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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Latin Experiences – is a tour operator born in Latin America with offices in Ecuador and Miami. It offers tailor-made trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Search all reputable Galapagos boats and ships and get real-time availability and pricing on all Galapagos cruises.  They are committed to responsible tourism by supporting local communities and the environment.

Rebecca Adventure Travel – is an innovative travel company based in the Netherlands and Ecuador. With a travel concept store in Zutphen, The Netherlands, Rebecca Adventure Travel provides expert advice for planning your perfect Ecuadorian adventure. Offering a wide selection of authentic tours in mainland Ecuador and cruises to the Galapagos Islands, Rebecca has an excellent reputation and a growing base of fans.

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.

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 the 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 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.

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.

Ecuador Unlimited – Offers a wide variety of Galapagos cruise options bookable online, and a variety of other trips to the cloudforest, rainforest, and for families from their offices based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The owner lived and worked for several years in Ecuador and has excellent first-hand knowledge of both Galapagos and the Ecuadorian mainland.

Equateur Voyages Passion – has been taking its 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.

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. 

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Latin Adventures has 10+ years of experience specializing 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.

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 1990s and has an excellent reputation in both Ecuador and Peru.


Updated 18, August 2023 by Jason Halberstadt