Ecuador is rich in wildlife and ecosystems that will leave you speechless. Make your way through the Amazon, watching and listening to the animated chatter of birds and the boisterous calls of the aptly named howler monkey. Aquatic adventures abound - take a gentle canoe safari to explore the backwaters or embark on a thrilling white water rapid ride through jungle rivers. If you’d like a more mysterious forest experience, then we suggest a stay in the misty cloud forests at higher altitudes; kids will love spotting vivid mountain toucans and quetzal from the heights of a canopy bridge walk.
From Ecuador, you can become true explorers, following in Darwin’s footsteps to the exotic Galapagos Islands. Cruise along the inlets in the privacy of a yacht or snorkel with sea turtle under the waves. Families with older, adventurous children will love scuba diving to watch marine iguanas graze on the ocean floor.
Among the silvery hordes of fish, you may see gentle whale shark drifting by, acrobatic sea lion, manta ray, zooming dolphin – if you’re lucky you may see an orca! On land you can giggle at blue footed booby before going in search of giant tortoise.