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Adventure Life's Ecuador tours take you from the heights of the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to the fearless animals of the Galapagos Islands. Straddling the Equator, Ecuador is an intense mix of striking landscapes, diverse wilderness, isolated indigenous populations and modern cities. Hike or bike Cotopaxi, one of the world's highest active volcanoes. Stay in historical Andean haciendas. Paddle a dugout canoe over glassy black water lakes as you spot monkeys and mackaws from an eco lodge like Sacha or La Selva on a trip to Ecuador's Amazon rainforest. Galapagos tours include land based tours and multisport adventures, or traditional Galapagos cruises on hand-picked small boats and ships. Contact our Ecuador experts for help you plan your dream trip to Ecuador & Galapagos.

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Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
La Selva Lodge$17507RelaxedSpend four nights in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the La Selva rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Explore the jungle without leaving behind your creature comforts.
Cotopaxi Multisport$10834ModerateExtend your trip in Ecuador with a 3 night stay in a comfortable hacienda near the Cotopaxi Volcano and explore the Andean highlands on foot, horseback, and gliding through the forest by zipline during our multisport trip that is a short drive from Quito.
Southern Highlands$17505RelaxedFly to Cuenca on this fascinating 5 day extension to the highlands of Ecuador. Begin your tour in charming colonial Cuenca. Travel to such sites as Ingapirca, Riobamba, Tomebamba River, Cotopaxi National Park, and the thrilling Nariz del Diablo train ride before returning to Quito.
Explore Otavalo Market with SachaJi$10503RelaxedTravel north of Quito to the SachaJi Wellness Hotel, nestled in the Otavalo Valley. Enjoy two nights in this health and wellness retreat while exploring the handicrafts of the infamous Otavalo Market. Take part in the wellness activities offered at SachaJi, for example yoga, medicinal plants class, and massages.
Cotopaxi - Quilotoa$5252RelaxedVisit stunning Cotopaxi, the earth's highest active volcano on this two day extension to the breathtaking high plains and Cotopaxi National Park. Enjoy a night at the enchanting 400 year old hacienda on the slopes of Cotopaxi before visiting Quilotoa, a beautiful emerald lagoon surrounded by volcanoes.
Explore Cuenca$3854RelaxedFly south to the delightful city of Cuenca. Considered the most colonial city in all the Americas, red clay rooftops stretch throughout the city and baroque churches seem to stand on every corner. This time in Cuenca is yours to explore however you like. Chose from several short excursions to add to your stay in this charming town.

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Cruise the Galapagos Islands. Most Galapagos cruises are 4 to 8 days long and many travelers are left with additional time on their vacation that they can explore the wonders of mainland Ecuador. Here are our picks for the top Galapagos extensions.

Stay in an eco lodge in the Amazon (4-5 days from Quito)
Explore Yasuni National Park at lodges like Sacha and La Selva provide first class access to prime rainforest. Additionally, Huaorani Lodge gives you an in-depth look at the Huaorani indigenous people. 

Explore Colonial Quito and the surrounding Andes
Most tours of Ecuador start and finish in Quito, and it's worthwhile to take an extra day or few exploring the city and nearby Cotopaxi volcano, Papallacta hotsprings and the Otavalo market
How to Choose a Luxury Galapagos Cruise
The sheer number of boats and cruise options for the Galapagos is overwhelming. Here's how to go about choosing a luxury category yacht or small ship. 

In the luxury category, the best small boat options are catamarans which ride stable in the water, have spacious cabins and carry up to 16 passengers. Top catamaran choices are the Ocean Spray, Cormorant and Sea Star Journey. Larger boats and small ships (over 16 passengers) are even more stable in the water. Top choices are the Endeavour, Evolution, and Grace.

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