As one of the smallest countries in South America, part of Ecuador’s charm is its compact size. Ecuador’s four regions – the Andes, Amazon, Pacific Coast and Galapagos Islands – encompass an incredible variety of flora, fauna and experiences. The Amazon Basin is a day’s drive from the Andean peaks that form the Avenue of the Volcanoes; while the Pacific Coastal plains are a hop, skip and jump from the Indian markets of the highlands.
– April to November is the dry season in Ecuador’s highlands and the best time for travelling along the Avenue of the Volcanoes.
– The Galapagos Islands can be visited all year round. December to June is warm and humid, while July to November is cooler with fresher winds.
– The driest period in Ecuador’s Amazon begins in December and ends around February. The wettest months tend to be May and June, however rainfall is common all year round.
– Experience the wonders and diversity of Ecuador aboard the sensational Tren Crucero as you travel between the highlands and the lush coastal region.
– Ecuador has a wealth of historic haciendas which have been converted into beautiful hotels – the ultimate way to experience the country’s sublime landscapes in style.
– Enjoy the laid-back small-town atmosphere of UNESCO Heritage-listed Cuenca, with cobblestone streets, graceful balconies and religious art treasures.