A small country with a lot of authentic travel experiences. Howler monkeys bark in the distance in the Mindo Cloud Forest, while a colourful toucan sits on a branch above. Blankets, artworks, woollen socks—a fantastic array of textiles and goods greet you as you wander through Otavalo, South America’s largest indigenous crafts market. Walking near Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s most famous snow-capped volcanic mountain is genuinely refreshing due to the clean mountain air.
Ecuador is a natural and cultural symphony that stretches from the high Andes to the Amazon rainforest and across 600 miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Galapagos Islands archipelago. A conductor is required to achieve the best harmony, as with most symphonies. Vibes Group UK consultants can set the tone and orchestrate a seamless private tour for you.
Quito, the capital, and historic Cuenca are UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 500-year-old buildings, cobblestone streets, and baroque churches. Stay at a historic hacienda in Ecuador’s Andean highlands for a truly unique experience of the country’s breathtaking scenery, where siestas and sumptuous meals on sun-dappled terraces are the norms. But, as any nature lover knows, a trip to the Galapagos Islands is Ecuador’s crowning achievement. Meet giant tortoises that can live for two centuries and the finches that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution. It’s a long journey from the mainland, but if there were ever a magical animal kingdom, this would be it.