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Diverse Landscapes in Ecuador

One of the most ecologically diverse hotspots on the planet, Ecuador offers four utterly unique landscapes. Ranging from the rugged Andes, to the mist shrouded cloud forests, bustling colonial cities and breathtaking coastlines. A majestic land of volcanoes, forests and seas.

When to go
From price
£15,500 pp*
Ideal length
7-14 days

Begin your journey in the mystical Mashpi Cloud Forest, a unique ecosystem home to a fascinating assortment of rare and endemic wildlife species and delicious green jungle. Wind your way deep into the heart of this pristine ecosystem, where lush vegetation looms out of the blanketing mist. Surrounded by a myriad of wildlife species and flora, as well as, crashing waterfalls and winding rivers, this exceptional ecosystem is spellbinding. Awake early to catch the first rays of sunshine as they filter through the forest and spot the colorful birds as they begin to sing. Explore the many hidden forest trails, guided by your expert naturalist, as you discover the true magic of this sensational place in complete seclusion. Glide high above the forest canopy, take a refreshing swim through fresh waterfalls, and follow the nocturnal creatures through the night. An endless green land cloaked in mist, discover the living and breathing heart of this enchanting and captivating cloud forest.

Descending from the magic of Mashpi, continuing your journey south towards the bustling capital, Quito, the second-highest capital city in the world nestled amongst towering Andean peaks. Visit the rustic colonial Old Town and the Plaza Grande before climbing the large tower of the Basilica. Unearth the hidden treasures of Ecuadorian gastronomy, trying exotic fruits, fresh coastal food, and locally grown dark chocolate. Walk the equator line and learn how the ancient civilizations discovered its geographical significance. Discover how some of the best chocolate in the world is made in a private tour alongside a To’ak specialist.

Uncover the rugged wilderness of the Andean highland and volcanic peaks. Dominating the landscape lies the magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, surging out of the surrounding flat terrain. Saddle up traditional Andean horses and wind your way through volcanic slopes uncovering beautiful vistas and enchanting wildlife. Visit the large crater lakes filled that dot the landscape, filled with crystal clear turquoise waters. Spend time with the local people in all their vibrant spender to learn some of the practices that enable them to thrive in this harsh environment. With spectacular views, handwoven fabrics, and a civilisation that has remained largely unchanged the Andes are a world away from vibrant cloud forests and bustling capital.

Travel into the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Spend time with indigenous communities within the Achuar territory, a remarkable experience that provides an insight into a culture and way of life that is long forgotten in the modern world. Learn of their ancient practices and appreciate their affinity to the fragile eco-system around them. This awe-inspiring experience will be totally removed from the life we all now assume and take for granted.

End your adventure on the calming pacific shores of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Dotted with historic monuments, artisan markets, and botanic gardens be enchanted by the Ecuadorian culture that fills this waterfront city. With pristine beaches nearby unwind on the sand or visit the mangroves brimming with caiman, monkeys, and parakeets. Finish the day wandering through the artistic district of Las Peňas to the lighthouse at the top for a beautiful sunset view. Experience the rich heritage, wildlife, and cultural traditions of Ecuador, in each of these uniquely beautiful landscapes.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults travelling for 7 nights excluding international flights.


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