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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Of Ecuador


The tiny country of Ecuador, the country on the equator has four regions and boasts a diverse collection of unique flora and fauna. The government here has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador's precious ecosystem. Ecuador boasts a fascinating mixture of remarkable locations and is home to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the City of Quito and the incredible Galapagos Islands. There are 3 cultural sites, and 2 natural sites. Viewing wildlife and dramatic landscapes can be combined with outdoor activities like rock climbing and hiking.

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Top Ecuador UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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Explore the Amazon

  • Amazon Basin

    Coca, a sprawling oil town in the Amazonian rainforest with no street signs and unpaved roads, is the gateway to a world of unsoiled nature. This is a place where you can take visits to Indian villages, stay overnight in jungle lodges, walk through lush rainforest in search of brilliant toucans and parrots, and travel by dugout canoe down hidden tributaries. These are all part of the adventures awaiting you in the Amazon jungle.

  • The Peruvian Amazon

    The Peruvian Amazon is a verdant tropical region covering almost two-thirds of the country, it is the fourth largest rainforest in the world with remarkable biodiversity. The Amazon is the main source of water in the Peruvian Jungle, the most extensive and largest network of waterways in the world. Home to a large number of flora and fauna including over 7,300 different species of flowering plants, 293 mammals, and 2,500 butterflies.

  • Brazilian Amazon

    Here where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes converge near the city of Manaus, is where most Brazilian Amazon adventures begin. With 20% of the world`s fresh water, and one third of its living species, the Amazon accounts for one fifth of the earth`s total water flow, making it by far the worlds largest river by volume.

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  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Brazil

    The spectacular and diverse country of Brazil features 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including 14 cultural sites, 7 natural sites, and 1 mixed property. There are many amazing destinations in Brazil including the stunning natural paradise of the Amazon Rainforest, and Pantanal with its unique biodiversity, along with sensational cities like Salvador da Bahia, Ouro Preto, and Rio De Janeiro.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Peru

    The fascinating country of Peru features 12 otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 8 are listed as cultural sites, two as natural, and two as mixed with both cultural and natural criteria. These spectacular sites spread throughout the country are among some of the most significant cultural destinations in the world.

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  • Quito - Amazon - Galapagos (Santa Cruz)
    9 nights from $2,448*
  • The Best of Ecuador. Visit Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage, the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest is mainly tropical rainforest located in the eastern lowlands of Ecuador. And last but not list,  Galapagos, this is the most populated island and the tourist hub. Perfect place to spot marine iguanas, birds, crabs, turtles and innumerous animal species. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • 2 nights in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
    • 3 nights in the Amazon Basin Including: Transfer Airport to Lodge in the Amazon. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Guided excursions with bilingual guides. Transfer Lodge to Airport
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • 1 night in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
    • Flight Quito to Santa Cruz Island
    • 3 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays


  • Quito and Galapagos Island (Santa Cruz) by Air
    6 nights from $768*
  • Quito and the Galapagos! Fly to Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage. Then, fly to Santa Cruz Island, located in the Galapagos. This is the most populated island and the tourist hub. Perfect place to spot marine iguanas, birds, crabs, turtles and innumerous animal species. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 2 night in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz Island
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Quito
    • Hotel for 1 night in Quito


  • Quito - Galapagos Island (Santa Cruz) - Guayaquil by Air
    7 nights from $611*
  • Quito and the Galapagos! Fly to Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage. Then, fly to Santa Cruz Island, located in the Galapagos. This is the most populated island and the tourist hub. Perfect place to spot marine iguanas, birds, crabs, turtles and uncountable animal species. Last visit but not least, Guayaquil, known as La Perla del Pacífico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz Island
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guayaquil


  • Quito and West Galapagos (MV Galapagos Legend - 4 nights Cruise)
    7 nights from $4,164*
  • Ecuador visitors favorite!. Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country's capital and gateway for an unforgettable 3-night Galapagos Cruise on-board the M/V Galapagos Legend designed specifically for cruising the Galapagos Islands, it offers all the amenities of a larger cruise liner yet still has the intimate feel of family-style cruising. This fantastic cruise will take you to many islands where you will the opportunity to dive among its reefs and underwater caves, swim with sea lions, float with a penguin, stand next to a blue-footed booby, watch the famous Galapagos giant tortoises and try to dodge the land iguanas scurrying over the lava! Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight Quito to Galapagos
    • 4-night cruise through Galapagos Islands aboard MV Galapagos Legend with all meals and activities throughout the cruise. Visiting Mosquera Islet, Santiago Island, Isabela Island, Fernandina Island, and Santa Cruz Island
    • Bilingual National Park Guide
    • Flight Galapagos to Quito
    • 1 night in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
    • Package departure day: Tuesday


  • Quito - Cuenca - Guayaquil by Air
    6 nights from $339*
  • Visit Ecuador's main cities! Fly to Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage. Continue to Cuenca a city that fuses culture, nature and tradition. One of the best ways to explore this city is walking through the narrow cobbled streets full of history. Finish this trip in Guayaquil the main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight Quito - Cuenca
    • 2 nights in Cuenca
    • Flight Cuenca - Guayaquil
    • 2 nights in Guayaquil


  • Quito and South Galapagos (MV Galapagos Legend - 4 nights Cruise)
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  • Cruise the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, which Charles Darwin once called a living laboratory.. Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country's capital and gateway for an unforgettable 4-night Galapagos Cruise on-board the M/V Galapagos Legend designed specifically for cruising the Galapagos Islands, it offers all the amenities of a larger cruise liner yet still has the intimate feel of family-style cruising. This fantastic cruise will take you to many islands where you will the opportunity to dive among its reefs and underwater caves, swim with sea lions, float with a penguin, stand next to a blue-footed booby, watch the famous Galapagos giant tortoises and try to dodge the land iguanas scurrying over the lava! Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Transfer from Hotel to Airport in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Galapagos
    • 4-nights cruise through Galapagos Islands aboard MV Galapagos Legend including all meals and activities throughout the cruise. Visit to San Cristobal Island, Espanola Island, Floreana Island, and Santa Cruz Island
    • Package departure day: Tuesday
    • Hotel for 1 night in Quito
    • Transfer from Hotel to Airport in Quito


  • Galapagos Island Hopping
    8 nights from $1,429*
  • Best of Ecuador and The Galapagos!. Start your journey at Guayaquil, the main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Up next take your flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). Then, you will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island (it is world renowned for the Charles Darwin Station, which is home to giant Galapagos Tortoise). After enjoying the main island, take the public speedboat to Isabela Island, (famous for its geology but also provides an interesting display of fauna and flora in the Galapagos). Lastly, take your flight to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil
    • Flight from Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal Island
    • Transfer + Public Speedboat to (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz
    • Private transfer + Public Speedboat to Isabela (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 1 night in Isabela
    • Transfer + Public Speedboat to Baltra Airport- Santa Cruz
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Quito
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito


  • Quito - Santa Cruz Island - San Cristobal Island
    6 nights from $948*
  • The Ultimate Ecuador Adventure!. Discover its capital city; Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage; and up next fly to The Galapagos Islands two visit these two main destinations. First is Santa Cruz Island (world renowned for the Charles Darwin Station, which is home to giant Galapagos Tortoise); and after that, with a transfer, visit San Cristobal Island (home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). Fly back to Quito for one last stay, before returning home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 nights in Quito
    • Flight Quito to Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Private transfer + Public speedboat to San Cristobal Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Cristobal (Galapagos Island) to Airport
    • Flight San Cristobal Island to Quito
    • Hotel for 1 night in Quito


  • Quito - Galapagos Island (San Cristobal) - Guayaquil by Air
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  • Fullest Ecuador!. Combine wonderful stays in Quito (Ecuador`s capital city;, and enjoy its history, colonial sites and cultural heritage). After that, catch a flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). Fly back to Guayaquil, (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Flight from San Cristobal to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guayaquil


  • Guayaquil and Galapagos Island (San Cristobal) by Air
    6 nights from $579*
  • Ecuador: Guayaquil and a touch of the Galapagos! . Start your journey at Guayaquil (main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Guayaquil is not only the beating commercial heart of Ecuador but a vibrant sprawling city, growing ever more confident). Up next take your flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guayaquil
    • Flight Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)


  • Quito - Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island
    6 nights from $1,005*
  • Combine the best of Colonial Heritage with amazing nature and wildlife in Ecuador!. Start your journey at Quito (the capital city of Ecuador and place of the exactly the Middle of the World). Up next take your flight to Santa Cruz Island (second largest island of the Galapagos and the most populated urban center in the islands). After enjoying the main island, take the public speedboat to Isabela Island (famous for its geology but also provides an interesting display of fauna and flora). Lastly, take your flight and go back to spend one last night in Quito before returning home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)
    • Transfer from Santa Cruz Airport (Baltra) to Hotel
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)
    • Private Transfer + Public speedboat to Isabela Island (Galapagos)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Isabela Island (Galapagos)
    • Transfer from Isabela Island (Galapagos) to Baltra Airport (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos) to Quito
    • Hotel for 1 night in Quito


  • Quito and North Central Galapagos (MY Coral I or II - 3 nights Cruise)
    6 nights from $3,059*
  • Essential Ecuador! Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country`s capital and base of operations for an unforgettable 3-night Galapagos Cruise on board the M/Y Coral I or II; these yacht`s are the perfect combination of classic beauty and exquisite style. See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel any time of the year in warm clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home
    Friday departures This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
    • Hotel 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight Quito - Galapagos - Quito
    • 3-night cruise through the Galapagos Islands aboard MY Coral I or II with meals and guided tours including Santa Cruz Island, Bartolome Island, Rabida Island, and Genovesa Island
    • Friday departures
    • Hotel 1 nights in Quito
    • Transfer from Hotel to Airport


  • Cuzco - Lima - Quito - Galapagos (Sta. Cruz) - Guayaquil by Air
    10 nights from $1,067*
  • Combine the best of Peru and Ecuador with flights between cities. Visit Cuzco (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style on its own, where you will have the chance to discover more Incan and Colonial sites and enjoy lots of shopping and endless nightlife); after that, Lima (for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine); and then, in Ecuador; Quito (enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage). Continue, discovering: Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. It is world renowned for the Charles Darwin Station, which is home to giant Galapagos Tortoise); and finally, Guayaquil, (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cuzco
    • Flight from Cuzco to Lima
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Flight from Lima to Quito
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil


  • Quito and The Amazon
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  • Visit the Ecuatorian Rainforest! First, fly to Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage. Continue to Coca-Amazon, where you will arrive at the airport in Coca, and be transfered by ground to you choosen Lodge. The Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest is mainly tropical rainforest located in the eastern lowlands of Ecuador. Your stay at the lodge will be very rewarding, where you will spend 3 nights and enjoy plenty of activities with guides that will help you learn and ensure that you really get to see some amazing things like different animal species or unspoiled nature. Fly back to Quito, and spend a night to enjoy more time the splendors of the city before heading back home.
    This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • 2 nights in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
    • 3 nights in the Amazon Basin Including: Transfer Airport to Lodge in the Amazon. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Guided excursions with bilingual guides. Transfer Lodge to Airport
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • 1 night in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito


  • Quito - Cuenca - Guayaquil - Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island
    10 nights from $1,273*
  • Combine the best of Colonial Heritage with amazing nature and wildlife! Start your journey at Quito, the capital city of Ecuador and place of the exactly the Middle of the World. Then take a flight to Cuenca, after Quito, Cuenca is Ecuador’s most important and beautiful colonial city. You will then head to Guayaquil, the main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Up next take your flight to Santa Cruz Island, the second largest island of the Galapagos and the most populated urban center in the islands. After enjoying the main island, take the public speedboat to Isabela Island, famous for its geology but also provides an interesting display of fauna and flora. Lastly, take your flight to Guayaquil, to later take your flight home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Cuenca
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cuenca
    • Flight from Cuenca to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil
    • Flight Guayaquil to Santa Cruz Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Transfer + Public speedboat to Isabela Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Isabela Island
    • Transfer + Public speedboat to Baltra Airport
    • Flight from Baltra Airport (Santa Cruz Island) to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil


  • Galapagos Island Hopping
    8 nights from $1,429*
  • Best of Ecuador and The Galapagos!. Start your journey at Guayaquil, the main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Up next take your flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). Then, you will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island (it is world renowned for the Charles Darwin Station, which is home to giant Galapagos Tortoise). After enjoying the main island, take the public speedboat to Isabela Island, (famous for its geology but also provides an interesting display of fauna and flora in the Galapagos). Lastly, take your flight to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil
    • Flight from Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal Island
    • Transfer + Public Speedboat to (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz
    • Private transfer + Public Speedboat to Isabela (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 1 night in Isabela
    • Transfer + Public Speedboat to Baltra Airport- Santa Cruz
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Quito
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito


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    Peruvian cuisine is made up of huge flavors and is all about spices. Peru is the Hope Diamond of Latin America and home to famed dishes such as ceviche, Lomo Saltado (beef stew), Aji de Gallina (creamy chicken) to mention a few. The cuisine in Peru is a jumble of flavors made up of European, African, and East Asian techniques that blend seamlessly with the ancient Peruvian cuisine creating utterly unique dishes.

  • Brazilian Cuisine

    Brazil is the largest country in South America, the cuisine here is vibrant just like the culture with influences from the native Indian, Portuguese, African, Middle Eastern, and Japanese communities. The food oozes with flair and flavor from a melting pot of cultures, made with staple and rich ingredients from quality meats to colorful fruits and vegetables. Brazilian cuisine is some of the best, it is vibrant, colorful, diverse, and exciting.

  • Colombian Cuisine

    Pamper your palette with the unique blend of Colombian cuisine comprised of six main regions of culinary traditions within the country (Pacific, Amazonian, Andean, Orinoco, Caribbean, and Insular). Colombian food is uniquely blended from one of the widest varieties of ingredients, blending Indigenous and European traditions with strong Afro-Caribbean flavors and influences.

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