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 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.