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A Cornucopia of Ecuador Land Tours

We travel to Ecuador often and are ready to help you discover the Amazon by eco lodge, find handicrafts at Otavalo market, explore the biodiverse cloud forest and experience the best things to do in Quito or Guayaquil. Ecuador tours, and especially Amazon rainforest tours in Ecuador, are the perfect complement to a Galapagos cruise. Our experts can ensure a seamless Ecuador mainland and Galapagos Islands experience with our Quito & Guayaquil travel packages, and we can craft custom Ecuador tours to include the nearby Ecuadorian Amazon or highlands.

Immerse yourself into the wild on an Amazon rainforest tour in Ecuador. Breathe in the unique sights and sounds that emanate from lush layers of vegetation and wildlife while you both fall sleep and wake with the jungle outside your door. Observation towers, parrot clay licks, nature trails and paddling excursions—all with native naturalist guides—illuminate the mysteries and connections of life in the Amazon rainforest. Travel with a clear conscious knowing that your Amazon rainforest tour in Ecuador directly employs and supports the vibrant communities which welcome you. And for those who seek a different sort of jungle experience, the Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve offers premium wildlife and pristine landscapes high in Ecuador’s cloud forest, with unique opportunities to explore by sky bike, gondola and more.

High Andes culture comes alive on Ecuador tours to the country’s northern Sierra region. Inviting Andean villages display one-of-a-kind cultural artifacts such as handmade crafts and vibrant textiles, and a stop at the world-famous Otavalo market helps you bring a piece of it home. Add on exciting activities like horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking for a well-rounded Ecuador land tour adventure.

Located on the equator in the northwest corner of South America, Ecuador welcomes visitors year-round by land to explore its high Andes cultures, biodiverse rainforest and charming colonial cities with modern comforts. Visit Ecuador by horseback, among farms, plateaus and volcanoes at 8,000 feet; walk, bike and fly amongst the cloud forest on rainforest canopy tours; learn about weaving and leatherwork from locals; and unlock the history behind Ecuador’s gateway cities.

Within a morning or afternoon’s drive from Quito, you can access the famed cloud forest of Ecuador, home to around 15 percent of the world’s plant species, 20 percent of the world’s bird diversity and jaguars, spectacled bears, pumas, sloths and other enchanting creatures. Another short drive reveals highlands, markets and haciendas amongst a patchwork of agricultural plateaus, verdant hillsides, high alpine lakes, the towering Imbabura Volcano, rural villages and colorful markets—including the world-famous Otavalo market.

With nearly every Ecuador adventure requiring passage through one of these two international airport cities, our experts have hand selected the best Quito hotels and premium Guayaquil hotels as well as the cities’ must-see attractions. The Galapagos hub cities of Quito and Guayaquil offer their own unique attractions, one with colonial mountain charm and the other with modern economic coastal capital.

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Ecuador land tours explore a wide range of landscapes, from lush Amazon jungle to wildlife-rich cloud forest, and colorful Andean villages to hilltop and seaside gateway cities.
Why book your Ecuador tour with AdventureSmith?

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Your specialist helps you choose, purchase & get ready for your Ecuador land tour, remaining a resource as you travel.

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Our diverse selection of Ecuador land tours enables you to see the best of Ecuador’s varied landscapes & cultures.

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Our experts regularly travel to Ecuador to provide you with up-to-date insight into the best Ecuador land tours.

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Our Ecuador tours are budget-friendly but still maintain a vetted, high quality, enriching & authentic experience.

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Birding on Ecuador Land Tours

Ecuador’s misty cloud forest and flourishing Amazon jungle offer prime habitat for unique fauna. Our experts consider Ecuador to be the host to some of the world’s best birding trips. With top-notch local guides, explore the biodiverse hot spot region of the Tumbez-Choco-Darien, where over 400 species of birds have been cataloged to date. Or bring the binoculars to one of three Ecuador Amazon Adventure lodges, set within a 5,000-acre private ecological reserve, for an Amazon rainforest tour in Ecuador. Our hand-selected Ecuador trips feature unique lodges located in the heart of bird-rich territory, including one of the world’s best wilderness lodges, to keep you constantly surrounded by the magic and beauty of Ecuador’s endemic mainland species.

Andes + Otavalo Ecuador Tours

The Ecuadorian Andes feature colorful, inviting villages and rich heritage. Historic haciendas immerse their guests in the world of working Highland farms with modern comforts and active options for exploration such as horseback riding and mountain biking. At the world-famous Otavalo market, watch weavers create the original Panama hat and loom-based textiles, and interact with artisans offering fine leather products, jewelry, the region’s famed bread dolls, renowned Ecuadorian roses and more—our experts ensure you experience the best of the Highlands on your Ecuador tour.

Andes Highlands village with terra cotta roofs, scattered trees, bright green fields of corn stalks & red flowers on a sunny day during an Ecuador tour.

“Ecuador land tours explore lush Amazon jungle, wildlife-rich cloud forest, colorful Andean villages and cultural gateway cities.”


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Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 72 72 72 72 72 70 70 70 72 72 72 72
Avg. Low (F) 50 50 50 52 52 48 48 48 48 48 48 50
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 4.7 5.2 5.9 6.8 5.2 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.9 5.1 4.1 4.0

Year-Round Ecuador Tours

Ecuador welcomes travelers year-round, however climate can vary by elevation and location. The extreme reaches of the Andes highlands and the Amazon rainforest lowlands feature fluctuations in dry and wet seasons. The Ecuadorian gateway cities of hilltop Quito and seaside Guayaquil can also vary in temperature, often experiencing all four seasons in one day. To effectively prepare for your Ecuador land tour, contact an Ecuador expert to discuss the climate nuances based on where you want to travel. Note that the climate data referenced above is for the capital city of Quito, Ecuador.

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AdventureSmith's Jennifer travels to Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador's famed cloud forest. Read her review of the journey: sky bikes, gondolas, toucans, waterfalls and all.
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An AdventureSmith Adventure Specialist reviews her trip to the Amazon rainforest at La Selva EcoLodge. Parrots, monkeys, canopy towers and adventurous cuisine!
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Andrew Browning's expert review of his Ecuador Amazon Adventure at Napo Wildlife Center.
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An AdventureSmith crew member reviews his trip to Sacha Lodge in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest.
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