Ecuador & Galapagos

Vibrant cultures, colonial cities, volcanic landscapes and dense rainforests make Ecuador one of South America’s most exciting destinations.

Wander the capital city of Quito, which boasts a striking ‘Old Town’ with a labyrinth of cobblestone streets replete with colonial houses and baroque churches. Meanwhile not many places in the world can rival the Galapagos Islands as a wildlife destination. The islands have taken on an almost mythological status and continue to be one of the few places in the world where the footprint of human presence is kept to a minimum. A nature enthusiasts dream, here the uninhibited birds, sea lion, land and marine iguana, fur seal, penguin and lava lizards are amongst the islands most compelling attractions. Be sure to visit Santa Cruz and witness the majestic giant tortoise, which has lived on the islands for a million years.