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  • One of Quito iconic locations, Basilica Cathedral, and a photo opportunity on all Chile vacations
  • The Mitad del Mundo in Quito provides a great photo opportunity on all Ecuador tours

Located in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, Quito is the country’s capital city. At an elevation of 2,800 m (9,350 ft) above sea level, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world which can be experienced on an Ecuador vacation.

The area’s earliest inhabitants were the Quito people who gave the city its name. Quito became part of the Incan Empire, growing into a major city before the arrival of Spanish explorers early in the 16th century. The city was officially established, despite resistance from local inhabitants, by Spanish lieutenant Sebastián de Benalcázar in 1534. Roman Catholicism became the religion of the region and more than twenty churches were built during colonial times. During the 19th century, residents of Quito began to strive for independence resulting in the Battle of Pichincha. Victory in this battle marked Quito’s independence from Spain.

The city has continued to grow into the political centre of Ecuador. Recent years have witnessed massive restoration projects which have helped the city maintain its distinct character. Quito was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 to preserve its colonial convents and churches as well as its famed “Old Town”. This “Old Town” hosts around 130 monumental buildings that celebrate the city’s colonial heritage and is a favourite amongst visitors on Ecuador tours. Quito’s beautiful location coupled with an appreciation for its history makes it an incredible destination to explore.

Because of Quito's elevation and it's location on the equator, it is said the city enjoys eternal springtime.

 


Ecuador Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Ecuador vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Ecuador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Ecuador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Ecuador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Ecuador tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Ecuador vacation packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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Quito, Ecuador

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    Escape on a Peru vacation that explores the best natural and historical sites of Latin America. This incredible tour takes you from the heights of the Andes and the magnificent Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru to the Galapagos Islands and the centre of the world in Quito, Ecuador.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,309
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,719
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat

    Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Search for red howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy, brave the waters alongside piranha and witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls.
    Duration:
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,740
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Andes to Amazon

    Goway's Andes to Amazon, Ecuador visits Quito, the owls of Parque Condor, Cotopaxi National Park and Banos before exploring the Amazon river. Please Inquire.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,807
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Avenue of the Volcanoes Ecuador

    Venture along the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes to discover the mountainous mainland of Ecuador. You’ll pass by volcanic peaks, hike to crater rims, ride the Devil’s Nose switchback railroad, and explore the Incan fortress of Ingapirca as well as several Indigenous markets along the way.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,136
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Avenue of the Volcanoes: Quito to Cuenca

    Journey along Ecuador’s famed Avenue of the Volcanoes on this adventurous vacation from Quito to Cuenco. Pass by seven volcanic peaks more than 5,000m high, ride the Devil’s Nose switchback railroad, and explore the Incan fortress of Ingapirca, as well as the historical town of Cuenca.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,603
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Banos & Antisana Stopover

    Expand your Ecuador tour with a few days in one of the country’s most exciting regions. Banos and Antisana are known not just for their natural Andean beauty, but for the range of adventure activities on offer.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,061
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Colonial Ecuador

    The perfect one week tour to experience the delights of colonial Ecuador as well as be amazed at the breathtaking scenery including majestic towering active volcanoes. Visit the Equator, have lunches at special restaurants and enjoy an exhilarating train journey through the mountains.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,168
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos Isabela II

    There is no wildlife adventure on earth like the Galapagos. Protected from the mainland, this unique ecosystem supports more endemic species than any other destination, and is a once in a lifetime holiday.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,795
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos M/Y La Pinta: Northern Islands from Baltra

    Visit Santa Cruz, one of the best places to see giant tortoise before travelling to Sombrero Chino Islet, Bartolome Island, Darwin Bay and more as you spend five days aboard Yacht La Pinta.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,276
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos M/Y La Pinta: Western Islands from Baltra

    Enjoy seven days of wildlife exploration as you sail aboard Yacht La Pinta, a haven for relaxation with comfortable accommodations and all the facilities for a stylish yet informal ambiance.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 11,217
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Ocean Spray: 5 Days

    Embark on a 5 day cruise of the stunning Galapagos Islands travelling aboard the Ocean Spray, a new luxury mega catamaran. See the highlights of this world famous and unique wildlife haven.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 7,692
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Cormorant: 5 Days

    Spend 5 days on board the Comorant, a brand new luxury catamaran that provides excellent viewing opportunities of the incredible Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the unique wildlife available here.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 7,393
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Cormorant: 8 Days

    Embark on an 8 day cruise of the Galapagos Islands, staying on board the Comorant, a luxurious catamaran. Enjoy the unique and incredible wildlife that makes these islands world famous.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 11,067
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Endemic: 5 Days

    Venture through the biodiverse world of the Galapagos Islands to see soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and frolicking sea lions. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy world-class comforts and amenities as you head throughout the islands, exploring their volcanic landscapes and spotting their abundant wildlife.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,710
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Endemic: 6 Days

    Venture through a world of soaring frigate birds, dozing sea lions, and delightful penguins on this Galapagos Islands vacation. Travelling aboard a luxury yacht, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and expert service as you visit the diverse Galapagos Islands and see highlights like the Green Beach and Dragon Hill.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,656
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Endemic: 8 Days

    Explore a magical world of soaring frigate birds, lumbering tortoises, and delightful penguins on this journey to the Galapagos Islands. Travelling aboard a luxurious yacht, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations and expert service as you pass between the islands of the Galapagos, exploring this breathtakingly diverse ecosystem.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,529
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Ocean Spray: 6 Days

    Enjoy 6 days discovering the incredibly unique Galapagos Islands. Spend your days visiting the many highlights and spend your evenings on board the Ocean Spray, a new luxury catamaran.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 9,034
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Ocean Spray: 8 Days

    Cruise through the Galapagos Islands, once visited by Charles Darwin and now one of the most pristine wilderness regions a Globetrotter can visit. Days are spent exploring and seeing the wildlife up close, while nights are aboard the elegant Ocean Spray catamaran.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 11,549
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Seaman : 5 Days

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,520
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Seaman: 8 Days

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,196
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Seaman: 4 Days

    See the Galapagos through expert eyes on this luxurious cruise.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,054
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/C Treasure of the Galapagos: 5 Days

    Board the M/C Treasure of the Galapagos and explore the biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on the lava fields of Santiago, spot hybrid marine/land iguanas on South Plaza Island, and enjoy the comforts of an eclectic catamaran in your downtime.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,964
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/V Legend: 4 Days

    The Legend offers the amenities of a large cruise liner without sacrificing the intimacy of small craft. Spend 4 days on a first-class vessel exploring the sights of the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,090
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Cruising Galapagos: M/V Legend: 5 Days

    Enjoy 5 days sailing aboard the Legend, a luxurious first-class, 100-passenger vessel that will take you through the unique flora and fauna that makes the islands a haven for nature lovers.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,152
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Ecuador See Trip Details
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