From the stunning turquoise lagoons nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains, to the brilliant white sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador welcomes you in a blaze of colour.
Home to a wonderful array of wildlife, this is a nature lover’s dream destination. Watch a macaw’s rainbow-hued wings flutter amid the verdant Amazon, see iguanas scuttle across terracotta red sands and see the sun spark in orange as it sinks over the horizon. You’re sure to be mesmerised.
Why not hop over to the Galapagos Islands to extend your trip? See volcanic landscapes, meet some giant tortoises and dive among amazing marine life.
June through November is called the dry season in the Galapagos Islands. A light mist, called the garua mist, blankets the sky in the mornings, although it usually disappears by afternoon. Temperatures are a bit cooler, although still comfortably warm.
As the Galapagos Islands are situated on the equator, the climate does not vary by much. We love the warm season between December and May. While the islands receive slightly more rain during these months, it usually falls in the evenings, leaving the days bright and sunny.
The warm Panama current ushers in the hot season in the Galapagos Islands. The sea is warm and calm, the sky blue and sunny, and the temperatures warm. Expect some brief afternoon showers during this season.