.

The city of 330,000 inhabitants sits amongst the Andes with beautiful and well-maintained colonial architecture. Learn more about the people, history, and culture at the impressive Pumapungo Museum, or get yourself a Panama hat from one of the vendors.

On our trips to Ecuador, you could stroll along the Tomebamba riverfront or visit the central plaza in Parque Calderon. Compare the blue-domed Catedral Nueva with its 16th-century predecessor, now a religious museum. 

Take a day trip to El Cajas National Park, where hikers enjoy the evergreen cloud forests. Walk around the dotted lakes and spot condors, alpacas, spectacled bears, or even hummingbirds. This gem is one of the country’s little-known treats


Join an Ecuador tour to learn about this city in the South, gateway to the Pacific coast and the Galapagos islands. The most significant metropolis in the country with over 2.7 million inhabitants, it lines the Guayas river and doubles as the main port.

The Malecón 2000 promenade offers a lively, well-patrolled boardwalk. It has views of some of the most iconic landmarks, including the La Rotonda monument. It celebrates the meeting of Simon Bolivar and San Martin, leading to the emancipation of South America from Spain.

Tours in Ecuador explore the large city nicknamed the “Pearl of the Pacific.” It’s bustling with commerce, culture, architecture, and delicious cuisine. Climb colorful Santa Anna Hill, or explore downtown highlights like the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Municipal Palace. 

Learn more about the city in the Parque Histórico de Guayaquil, which offers different sectors covering wildlife, urban, and traditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to tour Ecuador?


It all depends on what you prefer. June through September are dry and warm, meaning clear views of the stunning mountain and volcano vistas. October through May are wet months with cloudy conditions and fewer crowds.

Is an Ecuador tour worth the effort?


Sure! Ecuador trips are some of the most popular among tourists. The incredible Amazon jungle, the soaring Andes, and the remarkable Galapagos islands make three legitimate international top 10 attractions.

How many days is enough to see Ecuador?


The best Ecuador tours need two weeks to shine light on the incredible variation, covering five days in the highlands, three in the jungle, and six on the islands. 

Is Ecuador affordable to tour?


Ecuador tours are less expensive than most destinations. The cost of living in Ecuador is about half that in the USA, but it’s hardly a budget destination. Accommodation takes up a chunk of your travel budget while food and transport are relatively low. 

What are the main things to do on Ecuador trips?


Spend time checking off a few unique species in the Galapagos, or visit El Coca to launch into the mighty Amazon. You could climb the Cotopaxi volcano or check out Quito's old town in this varied country.

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Situated on the equator in South America, Ecuador is known for its tropical rainforests, indigenous culture and it’s the mystical Galápagos Islands, an isolated volcanic archipelago home to more endemic species than anywhere on earth, and where the giant tortoises live. Charles Darwin’s playground, the Galapagos have put Ecuador on the map as a bucket list destination; a trip to Ecuador now tops the lists of most intrepid travelers searching for an adventure tour. On the mainland, you can expect to find charming quintessential colonial architecture, Andean villages and remote Amazonian settlements, where the rainforest is at the heart of local life. 

Choose a holiday to Ecuador and you can quench both your thirst for adventure and your desire to unwind; go bird-watching in the Mindo Cloudforest or kick-back in a tranquil hilltop village where gracefully restored haciendas provide a sublime setting to relax in. The capital city, Quito, the second-highest capital city in the world after La Paz, is the starting point for most adventures, either into the highlands or out into the Pacific coast for a Galapagos discovery, although the largest city is Guayaquil, situated at the mouth of the River Guayas. Ecuador borders it’s larger neighbors of Peru, to the southand Colombia to the north. A non-negotiable stop on any South American tour, an Ecuador tour package is the perfect way to discover the unbeatable biodiversity, stunning natural landscapes and colorful culture of a country famed as the first in the world to recognize the ‘rights of nature’!


History of Ecuador

Ecuador is known for its Incan heritage and many visit the country to uncover legacy and ruins of this once mighty empire, such as the walls of Ingapirca, a captivating highlight on a tour of Ecuador. Despite the fame of the Incas, other civilizations have left their own influence on modern Ecuador. A variety of Amerindian groups were incorporated into the huge, territory-spanning Inca Empire in the 15th-century, but the following century marked the beginning of the Spanish colonization of Ecuador and the consequential collapse of the mighty Incas. Native communities were forced into the labor system and Quito was appointment as an important administrative center for the Spanish Empire. A huge earthquake in 1797 devastated the city of Riobamba and its surroundings, resulting in tens of thousands of casualties and dubbed the most powerful historical event ever known in Ecuador’s history. In the 19th-century, Ecuador set the trend for independence in South America, beginning its struggle in 1820 and finally unifying with the Republic of Gran Colombia in 1822, which was led by the liberator, Simon Bolivar. Ecuador later broke from the republic, becoming its own independent republic in 1830. 

On a holiday to Ecuador, you’ll notice the diversity of local culture and people, evidence of the complex history which built the country into what it is today. More recent history has been dominated by on-going disputes and conflicts over the Amazon Basin with neighboring Peru, a struggle which lasted over 100 years until the signing of a peace treaty in 1998. A brief military junta in the 70s was followed by the return of democracy in the 80s, with modern Ecuador famed for its dedication to wildlife preservation and the protection of the natural environment.


Nature in Ecuador

One of the world’s most biodiverse and species-rich destinations, an Ecuador holiday is a dream-come-true for nature lovers. Famously home to the iconic Galapagos Islands, which attract travelers from across the globe, the Amazon rainforest and the Andes also offer excellent opportunities to get in touch with nature. Due to its location on the equator, there are roughly 12 hours of sunlight a day throughout the year, with the sun setting at 6 p.m. and rising again at 6 a.m., making any time of year the perfect time to embark on a tour of Ecuador. 

You can even stand with one foot in each hemisphere at the Middle of the Earth Monument, just outside of the colonial city of Quito. Aside from the fascinating Galapagos, there’s plenty of other natural attractions to whet your appetite for nature. Cotopaxi National Park, home to the volcano of the same name, the highest active volcano in the world, is filled with fantastic hiking trails and is the perfect destination for exhilarating mountain biking or tranquil horseriding. If you’re looking for something a little more tropical, then the village of Mindo, nestled in the slopes of the Andes, is a natural paradise of cloud forests, waterfalls, butterflies and tropical birds; in fact, it's a bird-watching haven which attracts bird-watchers from across the world! 

Finally, Cuicocha Lake is another unmissable natural attraction to discover on a trip to Ecuador. This ancient crater lake, close to Otavalo, is filled with bright blue water and dotted with tiny little islands. It was formed over 3000 years ago by a huge volcanic eruption.


Culture in Ecuador

As diverse as its natural attractions, Ecuador’s culture is a fusion of numerous different influences, cultivated by the communities that have settled on its beautiful lands over the centuries. Spanish is the official language although Quechua, known as the ‘living language of the Incas’ is widely spoken, particularly in the highlands. Much of the population belong to the Roman Catholic church, a remnant of the Spanish colonialists who arrived in the 16th-century. 

Although Latin culture is predominant, as seen in the music, architecture, and cuisine of Ecuador, there exist countless remote communities of indigenous peoples, particularly in the wilds of the Amazon Basin. Many of these communities practice their own native cultures, such as the Huaorani people, who have almost entirely rejected contact with the outside world and, instead, move deeper into the rainforest in a hope to preserve their ways of life. 

Communities like these posses traditional animistic worldviews and tend to hunt and gather in order to sustain themselves. If you have the opportunity to explore the Amazon jungle on an Ecuador travel you may have the chance to get close to and learn about these distinct and unique cultures. 

What could be more exotic than visit Ecuador? An exciting and diverse travel destination, a holiday to Ecuador is unique in so many ways. From the vast endemic species of the iconic Galapagos Islands to the rich tapestry of local culture and the landscapes of towering volcanoes and tropical rainforests, it’s a bucket-list-worthy destination for any intrepid traveler. 

  • Entry requirements

    Minimum of 6 months validity with one passport page. Mandatory travel insurance.

  • Visa

    No visa required for stays of up to 90 days

  • Time zone

    UTC -5

  • Currency

    US Dollar

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  • Electricity

    Types A and B, 110 V North American type plug

  • Other useful information

    It is mandatory for tourists to carry a valid health insurance policy.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

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