Avanti's Ecuador

Ecuador is a nation of rainbow colors – the greens of the Amazon and blues of the Pacific, the golds of church interiors and the whites of snow-capped volcanoes. From the busy center of Quito to the heights of the Andes, from the colonial beauty of Cuenca to the moonlike seascapes of the Galapagos, Ecuador delivers marvels that captivate, fascinate and fill you with wonder.

Customized Vacations

Our Recommended Vacations are example itineraries crafted by our Product Managers to showcase how Avanti utilizes nearly 40 years of expertise to seamlessly connect the dots across Central & South America. They are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet the needs of your clients. Upgrade your clients to a luxury Handpicked Hotel housed in a historic mansion in Quito! Extend their cruise a night or two so that they can further explore all the vast and varied islands that make up the fascinating natural area known as the Galapagos! Add a few nights in the Amazon Region to get a complete picture of all that Ecuador has to offer! Click the button to check out more Recommended Vacations for Ecuador.


Ecuador Short & Sweet:

With M/V Santa Cruz Cruise

7 Days/6 Nights

Experience the essence of Ecuador with the colonial city of Quito, and the islands of the Galapagos. As the capital of Ecuador, Quito is rich with colonial churches, notable religious artwork and charming little streets, all surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. From here, you will fly to the Galapagos Islands for a 4-night cruise on the M/V Santa Cruz. You will meet giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, the Galapagos albatross, and many other species in this living museum.


2 Nights Quito | 4 Nights M/V Santa Cruz with Guided Tours, National Park Fee, & All Meals


All Ground Transfers | Private Quito City Tour | Daily Breakfast


Ultimate Ecuador:

Quito, the Galapagos, Guayaquil & Cuenca

11 Days/10 Nights

Experience magical Ecuador — its culture, history, landscapes and biodiversity. Begin in Quito, situated at 9300 feet in the heart of the Andes, just south of the Equatorial Line. The country's colonial history is reflected in Quito's Historic Centre and the lovely city of Cuenca, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Get In touch with indigenous culture at the famous handicrafts market at Otavalo, and the surrounding villages. Visit Ecuador's other major city, Guayaquil, before flying to the Galapagos Islands for a 4 night cruise that will introduce you to the amazing wildlife that is unique to this environment.


3 Nights Quito | 4 Nights Galapagos Cruise | 1 Night Guayaquil | 2 Nights Cuenca


All Ground Transfers plus Flights to & from the Galapagos | Scenic Quito Tour | Otavalo Market Tour | Daily Guided Excursions in the Galapagos | All Meals in the Galapagos | Scenic Cuenca Tour | Daily Breakfast


Avenue of the Volcanoes:

Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Alausi & Cuenca

6 Days/5 Nights

Immerse yourself in a variety of stimulating activities in the scenic Avenue of the Volcanoes, in Ecuador. Hike along the rim of the Quilotoa volcano crater; take a tour of one of the local markets and learn the local culture of the indigenous people; admire the folkloric art in the community of Tigua. Head to Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador, known as the land of the Llamas. Experience an exhilarating train ride climbing gravity-defying slopes as you pass through the Andes, and marvel at Inca ruins at the best preserved archaeological complex in the country.


1 Night Cotopaxi | 1 Night Riobamba | 1 Night Alausi | 1 Night Cuenca


All Private Ground Transfers | Excursion to Cotopaxi National Park | Indigenous Markets & Quilotoa Lake Tour | Chimborazo: Land of Llamas Tour | Devils Nose Viewpoint & Ingapirca Ruins Tour | Cuenca City Walking Tour | Daily Breakfast & Lunch | 3 Dinners


Ecuador Handpicked Hotels

Recommended hotels, resorts, and more; personally inspected and selected by Avanti's travel professionals. Select stays at relaxing mountain lodges, or go for exciting Galapagos cruises. The choice is yours! Explore your Agent Portal for options.


Ecuador Tours and Experiences

Avanti strives to provide authentic and personalized experiences, including city tours, cooking classes, local family dinners, and more. From indulgent chocolate tastings to swimming with the sea creatures of the Galapagos, there's plenty of amazing offerings available. Check out your Agent Portal for options.


Share the Passion:

"Ecuador is small in size, but big on experience. Explore four distinct regions: the Amazonas, the Andes, the Pacific, and the Galapagos. In the heart of Quito, you'll find countless examples of colonial architecture and lively plazas. Walk the catwalk at Basilica del Voto Nacional to get a unique perspective of the city and its neo-gothic structures. It will take your breath away!"

-Gina Bang, Avanti Destinations Marketing Director


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