Ecuador Explorer, the trusted travel guide to Ecuador since 1997.

Travel Requirements & Advisories: Travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is currently allowed from most countries. See the official Ecuador Ministry of Tourism site for details. Please consult your national authorities as to current travel regulations. Here are links to the US Embassy, Canada, UK, and Australian official sites. 

Ecuador Explorer will help you explore the remarkable diversity of Ecuador: the Galapagos Islands, the Andean Highlands, the Amazon Rainforest, the Pacific Coast, and the fascinating towns and cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, OtavaloBaños, and more.

See the before-you-go section, find the most highly rated hotels in Ecuador, and find the most exciting things to do and see with recommendations for reliable Ecuador tour operators. Ecuador Explorer provides packing suggestions, and advice for eating, drinking, hiking, trekking, climbing, birding, and generally getting the most out of your visit to Ecuador.

Ecuador is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Excellent hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, rafting and kayaking, SCUBA divingmountain biking, and road biking, around Ecuador.

Rumiñahui Volcano, South of Quito, Ecuador

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Recommended Ecuador & Galapagos Tour Operators

 logo Adventure Life’s recommended Galapagos cruises, Ecuador tours, and Machu Picchu & Galapagos tours are custom-designed by South America experts based in the US.
logo Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders – know Ecuador and the Galapagos inside and out. This agency based out of Quito designs customized trips & cruises to the best spots in Ecuador.
logo Latin Trails have excellent cruises to the Galapagos on Seaman Journey and a lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
logo Latin Adventures specializes in mid to high-end trips with personalized all-inclusive itineraries to the Galapagos & Ecuador for families and travelers looking for nature, adventure, gastronomy, culture, and history.
logo Gulliver Expeditions has been taking elated clients on tours of the Galapagos, the Amazon rainforest, trekking in the Andes, and climbing up Ecuador’s highest volcanoes, since 2005. Recently they’ve expanded to offer trips to Peru and Bolivia.
logo Via Natura – operates the highly recommended value-priced Monserrat Galapagos yacht and Casa Natura eco-lodge on the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz.

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