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Curious sea lion underwater, Galapagos Islands

Wildlife Holidays in Ecuador

Wildlife Holidays in Ecuador

It is often the smallest countries that reveal the greatest variety. Although Ecuador is – by South American standards – a small country both in area and in population, there's a wealth of experiences on offer within its borders. On a holiday in Ecudor, there's a lot to take in, from the Andes to the Amazon Rainforest, some of the best Pacific beaches in South America and even the rich biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands. The Pan-American Highway, which meanders through the central part of Ecuador, is known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and much of the highlands are quite fertile here: the most typical view you'll see on an Ecuador holiday will be of brightly snow-capped volcanic cones jutting out above the high paramo (the high-altitude moorland unique to tropical America) and the heavily terraced and cultivated fields of the rich farmlands.

Ecuador Wildlife Holidays

The Napo Lodge Wildlife centre lodges are amazing and very comfortable. Lots of wildlife to see...

Tony Teperek, 2022 Galapagos & Amazon - Cachalote Explorer

Visiting the Galapagos Islands had been at the top of my wish list for as long as I can remember...

Debra ., 2022 Galapagos Encounter - Archipel I (Itinerary B)

I completed my 16 day cruise on the 22nd December and although I had to self isolate over...

Steve Hart, 2022 Galapagos Wildlife Cruise - Cachalote Explorer