For a small country Ecuador has a truly amazing variety of attractions for the adventurous traveller, and a trekking holiday to Ecuador can take many forms. On the mainland, the country is bisected by the spine of the Andes, including some of the highest peaks in South America and perfect volcanic cones – indeed the main north-south road in Ecuador is called the Avenue of the Volcanoes. If you want a real challenge have a look at the ascent of Cotopaxi, the ultimate trekking holiday in Ecuador.
Another side of Ecuador is the Galapagos Islands, the remarkable archipelago far into the Pacific Ocean. Exploring the islands and their unique wildlife is usually done by boat. However, the largest island, Isabela, is quite mountainous, an excellent place to combine wildlife viewing with some relatively easy walking.