This country is small, but there’s so much to see and do in Ecuador, from the tropical Amazon rainforest to the snow-capped Andes to the Galapagos Islands. There’s plenty of adventure here: mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding. Add to that a fascinating culture, with shamans who still still practice traditions handed down for generations and local artisans who hand-weave colorful textiles, and you have an all-star destination for families.
With giant hummingbirds, pumas, foxes inhabiting lakes and lagoons and forests, the nature and wildlife is riveting.
You can’t come to Ecuador without seeing the Andes Mountains. Don’t miss Cotopaxi — an active volcano.
A wide range of family accommodation includes boutique hotels, haciendas, eco-lodges, adventure lodges and more.
It’s a fairly tiny country and exploring by car is interesting for older kids and the roads in most areas are excellent.