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How to Organize your Ecuador Customized Holiday

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Most people would agree that 2020 has not been the easiest year. Many are now starting to think about where they will travel and what they will do in 2021 and 2022. There are opportunities to plan fantastic Ecuador tours for 2022. We can help you go about this to ensure that you get the very most from your Ecuador mainland tour.


One of the problems with going on a tour that is not customized or tailor made is that often it will not completely meet your travel needs. This is commonly because such tours are designed to appeal to the widest possible range of customers. This means that while you may love the outdoors and active adventures and not enjoy museums or shopping, you might find that these sorts of activities are unavoidable on non-customized trips. A customized tour is very helpful in preventing these sorts of issues by ensuring that your Ecuador vacation is completely designed with you in mind.

As Ecuador experts we are very well placed to help you organize an unforgettable Ecuador vacation. The Ecuador mainland has a lot to offer to visitors that enjoy a wide range of different activities. Your Ecuador customized tour can be designed to take in those that are the most appealing for you and those you are travelling with. Different types of visitors are looking for different things from their Ecuador holiday. We have a good understanding of the different needs of different types of travelers and can help you to find exactly what you are looking for. For example, families may be seeking out different types of activities and experiences than couples, while groups may visit Ecuador with a specific type of activity in mind. Couples might want more romantic options; groups may possibly not want this.

There are a lot of factors to consider, and here are some aspects of your customized Ecuador tour for this year that you may want to think about to get started:



Where to go

Being a rather small country, by South American standards anyway, the amazing range of places to go are all accessible quite quickly. You can easily enjoy the mountains, coast, jungle, and cloud forest as well as colonial towns and cities on your visit to Ecuador. Our tailor made tours information provides some hints on the possible places that you might want to include on your trip. This includes places that visitors generally like to include on their customized tours of the Ecuador mainland, as well as more unusual places to go. As you might expect, Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Banos, Riobamba, Cuenca, Mindo and Papallacta can all be seen in this list as well as other important visitor spots and less-visited places such as San Clemente, Guamote, among others. Don’t let this list restrict you! If there are other places you’d like to visit that you’ve heard about that you’d like us to include we can make this happen. Some people like to see the main sights, while others like to get off the beaten path, and others still prefer a mix of the two. Let us know your preferences and we can help you to pick the spots we think you’ll most enjoy.

What to do

A major element of trip planning an Ecuador customized tours is what to do. To some extent your interests may have an influence over where you go within the country. For example, if your primary interest on your holiday is birdwatching, this is helpful information that can feed into a tour that is perfectly tailor made for you. Such a tour might include a visit to the Amazon jungle, as well as time spent in the cloud forest near Mindo. On the other hand, those that most enjoy cultural experiences on their vacations might be more likely to enjoy a visit to the colorful Otavalo Market or a trip to Guamote. Those that love exhilarating adventures will perhaps most enjoy towns such as Mindo and Baños, where adrenaline pumping pursuits are concentrated, while history lovers will probably want to spend some time in Quito’s colonial center as well as in Cuenca. The more input that you can provide us about your preferences for what you want to do, the better and more tailor made your Ecuador personalized tour will be.

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Where to Stay

Where you stay is usually a very important part of your visit to a new country. Ecuador benefits from a wealth of different options in this regard. There are different kinds of accommodations to suit every budget, and there are lots of options that will add a sense of uniqueness to your Ecuador tailor made tour. For example, you can choose between chain hotels (in major cities), original boutique hotels, or small family-run guesthouses. There is the possibility to stay in one, or even many haciendas, particularly in the northern and central Andes regions of the country. You might want to stay at spas, such as at the hot springs at Papallacta, or at one of the many spa options at Baños. If ecotourism is your preference, we can include accommodation that is most in-line with this, and particularly in certain parts of the country such as in the Amazon region. Whatever it is you prefer; we can add it in to your personalized tour of Ecuador. Just let us know!

When to Visit

Some visitors may want to visit Ecuador at a particular time, such as to have a better chance of seeing a particular bird or animal, or to enjoy a specific festival. If you have interests like this, let us know and we can advise of the best time for your trip.




Tell Us Who You Are and How Long You’re Coming For

As mentioned earlier, different types of groups might have different preferences or needs. For example, a family with young children might be looking for different types of activities than a family with teenagers. An older couple may have more concerns about accessibility of accommodation. The more information you can give us about who you are and what you need from your tailor-made tour, the more suited your trip will be to you.

We also need to know how long you’re planning to visit for. This will naturally impact on the number of places that you will visit and the distance between them. Knowing this will help us to ensure you can get the most out of the time that you have for your trip.

Don’t Forget the Galapagos Islands

As well as specializing in trips to the Ecuador mainland we are also experts in Galapagos Islands cruises and land-based Galapagos trips. Many visitors to Ecuador also want to include some time spent in the Galapagos Islands. We can plan this into your trip for, booking and organizing it as a part of your customized Ecuador vacation.

If you are interested in a tailor made Ecuador vacation, why not fill in our form to get started? If you prefer you could email us at:
[email protected]. Let’s make the best year ever for travel experiences.

By Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders
By Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders
Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders is a leading travel company based in Ecuador and run by local tour guides and travel specialists, we are happy to provide expert and free trip planning advice, no commitment fee involved.
Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders