Ecuador

Billed as the "middle of the world," travelers will find there's nothing halfway about Ecuador. Spanish colonial history is preserve in cozy public squares and ornate cathedrals replete with Latin American baroque stylizing. Otalavo markets showcase indigenous wares and hand-woven blankets. Travel to Quito, Ecuador's capital, or take a luxury cruise from Baltra to the famed Galapagos Islands, our discount Ecuador travel packages have something for everyone.

Tours & Packages to Ecuador

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Ecuador & the Galapagos
Vibrant & colonial Quito & Otavalo, then an unforgettable Galapagos Cruise, including Santa Cruz, South Plaza, Santa Fe & San Cristobal Islands
9 days  •  from $5399 $4899
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + cruise + flights
Enchanting Ecuador
Picturesque Quito & the Amazon, Papallacta hot springs; then Ibarra & the Liberty Train to Salinas, El Angel Ecological Reserve & Otavalo market
9 days  •  from $2199 $1899
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Enchanting Ecuador & Peru
Picturesque Quito & the Amazon Rainforest, Papallacta, Otavalo & its market, Colonial Lima, the Sacred Valley, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu & Cusco
16 days  •  from $3799 $3399
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Galapagos Islands Adventure
Quito & its colonial old town, then the spectacular Galapagos wildlife & scenery of Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands; departs from Miami
7 days  •  from $2999 $2399
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos
Enchanting Lima, then to the Andes for Cusco & the lost world of Machu Picchu; plus picturesque Quito & a spectacular 4 night Galapagos Cruise
16 days  •  from $7399 $6799
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + cruise + flights
Galapagos Islands Adventure from New York
The traditional capital of Quito, then the spectacular Galapagos wildlife & scenery of Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands; departs from New York
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8 days
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights

Rave Reviews

The trip last May to Peru and Ecuador was one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had. The food was excellent and the other 7 couples on the tour were super. Machu Picchu, Lima, Quito, Lake Titicaca, and the Galapagos Islands were all fun to visit. I will be touring with Friendly Planet again this May to Japan.

Arthur Low, Sunnyvale, CA

This trip was a gift from my wife for my 70th birthday and it couldn't have been better. We have done some traveling in the past (Switzerland, Greece, South Africa, Italy) but did not consult/use an agency. We are both fitness oriented and we hope to take a trip yearly from now until our bodies quit on us! Even though it was our first time with Friendly Planet, we are sold. Each time my wife needed a question answered (flights, hotels, itinerary, etc.), Friendly Planet usually had an answer - and when they didn't, they would call back immediately when they found the answer. I am a retired federal law enforcement person (34 years), very impatient with an attention span of about two seconds. Friendly Planet was very responsive and NEVER started the conversation with a sales pitch - my kind of company. We are looking forward to our next trip (we don't know where yet) and you will be hearing from us when we are ready. We have already recommended Friendly Planet to our friends.

Steve Gregg, La Mesa, CA

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