Ecuador and 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 Luxury Tours – is part of the Columbus Travel Group, one of Ecuador’s leading tour operators specializing in high-end tours throughout Ecuador and even in Peru. The group owns their own luxury boats in the Galapagos and the newest luxury lodge in the Amazon, so they have their own infrastructure in addition to designing excellent packages to the top destinations and hotels in the region.
Ecuador Tours by Ecuador Adventure – since 1991, the adventure travel pioneers in Ecuador have been taking travelers up mountains, down rivers and exploring the best of what Ecuador has to offer. Mountain biking, hiking, sea kayaking (in the Amazon rainforest and Pacific ocean), whitewater rafting and Galapagos land based tours are some of this tour operator’s most popular adventures.
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 birdwatching, a high concentration of monkeys, and visiting a neighboring Kichwa indigenous family.
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!
Adventure Life Galapagos Tours – offers Galapagos cruises on a wide variety of hand-selected yachts. Our greatest concern is assisting travelers in selecting quality Galápagos tours & insuring 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 – 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.
Cazhuma Tours, Ecuador Travel Agency & Tour operator based in Cuenca, has a large variety of tours throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. They personally advise you with different options that suit your needs assuring you an amazing trip. They offer a selected and broad range of prices from budget tour options, for those adventurous backpackers, to more luxurious options for those who like to travel at an upgraded level. Feel free to contact us 24-7, our travel agents online are always willing to help you anytime with any doubts or questions that you might have about your trip.
Columbus Ecuador Tours – are one of the highest rated tour operators in Ecuador and have an excellent long-standing reputation for providing professional service to the Galapagos, Amazon region, and tour throughout Ecuador. The Columbus Travel Group owns Haugan Cruise lines in the Galapagos and La Selva Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the newest luxury lodge in the entire Amazon basin.
Cotococha Amazon Lodge – Their Quito office is staffed with knowledgeable and highly trained people for all types of travel services throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Their main product is the Amazon Jungle, were you will be welcomed at their romantic lodge. Most itineraries include visits to the local communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoe trips, night walks, cascade visits, river tubing or rafting, and other activities. At Cotococha you’ll live Amazon life in style!
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 Land Tour Specialists – Galapagos Adventure, is a pioneer in offering exciting expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Complete this Galapagos Tour Planner in order to organize your expedition with kayaking, surfing, hiking, biking and more exciting activities in the Galapagos.
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 across the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Learn about our wide variety of adventure trips in the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos on our website.
Imagine Ecuador – Tour Operator for Quito, Galapagos Islands, and Banos – 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.
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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 birdwatching, snorkelling & 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.
Marite Tour – A travel agency and tour operator located in Quito, Ecuador, they specialize in tours to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador’s Andean, Coastal and Amazon regions. They can help you organize your trip to Ecuador, Peru or any other place in the world. Furthermore, they can provide detailed and useful information about Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. See for yourself the beauty of Ecuador, like its Galapagos Islands, the Cotopaxi Volcano – the highest active volcano in the world and one of Ecuador’s landmarks – and the smiles of Ecuador’s friendly people.
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 Travel – 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.
Opuntia Galapagos Land Tours – specialize in Galapagos land based tours and use the four top-ranked hotels they manage as the base for exploring the largest islands in the Galapagos. They’re renowned for pioneering the multi-sport adventure genre of tours in the Galapagos and highly recommended for people who want to kayak, bike, hike, snorkel, surf and explore the Galapagos more in depth than a normal cruise.
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.
Ecuador & Galapagos Photography Tours with Yasuni Travel – Ecuador is a sustainable paradise, considered one of the 17 most diverse countries in the world, and Yasuni Travel’s goal is to maintain it as such. They have tailored photography tours guided by photographers of international stature. They also have tours that will take you to experience centuries-old traditional festivals and/or engage in adventure sports like diving, kayaking, climbing, and mountain biking. Yasuni Travel offers tailor made, customized and personalized private tours in Ecuador. They also offer Galapagos cruises on a wide selection of yachts.
Updated 27 August, 2014 by Jason Halberstadt