Ecuador & Galapagos holidays

Ecuador & Galapagos

At a glance

  • Colonial cities
  • Dramatic landscapes
  • Unique wildlife

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Discover vibrant cities and unspoilt islands

Straddling the Equator, fascinating Ecuador is home to colonial cities, colourful handicraft markets, lush Amazon and cloud forest and the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes.

The breathtaking and unspoilt Galapagos Islands boast stunning wild landscapes and thriving wildlife. Embark on a cruise to discover their many natural treasures.

Popular Regions in Ecuador & Galapagos

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -5 hours

Capital:

•   Ecuador: Quito
•   Galapagos: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Currency:

The US dollar (USD)

Flying time to destination:

16½ hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan

Recommended

Good time to escape

Feb

Recommended

Good time to escape

Mar

Recommended

Good time to escape

Apr

Recommended

Good time to escape

May

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jun

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jul

Recommended

Good time to escape

Aug

Recommended

Good time to escape

Sep

Recommended

Good time to escape

Oct

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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Kuoni Insider

For me Ecuador is a country that has so much to offer - culture, history, landscape and wildlife. It incorporates all of South America in one place. I was amazed by the Galapagos Islands. All the animals are so fearless and this is what makes the Galapagos so special.

Sarah Gatt

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