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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Ecuador Tours & What to Do
Ecuador Travel Agencies
Galapagos Cruises and Tours


Equateur Voyages Passion – has been taking their clients on exceptional tours of Ecuador for over 20 years. Their trips feature some of the most intense nature, culture and active adventure experiences available in Ecuador. Founded by two French-speaking European adventurers who specialize in hiking, trekking, climbing, birding, cultural expeditions and trips to the Galapagos, Andes, and Amazon rainforest.

Andando Tours – Pioneers in Galapagos tourism. Two generations of sailing, shipbuilding, and exploration of the islands showcase unparalleled knowledge and experience in creating the most unique and best Galapagos cruise vacations. Owners & Operators of S/S Mary Anne & the M/Y Passion.

Happy Gringo’s -team of experienced travel experts offer quick and easy booking of Galapagos cruises, Galapagos Island-Hopping, dive packages,
Ecuador Tours, and Rainforest tours in Ecuador.

Adventure Life Galapagos Cruises & Tours – offers Galapagos cruises on a wide variety of hand-selected Galapagos yachts. Their 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.

Bertini Tours – has 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 pickup and drop-off. In addition, Bertini Tours also offer 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.

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.

Golden Galapagos Cruises – have two new luxury catamarans, the Endemic Galapagos – that set sail in summer, 2018, and the Galapagos Elite, launching in Summer 2019. It’s recommended to reserve early, as these stunning yachts fill well in advance.

Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders – get you the inside scoop and local prices on custom-designed itineraries to the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador from their agency based in Quito. Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon and Ecuadorian Cloudforest staying in some of the country’s top eco-lodges.

Galapagos Cruises with EQ Touring – 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. 

La Selva Jungle Lodge – offers 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. Combine the Amazon with a Galapagos cruise for the ultimate wildlife expedition.

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Latin Trails – is a well-established tour operator based out of Quito that manages the Galapagos yachts Sea Star Journey,  Seaman Journey, and the day trip boat Galapagos Hopper as well as offering a large variety of land tours to both Ecuador and Peru.

Gulliver Travel – Offers Galapagos tours and Ecuador tours specializing in active and cultural trips. They are a well-respected agency that has operated since the 1990’s and have an excellent reputation in both Ecuador and Peru.

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.

Updated 7, March 2019