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With so much diversity, choosing and planning your Ecuador vacation can be challenging. We are Ecuador travel experts and will help you research, plan and book your trip at the best price. Choose from a scheduled boat trip, a package tour or work with our staff to craft your own custom Ecuador tour.

Quito is the starting point for most highland tours and a colorful colonial city worthy of exploration. From Quito visit the market at Otavalo, Cotopaxi National Park, the Mindo Cloud Forest or travel the Avenue of the Volcanos to historic Cuenca. The Napo River feeds into the Amazon and offers unsurpassed rainforest exploration by lodge or riverboat. Guayaquil is a busy river and seaport city with a scenic waterfront and the best seafood in Ecuador.

Choosing an Ecuador vacation with AdventureSmith means choosing an award-winning company that boasts an incredible, vetted selection of Ecuador trips. We travel to Ecuador frequently bringing our first-hand expertise and up-to-date knowledge to your trip planning. Whether you are seeking a quick stopover on your way to the Galapagos or a three-week custom tour of Ecuador’s astounding diversity, we have the Ecuador trip for you.

From the majestic Andean highlands to the lush Amazon rainforest our fully guided Ecuador vacations offer unparalleled biodiversity and rich cultural heritage. Amazon river boats tuck into secluded waterways, remote jungle lodges offer serenity, highland haciendas showcase mountain cultures and history comes alive in colonial Quito and coastal Guayaquil. We are Ecuador travel experts—here to help you research, select, book and prepare for your Ecuador vacation with firsthand insight on the best things to do in Ecuador.

Located on the equator in the northwest corner of South America, Ecuador vacations operate year-round to explore high Andes cultures, biodiverse rainforest and Amazonian waterways, and colonial cities with modern comforts. Actively explore by boat, kayak, on foot, bike, horseback or even zipline for the Ecuador travel adventure of a lifetime. Paddle among flooded forests, learn about weaving and leatherwork from locals, hike around scenic white-capped volcanoes, fly among the cloud forest on a rainforest canopy tour and unlock the history behind Ecuador’s colorful colonial cities.

Tropical ecosystems are the most diverse on earth and Ecuador exemplifies this as a biodiversity hotspot. The country is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Nevada but is home to roughly 16% of all the world’s bird species, 8% of mammals, 8% of amphibians and 5% of reptile species. Travel with experienced naturalist guides leading Ecuador excursions into the natural environments in search of flora and fauna. Our guides help you search for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and anteaters. Jungle encounters with leaf cutter ants, iguanas and pink river dolphins are common. World class birding includes tanagers, toucans, quetzals and hummingbirds. Our Ecuador trips are designed to appeal to travelers seeking to experience nature, wildlife, culture and history up close.

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Ecuador travel features verdant Amazonian jungle, biodiverse rainforest, highland Andean villages and unique cultures shared by welcoming host communities.
Why book your Ecuador vacation with AdventureSmith?

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Work with a dedicated Adventure Specialist to select, book & prepare for your Ecuador excursions.

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Our Ecuador trips directly benefit their host communities. Travel knowing your experience has a positive impact.

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Our experts visit Ecuador annually to provide you with firsthand knowledge on the best that Ecuador has to offer.

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Our Ecuador trips are budget-friendly without sacrificing a quality, authentic Ecuador travel experience.

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Ecuador Trips: Mainland + Galapagos

Get the most out of your Ecuador vacation by pairing time in the Galapagos Islands with experiences on the mainland. Check off even more unique flora and fauna with an Ecuador excursion to an elevated rainforest preserve or lowland Amazon tributary jungle. Review our recommendations on four places to visit in Ecuador after the Galapagos, then get in touch with one of our experts to start planning your ultimate Ecuador vacation.

Ecuador Travel to the Amazon

Ecuador’s Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon, is a popular Ecuador excursion. Choose to spend your Ecuador vacation immersed in the Amazon jungle at one of the world’s best wilderness lodges, or go by small ship—our experts can help guide you find your ideal Ecuador Amazon cruise. Prepare to meet engaging local communities deep in the flooded forest, climb canopy towers, walk wildlife-rich trails and float through the pristine rainforest sanctuary of Yasunì National Park.

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“Ecuador travel features verdant Amazonian jungle, biodiverse rainforest, highland Andean villages and unique cultures shared by welcoming host communities.”


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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

Ecuador Trips For Any Season

Ecuador’s equatorial climate welcomes travelers all year. Both the Andes highlands and the Amazon jungle lowlands feature a dry and wet season that fluctuate, and the gateway cities of hilltop Quito and seaside Guayaquil can also vary in temperature, so contact an Ecuador expert talk you through the nuances based on your locations of interest. 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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All the details were taken care of, from the time I landed at the Guayaquil airport to the time I crossed back through security en route to the U.S. after my Galapagos cruise.
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AdventureSmith Specialist Nick Mitchell reviews his Amazon cruise aboard the 40-guest Anakonda. Learn what it's like to glamp in the Amazon and venture deep into the Yasuni National Park.
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