LUXURY ADVENTURE TRAVEL IN ECUADOR

Ecuador is relatively tiny, yet its boundless beauty and diversity in experiences surely rival its neighbors. It’s impossible to mention Ecuador without paying homage to Charles Darwin, whose discoveries in the Galapagos Islands altered the course of human understanding of evolution. This far-flung archipelago feels lost in time, and the islands are home to dozens of otherworldly and prehistoric-looking species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. On Mainland Ecuador, the mist in the thick cloud forests of the Andes gives way to reveal massive crater lakes and breathtaking volcanic peaks. And although more of the Amazon rainforest sprawls through Peru, Brazil and Colombia, half of Ecuador is made up of large swaths of unspoiled jungle just waiting to be explored.

WHY TRAVEL TO ECUADOR WITH THE LEGACY UNTOLD?

Ecuador has the potential to wow you at every turn when you know where to go and what to do. If you plan your trip with The Legacy Untold we will tailor your trip to your preferences and budget, choosing from our favorite hotels and luxury yachts, as well as the best guides and other experience providers in Ecuador. Ecuador is an excellent destination for families with children, for groups of adventurous friends, for romance, for history buffs and science lovers. We are able to match the best experiences and hotel properties to suit the needs of each and every traveler.

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In Ecuador the best hotels, lodges and vessels are authentic, atmospheric, and one of a kind. Some of our favorites include a former Inca fortress with volcano views, a 4,000 acre colonial farm with a 60-horse stable, and a super yacht with a hot tub on deck. 

THE GALAPAGOS

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GUAYAQUIL

THE ANDES MOUNTAINS & CLOUD FOREST

THE AMAZON JUNGLE BASIN

ECUADOR COASTLINE

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

WHEN TO GO

In the Galapagos there really is no off season. Located on top of the equator, the region has a subtropical climate and sits in one of the Pacific’s dry zones, so it never gets too hot or humid. In terms of seeing wildlife, most of the species in the Galapagos do not migrate so you can see them year round. July to September can be a bit wetter than the rest of the year, but this is also a great time for diving.

Mainland Ecuador including the Amazon, Andes and cloud forests sees visitors year round, with a drier seasons from June to September in the highlands. Throughout the country – including in the Galapagos – weather can change at a moment’s notice and it’s best to pack for every possible scenario from warm and dry to cool and wet, and everything in between.

Throughout the country – including in the Galapagos – weather can change at a moment’s notice and it’s best to pack for every possible scenario from warm and dry to cool and wet, and everything in between. Each season in Ecuador has its own unique benefits. Contact us and let us help you choose the best timing to go to the Galapagos for your needs.

GETTING THERE

International flights arrive into Quito or Guayaquil where you can catch an onward flight to the Galapagos to begin your departure by sea or your land-based adventure. Galapagos vessels do not depart from mainland Ecuador. Once you embark itineraries typically range from 4-14 nights at sea and can be combined with a few nights on land. We can easily arrange private yachts and buyouts for families and other small groups.