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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands: An Exotic Land of Colors and Contrasts
Ecuador is a country full of diverse cultures, climates and landscapes. From the spectacular Andean highlands to the remote Amazon jungle; from the untamed tropical coastline of the Pacific to the wondrous natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Here, dramatic scenery imposes on wild settings in a vast and beautiful land of contrasts. Each region abounds in colorful and fascinating varieties of Indian cultures still practicing traditional customs. A country of overwhelming beauty and unique natural attractions, Ecuador offers its guests with a wealth of possibilities, a flavor of Latin culture and a spirit of adventure.
A trip to the Galapagos Islands will be the journey of your lifetime. Located 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland, the archipelago consists of 13 major islands, of which 5 are inhabited. The Island's interesting volcanic geology, as well as its rich flora and fauna have been admired and studied by numerous travelers, scientist, and nature-lovers. Scientists are still faced with a mystery how such a large diversity of species could develop in a remote location like the Galapagos Islands. On the Islands, a multitude of animals, by most people only known from the Discovery Channel, are romping about: the main reason for tourists and nature lovers to pay the Galapagos Islands a visit.
Traveling to and within Ecuador & The Galapagos
Most journeys to Ecuador start with a flight to the capital city, Quito, where you will be met by one of our capable representatives and transfer to the hotel of your choice. The transportation for your journey to Arasha or Otavalo is provided via late model sedans or vans. For the Galapagos, you will be flown from Quito with a brief stop in Guayaquil. Airline service is also utilized for your journey to the Amazon. Motor boat transportation is used while visiting the lodges in the Amazon's Napo River area.