Guided Tours in Ecuador

It's hard to really appreciate a new place if you don't know much about it. On a guided tour, you won't have to worry about that at all. These tours are led by friendly, English-speaking guides. The guides are on a mission to teach you about whatever it is you're experiencing — that might mean leading you on a historical tour through Quito or taking you bird watching in the Galápagos Islands. Whatever it is, you'll be sure to have a fulfilling experience on a guided tour.

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South Plaza Island, Ecuador
South Plaza IslandSanta Cruz

This tour will take you to South Plaza Island, which is the smallest island of the Galápagos. Despite its small size, this island still has a wealth of interesting wildlife.

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Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Snorkeling
Espanola Island Tour, Ecuador
Espanola Island TourSan Cristobal

Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island's flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per year. Despite the dry climate the island is one of the world's only known nesting sites for the Waved Albatross.

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Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Snorkeling
Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour, Ecuador
Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island TourSan Cristobal

During the boat trip you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and you may see dolphins. Upon arrival at León Dormido we will navigate around the island to see the sea birds and sea lions, resting on the rocks. If you wish, you can snorkel — there is a good chance you will see the Galapagos shark, sea turtles, different types of rays, and a variety of fish. After that, you have some free time to enjoy the beach at Playa Ochoa or Playa Manglecito. Return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Santa Fe Island Tour , Ecuador
Santa Fe Island Tour Santa Cruz

Santa Fe is one of the oldest islands in the Galápagos archipelago. It only covers about 9 square miles , but offers an incredible proliferation of wildlife, both on land and in its surrounding waters. You’ll have plenty of time to observe the animals that live here – this tour begins at 8:00 AM, and lasts around 7 hours, returning to Puerto Ayora at 3:00 PM. It includes a break for lunch on board the yacht.

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Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Cotopaxi Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Cotopaxi Full-Day TourQuito

Reaching an elevation of 19,388 feet above sea level, Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. During this tour you'll visit the Cotopaxi National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ecuadorian Andes.

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Hiking
Volcanoes Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Volcanoes Full-Day TourQuito

Ecuador has a chain of volcanoes known as the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” On this tour, you’ll take a train that passes by some of the area’s impressive volcanoes.

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Floreana Island Tour, Ecuador
Floreana Island TourSanta Cruz

This tour takes you to explore Floreana Island, the island with arguably the most eccentric history in the Galápagos. It has seen its fair share of human activity, beginning with 18th-century whalers. On this tour you’ll see some remnants of that history, as well as plants and animals that are rare even by Galápagos standards—Floreana Island has its very own endemic species of finch called a medium tree finch, to offer just one example.

Guided Tours
Marine Wildlife
Snorkeling
Ingapirca Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Ingapirca Full-Day TourCuenca

This tour takes you to Incapirca Complex, Ecuador’s best-preserved and most important Inca site. On the way, you’ll get to explore many more points of cultural interest in the Cañar province.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Quito City Tour and Middle of the World, Ecuador
Quito City Tour and Middle of the WorldQuito

This tour explores both the wonderful city of Quito and the so called "Middle of the World," which is the place where the equator runs through Ecuador. You'll learn a great deal about the history and culture of Ecuador while on this tour.

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Guided Tours
Historic
Museum
North Seymour Island Tour, Ecuador
North Seymour Island TourSanta Cruz

This tour takes you to some of the Galápagos Island’s excellent bird watching and snorkeling. First you’ll visit North Seymour Island, and then you’ll continue to a beach called Las Bachas on Santa Cruz Island.

Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Snorkeling
El Cajas National Park, Ecuador
El Cajas National ParkCuenca

Cajas National Park covers 70,000 acres of protected Ecuadorian wilderness, and is located a 30-minute drive outside of Cuenca. This park has 235 lakes, and is the largest reservoir in Ecuador.

Guided Tours
Hiking
Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and Sigsig, Ecuador
Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and SigsigCuenca

While you’re in Cuenca, get the most out of the local artisan scene with a full-day tour of the nearby villages of Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and Sigsig. Each of these towns is located in the mountains that surround Cuenca, about an hour outside of the city.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Lava Tunnels, Ecuador
Lava TunnelsIsabela

The lava tunnels of Isabela Island create an unforgettable underwater landscape for snorkeling.

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Lobo Island and Ochoa Beach, Ecuador
Lobo Island and Ochoa BeachSan Cristobal

Isla Lobos is a small islet located approximate 40 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Is it home to various Galapagos birds, such as Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, and Frigate Birds, as well as a colony of Sea Lions and numerous Marine Iguanas. On this half-day trip you will disembark on the islet for an hour long interpreted walk around the island. Afterwards you will be able to snorkel in the protected bay nearby. Following a lunch onboard you will relocate to Ochoa Beach where you can wander the sand, snorkel some more or relax in the sun.

Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Guayaquil Tropical City Tour, Ecuador
Guayaquil Tropical City TourGuayaquil

Come explore Ecuador's largest and most bustling city on this tour. You'll visit the Malecón walkway, Plaza of the Administration, the Las Peñas neighborhood, and Cerro Santa Ana.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Bartolome Island Tour, Ecuador
Bartolome Island TourSanta Cruz

On this tour, you’ll get to hike on the Galápagos island of Bartolomé . As you hike, you’ll learn about the volcanic landscape.

Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Hiking
Snorkeling




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