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Ecuador is often called “South America in miniature” because the small country contains: the Galapagos Islands, beautiful Pacific Coast beaches, the Andes Mountains, and a portion of the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon Basin.
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Ecuador has it All… 

Ecuador is often called “South America in miniature” because the small country contains: the Galapagos Islands, beautiful Pacific Coast beaches, the Andes Mountains, and a portion of the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon Basin.

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Ecuador’s unequaled natural beauty, diverse population, and fascinating history make it an incredible travel destination.

Explore the Amazon rainforest in a dug-out canoe; learn Spanish or Quichua, the language of Ecuador’s largest indigenous group; experience diverse cultural festivals, including colorful Indigenous and vibrant Afro-Ecuadorian celebrations; scuba dive with sea lions and exotic fish in the waters of the Galápagos Islands; teach English to street kids in Quito or Guayaquil; hike to the top of the world’s highest active volcano; go birdwatching in pristine cloud forests; help rehabilitate wounded condors; bargain with locals at markets that have remained unchanged for a thousand years; search for Incan ruins …

Indigenous Ecuadorian Old Woman Portrait

Take a virtual journey through Ecuador with and discover all that Ecuador has to offer. Use our site to learn about Ecuador, plan your trip, book a tour, and much more!

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Free Galapagos Trip Planner at Galapagos Islands .com – easily plan your Galapagos vacation online, find great value, and a wide selection of customized Galapagos cruises and vacations.

Galapagos Tour Experts – Adventure Life Specialize in luxury Galapagos cruises, and land-based Galapagos tours. Adventure Life can help you design the perfect trip to Ecuador. As seen in Outside Magazine, NatGeo, and the New York Times.

Voyager Galapagos Tours haS excellent Galapagos cruise deals & last-minute offers, and land-based Galapagos tours (aka Island Hopping).

Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders use their local expertise to assist you in planning the perfect Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour for your precise budget, needs, and interests.

Latin Trails craft customized journeys to the Galapagos Islands, the Ecuador mainland, the Amazon rainforest, and Peru. They operate the highly-rated Galapagos cruising yacht: Seaman Journey and the day tour yacht the Galapagos Hopper.

Andando Tours – Pioneers in Galapagos tourism. Two generations of sailing and shipbuilding showcase unparalleled knowledge in creating the most unique Galapagos Cruises. Owners & Operators of S/S Mary Anne & M/Y Passion.

Gulliver Expeditions – Learn more about our Ecuador ToursPeru ToursEcuador Climbing Expeditions, Galapagos Land Tours, and Machu Picchu Tours. Gulliver Expeditions offer fantastic travel experiences since 2005.

Surtrek Galapagos Cruises – has offered exceptional custom-designed trips to the Galapagos for over 20 years. They now bring their brand of off-the-beaten-path trips to other countries in South America such as Peru’s Machu PicchuBolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats, and Chile’s Atacama Desert.

ViaNatura – provides excellent value Galapagos cruises on the Monserrat yacht, a luxury cruise experience on the Hermes yacht, and a variety of tours in Ecuador and Peru.

Exclusive Galapagos Cruises, part of the EQ Touring group – specializes in private Galapagos yacht charters. They can help your group find the perfect yacht that matches your needs at a price negotiated by a true insider who has been doing charters in the Galapagos for decades.

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