Explore a country bursting with deep history, exotic wildlife, and exciting adventures.
Whether you’re looking to travel alone, with friends, or with kids, Alluring Americas offers luxury Ecuador tours and travel that will delight adventurers of all ages.
The Middle of the World offers an abundance of rich culture, tradition, and biodiversity. From the first city to be declared a World Heritage Cultural Site to indigenous traditional highland villages and a famous archipelago forged millions of years ago, trips to Ecuador offer the perfect journey for any traveler.
For you, it may very well be in Ecuador. You can see World Heritage Sites and hike the Andes mountain range. Or you can walk through ancient native settlements and find your sense of self deep within the jungles of the Amazon rainforest.
In Ecuador, you can behold the splendor of nature and the nature of man, from prehistoric Inca settlements to modern-day metropolitan areas that will titillate the senses and strengthen the soul.
Quito is an excellent place to start touring Ecuador.
It boasts towering mountains, snowcapped volcanos, a spring-like climate, and the honor of being the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site. Moreover, it’s close to other major towns, cities, and historical and natural landmarks alike. Thus, it’s the perfect location to begin any Ecuador vacation.
Tucked in the folds of the Andean scenery, the Otavalo region is considered one of the best cultural and natural areas in the country.
It hosts a breathtaking collection of native villages, natural reserves, and pristine lakes as well as one of the oldest handicraft marketplaces in the world.
Unparalleled in natural value and history, the Galápagos Islands are best explored on Galápagos adventure tours designed by experts like Alluring Americas.
Ten million years of history reside in this cluster of nineteen islands. Furthermore, the archipelago plays host to the highest rate of endemic species in the world, including the world-renowned Galápagos tortoise. There is a reason why this place has enraptured the minds of scientists, historians, and travelers.
At over eight thousand feet above sea level in the Ecuadorian highlands, Cuenca lays claim to the beauty that is Saint Anne of the Four Rivers.
It’s full of both colonial architecture and natural grace. Many who pass its borders call this UNESCO World Heritage Site the “Athens of Ecuador.”
Though Ecuador contains only 2 percent of the Amazon, known as the Oriente, Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest claims the title of the most biodiversity on the planet. In fact, several national parks work together to protect the millions upon millions of species of flora and fauna found there.
Furthermore, Ecuador has one of the best ecotourism infrastructures in South America, so you can enjoy the adventure without worrying about destroying the fragile ecosystem around you.
Alluring Americas will handcraft your journey to create an Ecuador tour package that perfectly fits you. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular places to visit, and you can read more about many of them below!
Located in the province of Pichincha, Quito is only a short distance from several other towns and makes an excellent base for exploration. Moreover, it’s bursting at the seams with both ancient Inca and Spanish colonial history, as well as upscale shopping centers, museums, and galleries.
When you’re here, make sure you explore the Otavalo market, the oldest and largest native handicrafts market in all of South America. The stalls overflow with leather, wood, weaving, and dough products.
Cast your eyes to Saint Anne of the Four Rivers and all her mighty prowess. However, if the sixteenth- to eighteenth-century architecture that dominates squares, churches, parks, and museums doesn’t lift your spirits, then surely Cuenca’s “New Town” will. Its many malls, art cafés, and restaurants will enrapture you. Better yet, why not indulge in both?
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Behold nature, untouched by humans and ten million years in the making with our Galápagos adventure tours.
While exploring dazzling flora and fauna, you may be greeted by the rare flightless cormorants, the last existing species of marine lizard, or the legendary Galápagos tortoise itself.
Here is the raw and awe-inspiring power of nature at its finest. Ecuador has one of the most developed ecotourism infrastructures in South America, which will allow you to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon without endangering the surrounding flora and fauna. It also provides you with the easiest access to the Amazon basin on the continent. Enjoy your stay with a luxury lodge experience or as a true outdoor adventure.
Make sure you bring your walking shoes and a camera on your tours to Ecuador as this country lays claim to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes, ancient cultural sites, and vibrant city life South America has to offer.
Located in the heart of Quito, the Mashpi Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, all while being an oasis of urban comfort.
Also, curled into the dense jungle between the equator and the Andes, it supports an untold wealth of plant and animal life that will dazzle the eyes and spark a sense of adventure. If you love the outdoors but also your modern comforts, this is the perfect place for you.
Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil has been heralded as the country’s “Pacific Pearl.” It offers vibrant metropolitan life as well as baronial mansions of great antiquity only thirty miles from the Pacific Ocean.
And if you decide to travel with kids to Ecuador, this is a wonderful starting point for your trip.
Located in central Ecuador’s Sierra region, Cotopaxi supports the Cotopaxi National Park. Totaling over eighty-two thousand acres of breathtaking Andean wildlife, it cradles and cares for a multitude of endangered flora and fauna species, including wild horses and the rare Andean spectacled bear.
Its gentle terrain entices visitors to hike, climb, and trek through forests in the shadow of Volcán Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s second-highest peak and one of the most active volcanos in the world.
Whether high in the mountains, deep in the jungles, or in a lovely room in a luxury hotel, Ecuador has the perfect place for you to hang your hat while you tour with Alluring Americas.
Quito is a perfect blend of antiquity and modern in one beautiful urban setting, and the best part is, you’ll never be too far from any other town you may want to go explore.
For the historians, the shoppers, and the outdoor explorers, you can find everything that you are looking for right around the corner from your hotel.
You can have your choice of old town or new town accommodations in Cuenca. Whether you prefer being surrounded by old wood and stone or modern accoutrements and room service, Cuenca has what you’re looking for.
Better yet, it takes nothing more than a quick walk to go and explore just about anything you could hope for in this amazing town.
Finally, if your taste leans toward beach days and nightlife, Guayaquil is where you’ll want to be.
With a vibrant metropolitan setting, historical landmarks, and a distance of only thirty miles from the Pacific Ocean, it provides a wonderful romantic getaway for couples or those adventurous families who want to travel with kids to Ecuador.
Visas are not necessary for travel to Ecuador, and the country is generally safe. That means all you have to worry about is packing proper clothes, sunscreen, and insect repellent while Alluring Americas takes care of the rest. However, we do recommend you practice safe tourism. Read some travel-safety tips for Ecuador from the US Department of State here.
Your Ecuador vacation will be one that stays with you years after you leave. Since Ecuador offers so much to explore, you will want Alluring Americas to help you in creating the perfect Ecuador tour package for your specific interests and needs.
As for the best time to visit Ecuador, that depends on a variety of factors. For instance, it’s pretty wet in the Andes all year long (with mild days and icy nights), but from December to April, the Ecuadorian Amazon is rainy and hot. If you’re planning to hit the beaches, December to May is your best bet.
Ultimately, no matter when you’d like to go, rest assured that Alluring Americas can get you there in style.
This is our Alluring Ecuador—home to history and history in the making. Because we handcraft private, culturally immersive experiences, your trip is curated to reflect your curiosity and passions. Whether you need a romantic getaway or an unforgettable family adventure, Alluring Americas is the luxury travel company that will lead you on the journey of a lifetime.