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Ecuador & the Galapagos

Ecuador’s attractions are unexpected and diverse, combining many of South America’s best features: a buzzy colonial capital, comfortable Andean haciendas, rare biodiversity and indigenous markets and towns. A luxury vacation in Ecuador is marked by sensational experiences in nature with the best service each step of the way.

The Galapagos have long been Ecuador’s main draw, but Quito’s gleaming new airport and the arrival of some impressive eco-lodges and highland haciendas suggest a country very much on the move. For a true luxury vacation in Ecuador a few days sprinkled throughout the highlands is highly recommended in pair with the Galapagos and also Quito and the Cloud Forest.

Start planning your luxury vacation to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with our team of experts today!

Journey to Ecuador


  • Iguana Galapagos | Plan South America
    The Galapagos Archipelago
  • Choco Andino Mashpi Ecuador | Plan South America
  • Quito Snow Capped Volcano Backdrop | Plan South America
    Quito & the Highlands
  • Waterfall in Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest purple sky | Plan South America
    The Ecuadorian Amazon
Argentina, best time to visit | Plan South America
Best time to travel

January – May

Flight time to Argentina | Plan South America
Flight time

from London / New York: 12 / 6.5 hours

Argentina combines well with | Plan South America
Combines Well With

Nicaragua or Panama

Argentina read | Plan South America

Michael D’Orso – Plundering Paradise

Listen to Argentina | Plan South America


Eat in Argentina | Plan South America
Eat & Drink

Cuy (Guinea pig) and Canelazo

What people say

  • Now that I am back in the UK, I just wanted to thank you for all you did to arrange our trip. All your arrangements worked faultlessly and you gave us a good mix of glimpses into Argentina and Uruguay from swimming in the S Atlantic to trekking in the foothills of the Andes. Thank you for a very memorable holiday, and for the very handsome book.
  • I cannot tell you what an amazing time we are did you manage it?!
  • We were delighted with the trip we have just completed to Brazil and Argentina. We walked down Copacabana beach, watched a tapir swim past our canoe in the Pantanal, were submerged in the Iguazu falls, conquered desert and vineyards in northwest Argentina, experienced a snowstorm in the Andes, fed Cayman off horseback and enjoyed a tango show in probably the finest city in South America. A truly memorable experience: we have no hesitation in recommending Plan South America.

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