Explore Ecuador &

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1 important road runs through the elongated narrow Andes region: the Panamericana. When you arrive in Quito – many foreign flights go to Quito, then take a domestic flight to Guayaquil to fly back from there – it is best to first explore the northern area of Otavalo and/or the cloud forest of Mindo and then head south overland to travel.

On the way to the South you can visit Cotopaxi (the volcano, the markets and the Quilotoa lake) and then via Riobamba (the Chimborazo volcano) and/or Guamote (the Thursday market and the villages) via Ingapirca (the Inca ruins ) to Cuenca (the colonial city and the lake of Cajas). You can deviate from that route along the way to visit the nice town of Baños or also Chugchilan and Zumbahua with its beautiful indigenous villages. From Cuenca you can quickly reach Guayaquil from where you can either fly to Galapagos, visit the southern coast or fly home.

More information about the hotels in the Andes, excursions in the Andes region or about the National Parks can be found below


The best of BAÑOS


The Best of COTOPAXI

The best of CUENCA

The Best of GUAMOTE

The Best of MINDO

The best of OTAVALO


The Best of QUITO

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Tom, guide in EcuadorI’m Tom from Belgium and I’ll make sure your trip to Ecuador or cruise in Galapagos goes as smoothly and pleasantly as possible. I have been living in Ecuador for a decade and have been working in tourism for 8 years now. Before that, I obtained my guides diploma in Ecuador. Traveling and discovering new places is my passion.
Together with the local travel agency Descubre-Ecuador, we offer tailor-made tours in Galapagos and on the Ecuadorian mainland. Over the years, Descubre-Ecuador has built a reliable partnership with the best hotels and the best nature guides in Ecuador. Our small-scale way of working ensures easy accessibility and a lot of flexibility when traveling.
Customer satisfaction is the essence for us. And even in those rare moments of unforeseen difficult circumstances, we make sure that we are there to make sure your trip runs smoothly.
Explore Ecuador and Galapagos!


Indian woman from SalasacasIn South America, Ecuador is one of the smaller countries, but the country is hugely diverse in terms of geography, climate and population. You can visit the Andes, the Amazon rainforest as well as the tropical coast without taking extremely long domestic flights or transfers. And then you have the Galapagos Islands, a once in a lifetime experience. The diversity of flora and fauna per square mile is enormous. Ecuador is South America in a nutshell. Moreover, the country is relatively safe and little visited. The national currency is the USD and you have a wide choice of direct flights to Quito and Guayaquil from Europe and the United States.


Tom - guide in EcuadorIk ben Tom uit België en zorg ervoor dat jullie reis naar Ecuador of cruise in Galapagos zo vlot en aangenaam mogelijk kan verlopen. Ik woon al een tiental jaren in Ecuador en werk nu 8 jaren in toerisme. Daarvoor heb ik in Ecuador mijn gidsen-diploma behaald. Reizen en nieuwe plaatsen ontdekken is mijn passie. Samen met het lokale reiskantoor Descubre-Ecuador, bieden we reizen op maat in Galapagos en op het Ecuadoriaanse vasteland aan. Descubre-Ecuador heeft door de jaren heen een betrouwbare samenwerking opgebouwd met de beste hotels en de beste natuurgidsen van Ecuador. Onze kleinschalige manier van werken zorgt voor een vlotte bereikbaarheid en veel flexibiliteit bij het reizen. De tevredenheid van de klant is voor ons de essentie. En ook op die zeldzame momenten van onvoorziene moeilijke omstandigheden zorgen we dat we er zijn om jullie reis toch perfect te laten verlopen. Ontdek Ecuador en Galapagos!