Ecuador & Galapagos Tours and Tour Operators

The below Ecuador and Galapagos tours section covers every major area and different activities you may experience in Ecuador  and provides a list of reliable Ecuador tour operators. For many regions in Ecuador, like the Amazon and Galapagos Islands it’s practically obligatory to contract a tour, but for most other regions a guide is optional, though it can greatly improve your experience traveling with a knowledgeable guide. For others, contracting a tour may give them peace of mind, and a tour sometimes can even save you money, as travel agencies and operators frequently negotiate discounted rates with hotels.

Please select one of the activities below to see a list of operators that specialize in that area.

Ecuador Tour Operators by Activity:

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La Selva Jungle Lodge – offer 4 and 5-day tours of the Amazon region of Ecuador based out of the Amazon’s newest luxury lodge. Highlights include lakeside views from the lodge, canoeing on Garzacocha lake, world-class birding, a high concentration of monkeys, and visiting a neighboring Kichwa indigenous family.

Adventure Life Galapagos Cruises & Tours – offers Galapagos cruises on a wide variety of hand-selected yachts. Our greatest concern is assisting travelers in selecting quality Galápagos tours & ensuring the uniqueness of Galapagos is preserved for future generations. As active members of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, part of your travel cost goes directly to grassroots conservation efforts in Galapagos.

Customized Ecuador Tours – by Andean Discovery: Find the best tours to Ecuador, travel to Galapagos and enjoy your vacation in a relaxing and natural way. Ecuador is the country that has it all!

Bertini Tours – A wide selection of tours to the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador. They offer mini-tours, customized tours, city tours, and extra services like airport pick-up and drop-off. In addition, Bertini Tours also offers spectacular Galapagos Cruise Tours on outstanding cruise ships. They can also provide information about Ecuador, its climate, and where to go and what to do. In addition, Bertini Tours has plenty of information on Galapagos Cruise Ships and Galapagos Yachts, to ensure you choose a boat the suits your needs and budget.

Biking Dutchman Bike Rides – the pioneer of mountain biking tours in Ecuador, with more experience and equipment than the rest, Biking Dutchman offers an array of  quality biking adventures ranging from day trips and treks close to Quito to gentle rides through the Amazon rainforest. The tours are sure to please bikers of all ages and levels of experience, from the most seasoned veteran with an adventurous spirit to those new to mountain biking looking for a pleasant, novel way to take in the wondrous beauty of Ecuador.

Columbus Travel Ecuador – are one of the highest-rated tour operators in Ecuador and have an excellent reputation dating back to the 1990’s. They offer a huge variety of Galapagos cruises and tours to all regions of Ecuador including the Amazon rainforest. They offer trips in all price ranges from economical to luxury tour packages that use top-shelf accommodations and guides.

Galapagos Cruises with EQ Touring – Take a discounted all-inclusive cruise to the Galapagos from June 7-13, 2016 on the Odyssey. We still have cabins available in our special departures on board one of the most beautiful yachts in Galapagos. EQ Touring specializes in luxury Galapagos cruises and last minute Galapagos deals, featuring the finest yachts sailing the Galapagos Islands. They also run tours to the Amazon, Andes Highlands, and major destinations throughout South America. They work with you to build a customized itinerary to precisely fit your interests, needs, and budget.

Galapagos and Ecuador Climbing, Hiking and Biking Tours – by Gulliver Expeditions, the outdoor travel specialist in Ecuador. Join one of our exciting adventures in the Galapagos and add a trip to the Avenue of the Volcanoes. sLearn about our wide variety of adventure trips in the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos on our website.

Imagine Ecuador – is an economical source for Ecuador adventure tours, Galapagos Cruises, Galapagos Tours, Scuba Diving and Amazon Rainforest tours. Here are some of the services offered: Galapagos Last Minute Deals, Galapagos flights, Amazon Rainforest jungle tours, Amazon jungle eco-lodges, whitewater rafting, and kayaking, volunteer work, mountain climbing, biking, trekking, paragliding, rock climbing, canyoning, birdwatching, horseback riding, swing jumping and zip lining.

The top of the world.
Photo by Ecuadorian Alpine Institute

The Catamaran M/C ANAHI – Galapagos travel at its finest  – An excellent option for visiting this natural paradise is by taking a cruise on the Anahi, as you visit several islands and sites of interest in the least amount of time possible. Close wildlife encounters, incredible birding, snorkeling & diving with large marine creatures, enjoying beaches, landscapes with lava fields and spatter cones, stargazing at the Equator, carefree cruising and much more, all as you follow Charles Darwin´s footsteps in this magical realm of evolution and change.

Galapagos Legend Cruises – Give a new meaning to nature and luxury travel. Just visiting the islands of the Galapagos archipelago is a luxury in itself. Nature and wildlife give harmony to visitors who can approach animals that do not fear the presence of humans. A land where evolution theories and scientific reality reign and conservation strives to keep a stronghold.

Nautica Galapagos – Offering excellent deals on Galapagos cruises and Galapagos diving. Also offering Ecuador one-day tours in Quito and Guayaquil, two-day tours including Otavalo market and Cotopaxi Volcano, Amazon jungle tours and land tours. Experience all of Ecuador and the Galapagos with Nautica, their staff will ensure that it is the vacation of a lifetime.

Neotropic Expeditions – is a group of well-established local travel brands that specialize in adventure travel in Ecuador and Colombia. They manage four premier hotels in the Galapagos Islands and were one of the pioneers in Galapagos land tours, in addition to adventure tours in Ecuador in general, since the 1990’s. They offer a wide variety of activities and are highly recommended for multi-sport adventures.

Scuba Iguana – offering the highest quality scuba diving cruises, courses, and expeditions in the Galapagos Islands since 1995, Scuba Iguana is your passport to discovering the underwater Eden of the Galapagos. Owned and operated by pioneers in Galapagos diving, Scuba Iguana can show you the Galapagos like nobody else can.

Birdwatching tours in Ecuador Sword Billed Expeditions is one of the most experienced Tour Operators offering Bird watching tours in the Ecuadorian Coast, Highlands and Amazon rainforest.

Updated 23, May 2016 by Jason Halberstadt