Ecuador

Divided by the Andes into coast, highlands and jungle, Ecuador is a tiny country by South American standards, but still packs a punch. The Andean scenery here is stunning, the jungle lodges and hotels are some of the best in the continent, the wildlife colourful and the people are charming and wonderfully hospitable. Untouched Amazon rainforest or pristine Cloud Forests, vibrant local markets such as Otavalo in the Andes and wonderful colonial towns and cities including Quito, Ecuador's striking capital, add still more to a luxury holiday or honeymoon in Ecuador.

The Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are truly unique and beg to be explored, with incredible landscapes and seascapes, showcasing diverse wildlife and sealife at every turn. An archipelago of volcanic islands formed some six million years ago, the Galapagos is made up of 18 main islands, including Isabela, San Cristobal and Santa Cruz. Go on a spectacular and memorable cruise, stay in some unique accommodation on both land and sea, snorkel with penguins and sea lions, and get close to some of the dazzling variety of wildlife: from the marine iguana and the playful blue-footed booby to the magnificent and iconic giant tortoise, a holiday in the Galapagos truly offers one of the most amazing wildlife experiences in the world.

Exploring the beautiful islands of the Galapagos is easy- there is a vast range of boats, from smaller sailing boats to larger cruise boats, with various routes, facilities and activities on offer. The Exsus team have detailed knowledge and personal experience of the many luxury boats which tour the Galapagos, and have handpicked the best ones to help you choose which Galapagos cruise is right for you. Just contact us to find out more.

For some, such as families travelling with smaller children, land-based stays may be a better option than a cruise for your holiday to the Galapagos. The Galapagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz is an amazing way to experience the islands' unique wildlife without taking to the seas, but also works very well combined with a few days on a boat. Whatever your priorities, we can tailor-make a Galapagos holiday to suit you.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS

Providing, unquestionably, the best wildlife experience in South America.  In the Galapagos, getting up close and personal with unusual and extraordinarily tame creatures such as the marine iguana (the only lizard to swim in the ocean) and the resplendent giant tortoise is all but guaranteed.

Soaking up some seriously wild and beautiful scenery. Some of the beaches, such as pristine Tortuga Bay in Santa Cruz, rival the best in the whole of Latin America.

Enjoying the most fulfilling Amazon rainforest experience in South America; the eco-lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon represent responsible tourism at its best.

Exploring the magnificent Avenue of the Volcanoes, a valley flanked with mighty, snow-capped volcanic peaks that stretches for 200km between Quito and Cuenca.  Unforgettable.

Bargaining for artefacts in colourful markets, including the famous textile market in Otavalo on Saturday mornings.

HOLIDAYS IN ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS HANDPICKED BY EXSUS

PLACES TO STAY IN ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS HANDPICKED BY EXSUS

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