A land of colourful indigenous people, Andean valleys and unique wildlife, Ecuador is a fascinating country and one which is an ideal introduction to South America. The UNESCO protected capital of Quito is a delightful city of narrow colonial streets, painted houses and grand conquistador churches whilst to the north is the equator and the vibrant market of Otavalo, largest in South America, with its excellent indigenous crafts. To the south Cotopaxi and the dramatic 'Avenue of the Volcanoes' provide a stunning backdrop and lead to the dense rainforests of the east. For many, however, the absorbing Galapagos Islands are the highlight of any tour. With many birds and animals uniquely adapted to this environment, follow in Darwin's footsteps and explore the diversity of these famous volcanic islands. Pettitts specialises in providing quality, tailor-made holidays and tours to Ecuador.

Essential Information

Capital: Quito

Main Language: Spanish

Time Zone: GMT -5

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

When To Go

This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.













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Explore The Cities of Ecuador

Customer Testimonial

“First and foremost it was a simply stunning time – we really enjoyed every aspect of it” – “You put together for us a most wonderful trip, and you plugged away with the Peruvian agents getting just the trip we wanted”

P & ST - Peru and the Galapagos Islands - September 2012

Experts in Private Guided Journeys

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