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Diverse Landscapes in Ecuador

One of the most diverse ecological hotspots on the planet, Ecuador packs in four extraordinary landscapes. From the rugged Andes to the mist-shrouded cloud forests, bustling colonial cities, and breathtaking coastlines, Ecuador is a land of majestic natural drama.

When to go
Dec-Apr
From price
$18,000 pp*
Ideal length
7-14 days

MASHPI ECO-WALK

Begin your journey in the mystical Mashpi Cloud Forest, a unique jungle environment that’s home to a fascinating assortment of rare and endemic wildlife species. Wind your way deep into the heart of this enchanting ecosystem, where lush vegetation looms out of the blanketing mist, and beyond the birdcalls, you hear the distant thunder of waterfalls.

Awake early to catch the first rays of sunshine as they filter through the forest. Spot the colorful birds as they erupt into song. Explore the hidden forest trails, guided by your expert naturalist, as you discover this sensational place in complete seclusion.

Glide high above the forest canopy, take a refreshing swim beneath waterfalls, and follow the nocturnal creatures through the night. In an endless green land cloaked in mist, discover the living and breathing heart of this enchanting cloud forest.

QUITO

Descending from the magic of Mashpi, continue your journey south to the bustling capital of Quito. The second-highest capital city in the world, Quito perches in the towering Andean peaks.

Visit the rustic colonial Old Town and the Plaza Grande before climbing the tower of the Basilica. Unearth the hidden treasures of Ecuadorian gastronomy, try exotic fruits, fresh coastal food, and locally grown and produced 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.

COTOPAXI VOLCANO & ANDEAN HIGHLANDS

Uncover the rugged wilderness of the Andean highland and its volcanic peaks. The magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, dominates the terrain.

Saddle up Andean horses and wind your way through volcanic slopes offering enchanting vistas and glimpses of exotic wildlife. Visit the large crater lakes that lie in the landscape like unblemished turquoise gems.

Spend time with the local people to learn some of the practices that enable them to thrive in this harsh environment (and with such vibrant style). With its spectacular views, traditions of handwoven fabrics, and a civilization that has remained largely unchanged for centuries, the Andes are a world away from Ecuador’s vibrant cloud forests and bustling capital.

AMAZON & GUAYAQUIL

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—this remarkable experience provides an insight into a culture and way of life that has been long forgotten by the modern world. Learn of their ancient practices and appreciate their affinity for the fragile ecosystem around them.

End your adventure on the calming pacific shores of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. Dotted with historic monuments, artisan markets, and botanic gardens, you’ll be enchanted by this waterfront city’s lively Ecuadorian culture. Unwind on the sand of the city’s pristine beaches or visit the mangroves brimming with caiman, monkeys, and gaudy parakeets.

Finish the day wandering through the artistic district of Las Peňas to the lighthouse at the top for a spectacular 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.