The fascination to travel seems to be particularly great in Ecuador, as numerous visits from some of the World's most famous travellers prove. In relatively recent history, Alexander Humboldt admired and studied the diversity of nature along the equator during his American journey from 1799-1804. By visiting Ecuador, you too can explore the exclusive scenery and the fascinating cultures here at the equator. Choose from the many day tours and travel packages below that are available from Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca including city tours, trips to the Mindo cloud forest, the Equator monument and a tour to the Cotopaxi national park.
Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835: Deeply impressed by their unique nature, flora and fauna, he was inspired to write his theory of evolution. By visiting the Galapagos Islands, you too will be inspired by the exclusive scenery at the equator line. Make time to discover the wonders of the animal and plant kingdom evolving on the Galapagos archipelago. While for many years the only way to discover the Galapagos Islands has been on a cruise, now you can combine a comfortable hotel stay on one or several of the islands with day tours into the national park as well as the marine reserve.