Ecuador and Galapagos

 Ecuador & Galapagos

Ecuador may be the smallest Andean nation, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to startling contrasts, spectacular scenery and striking diversity. From the palm-fringed beaches of the Pacific coast to the icy pinnacles of Chimborazo, this tiny nation enjoys a melting pot of cultures, bustling highland markets, vast tropical rainforest reserves teeming with wildlife, and the historical gem of the capital city, Quito. Explore the untouched utopian paradise of the Galápagos Islands, whose extraordinary wildlife creates a ‘living laboratory of evolution’, surf beautiful breaks on the pristine, untamed coastline, or unwind in one of the many timeless mountain villages where the pace of life slows down to a welcoming halt.