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Our Destination Experts are here to answer all your questions regarding travel to Ecuador. They’ll also be able to tell you about what to expect during your visit and provide you with tons of tips regarding how to plan your journey!

Metropolitan Touring, with its team of entirely local and highly knowledgeable Destination Experts, prides itself in assisting you, from start to finish, throughout your tour of Ecuador. We’re here to make sure this dream vacation of yours can, and will be, everything it’s meant to be, and more!

Why visit Ecuador in South America?

Ecuador’s central location is the perfect junction from which to set out and experience the continent’s biggest claims to fame—the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, and the Andes mountains. In addition to these gorgeous regions, Ecuador’s fascinating culture and history never fail to entice visitors to stay even longer.  

Not to mention, Ecuador’s convenient proximity to nearby, complementary destinations—such as Colombia and Peru—make it the perfect jumping-off point for an even more expansive discovery of the continent.

San Mateo Esmeraldas Ecuador

When is the best time to visit Ecuador?

Struggling to decide on when to travel to Ecuador?

Lucky for you that Ecuador is a year-round destination! So don’t linger too long on deciding when to go, because the only variation you’ll encounter throughout the whole year is in the weather patterns experienced across its four distinct regions.

Find out more about Ecuador’s Regional Weather by clicking on the button below!

What makes Ecuador stand out from the rest of Latin American countries?

Ecuador’s central location along the equator makes it one of the best places to start your exploration of Latin America! Not only that, but the country’s relatively small size makes for an easy and convenient exploration of its four vastly different regions. Throughout each of these, you’ll be able to experience one of the highest levels of biodiversity (per square mile) in the world!

Ecuador is also the home to two of the first places to be registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the stunning Historic Center of Quito and the majestic Galapagos Islands.

Why visit Quito, Ecuador?

The capital of Ecuador, with its superbly temperate weather, is one of the best starting points to experience nearly everything the country has to offer. It is the second highest capital city in the world, offering sweeping views of the surrounding mountainscapes and a delightful escape into its historical centerone of the most well-preserved UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites in Latin America.  

Is it safe to travel to Ecuador?

Just as you would when traveling to any other country, you want to make good and informed choices regarding your well-being and safety when visiting Ecuador.

Ecuador is a country experiencing growth and transition on many levels. As such, it is a good idea to hire a reliable driver for any day trips you want to do on your own, plan activities with an established tour operator, ask for door-to-door transportation, utilize the services of a recommended local guide, and store your passport and important documents in the hotel room safe. These things are good to keep in mind, no matter where you travel.

When it comes to the integrity of your travel experience, Metropolitan Touring vets our partnering hotels and service providers to guarantee quality and consistency in each of the services and experiences we offer. This way, our travelers can enjoy greater peace of mind throughout their travels. 


Have a quick look at what our travelers and guests are saying about us! 


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“La Pinta offered an amazing experience. The entire crew is welcoming, knowledgeable, and focused on safety [...] The naturalists guides are focused on preservation and make every effort to share knowledge around conservation.”
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"We booked the 5-day western tour of the Galapagos Islands aboard the Isabella Il. The friendly staff on the Isabella Il went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy [...] The food was excellent with options for everyone and the cabins were comfortable."
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"The trip [to Galapagos, Ecuador and Peru] was seamless, with representatives meeting and guiding us at all stages. The guides were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The accommodations were excellent and the included meals were delicious and focused on local specialties."
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"Our custom trip to Quito, the Galapagos and Mashpi Lodge was incredible, one of the best we've ever taken as a family. It took a lot of planning and we tend to be particular but Diego made adjustment after adjustment until we were happy."


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Condé Nast Traveler ONLINE

This small, secret rooftop of the restored Casa Gangotena mansion peers over Plaza San Francisco in the center of Quito’s colonial Old Town, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Order a Cedrón Spritz, a refreshing mix of rum, lemon, sparkling wine, and fresh lemon verbena (cedrón) syrup and leaf, then revel in the mesmerizing, real-time montage of daily life in Ecuador’s capital as it parades past.

National Geographic Traveller

A Font of information, Klaus has spent decades in the field, leading tours in the Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Islands. He hung up his guiding boots a few years back and now creates itineraries for the tour operator, Metropolitan Touring. Adrift in the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from mainland South America, Galapagos is one of the most biodiverse locales on Earth.

Cruise Critic

Santa Cruz II is a replacement for the much-loved Santa Cruz, which plied the waters of the Galapagos for 36 years. It is not a new ship; it was built in 2002 and sailed as Mare Australis under the Australis cruise brand, operating expedition cruises around Cape Horn and to Antarctica. Metropolitan Touring bought the ship in 2015 and completely refurbished it, launching it as Santa Cruz II in October 2015.

Telegraph Ultra Travel: 50 Greatest Hotels in the World

When this modern, minimalist, glass-walled jungle lodge opened in 2012, it changed the accommodation game in South America. Arquitect Alfredo Ribadeneira’s “protective cocoon” would impress in a modern city; in the depths of an Andean cloudforest, it is wild, audacious and beautiful. Though only 70 miles from Quito, Maspi Lodge sits in splendid isolation, perched on a cliff at the end of an unsealed road.

Terms and Conditions

Itinerario de 5 días / 4 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (4214 USD + impuestos por persona)
Itinerario de 7 días / 6 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (5672 USD + impuestos por persona)
No reembolsable. Aplica únicamente para residentes ecuatorianos en nuevas reservas directas realizadas, hasta el 30 de junio del 2022, con un ejecutivo de ventas del hotel. Válido para estadías hasta el 31 de agosto de 2022. No puede ser combinada con otros descuentos, promociones u ofertas. El descuento no aplica para otros servicios. El precio no incluye recargo de combustible de $20 por noche de crucero.

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