Travel to Ecuador with a tailor-made itinerary as this is a very special destination and nature buffs always come away with a newfound appreciation.

Why travel to Ecuador

Our Destination Experts know the best places to visit in Ecuador. With its fascinating Spanish colonial cities, spectacular Andean scenery, Amazonian rainforest and rich indigenous culture, we consider a trip to Ecuador is one of Latin America’s most exciting destinations.

Some of the best jungle lodges in South America are located in the Ecuadorian Amazon and a stay here combines well with a few days in…

a family-run colonial hacienda in the Northern or Southern Sierras, where we have discovered some lovely, small lodges in areas with wonderfully few visitors.

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KEY FACTS
CURRENCY

US Dollar

LANGUAGE

Spanish

TIMEZONE

GMT -05:00

TIPPING

Service included

PEAK TIME

June - September

USEFUL PHRASES

Hello – Hola
See you later – Hasta luego
Nice to meet you – Encantada/o de conocerte
Thank you so much – Muchas gracias
Please – Por favor
Excuse me – Disculpe
I’m sorry – Lo siento

COLDEST MONTH

Same all year
30°C on average

HOTTEST MONTH

Same all year

ITINERARIES

Inspirational trip ideas

These are simply suggestions for the kind of luxury tailor-made holiday you might have. Your custom travel itinerary will be
personalised, tweaked, and refined until it matches you completely.

Ideal Length: 17 days

Ecuador: A Menu of Rainforests, Volcanoes + the Galapagos Islands

Though smaller than its neighbours, Ecuador offers an immense range of temptations for visitors. For most, nature is the draw, and it’s difficult to deny staying aboard a yacht while sailing through the Galapagos Islands is one of...

From £15,750 From $19,159

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SUSTAINABILITY

We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Ecuador

Our Destination Expert’s top tip

A horse ride around the foothills of Cotopaxi (one of the highest active volcanoes in the world) is not to be missed – look out for herds of wild horses.

Caroline Maber

Specialises in

Central + South America, Polar Regions and The Caribbean
Uncover history

The national tree of Ecuador is the cinchona tree which produces Quinine, the first drug used to prevent and treat malaria.

Did you know

The first and second UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world are in Ecuador. The famous Galápagos Islands is the first site, and the city of Quito is the second. Both were named World Heritage Sites at the inaugural conference in 1978.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Ecuador

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Ecuador hotels.

Chilcabamba Mountain Lodge, Cotopaxi

Located in the breathtaking Andes of Ecuador and surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, this lodge is a fabulous choice for nature enthusiasts.

Perfect for those looking to connect with nature and immerse themselves in the beauty of this region. Warm accommodations are complemented by eco-friendly practices and farm-to-table dining, while activities comprise hiking trails, waterfall visits and indigenous cultural experiences.

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Hacienda La Danesa, Guayaquil

This exquisite, family-owned Ecuadorian estate invites guests to experience a gorgeous fusion of luxury and rural charm.

It offers comfortable accommodations within lush surroundings, where visitors can enjoy activities such horse riding, cocoa plantation tours and blissful riverside picnics. The hacienda's farm-to-table cuisine and dairy products add a delectable touch to each stay, amplified by a focus on sustainability for an enchanting escape that captures the heart of Ecuador's countryside.

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Mashpi Lodge, Cloud Forest

Mashpi Lodge is a sanctuary of natural wonder deep in the heart of the Ecuadorian cloud forest.

With a contemporary design that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding environment, the lodge is ideally positioned to offer immersive nature experiences such as guided excursions through lush trails, canopy gondola rides and visits to a local butterfly farm. Luxurious accommodations, exquisite cuisine and an on-site research centre complete the picture, amplified by a commitment to sustainability and conservation further that enhances ecotourism experience.

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What our clients say

We were treated to a breathtakingly beautiful walk round the flora and fauna, notably orchids, tanagers and humming-birds, of the Inkaterra in Aguas Calientes. The botanist who showed us round, another star, was born in the Amazonian jungle.

What our clients say

From a boutique hotel to grand city mansions to a converted convent and a hacienda, to casitas in the Sacred Valley and in Ecuadorian Amazonia - each splendid. This, Sarah, is first and foremost a sincere thank you.

What our clients say

Every single step of our beautiful travel in Ecuador went very, very well! We all had a very relaxing time and could enjoy every single day. The support in the preparation and the organisation by you and your team were very professional and also personal, probably the best we had so far!

Chat to an expert to start planning your trip

Get in touch and one of our luxury travel experts will answer any questions you may have and help create your dream tailor-made holiday.

Caroline Maber
Karen Chapman
Serena Winn-Darley

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