Diving Holidays to Galapagos Islands & Ecuador
This unique archipelago comprises 19 main islands and several small islands. The radiant fish and bizarre animals populating these islands make this a great dive destination; swept by the cold waters of Antarctica and the warm currents from the tropical Pacific, the Galapagos Islands' colourful marine life embodies an unusual mixture of species. There is no better way to explore the Galapagos Islands than on board a boat. The 14 hour journey north to Darwin and Wolf Islands is rewarding for experienced divers. Underwater highlights here include Whale Sharks and schooling Hammerhead Sharks.
Ecuador is a land of startling contrasts from the Galapagos Islands to the lush green jungles of the Amazon Basin. We recommend spending time exploring the mainland either before or after your visit to the Galapagos. The capital, Quito, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and sits at altitude on the slopes of the active Pichincha Volcano. From here it also possible to visit Cotapaxi National Park and its snow capped volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Perhaps you would prefer to head to the Amazon region and spend time in a jungle lodge observing more fantastic wildlife.
Amazon Explorer - 8 days
This 8-day itinerary allows time to explore Quito as well as the Amazon Rainforest. Stay in the heart of Ecuador's Amazon Basin and savour the wonders of this unique region.Tour type: Tailor-made | More
Darwin's Dive Triangle Tour - 10 days
Darwin's Diving Triangle package is a seven night adventure exploring the Red MangroveTour type: Tailor-made | More
Machalilla - 4 days
Should you be visiting Ecuador between June and September, you may like to visit the Machalilla National Park on the coast, to witness the incredible migration of over 300 Humpback Whales.Tour type: Tailor-made | More
Otavalo Markets & Haciendas - 2 days
Drive through the Guayllabamba and Cayambe Valleys to your Hacienda where you spend the night. Explore the surrounding local villages including Calderon, San Antonio de Ibarra, Cotacachi and Peguch…Tour type: Tailor-made | More
"Everything went perfectly, without a glitch; from the few days on the Inca Trail to an underwater adventure as well as sightseeing in Ecuador. One of the best holidays I've ever done, and I've done a lot!
Excellent hotel choices, ground arrangements, guides and crew on board the Aggressor. The diving was phenomenal with so many fish and enormous walls of hammerheads at Wolf. I'd go back tomorrow if I could!" David C