Evolution in motion


and The Galapagos

Andes, Amazon & archipelagos

Amazonian rainforests, Andean peaks, foggy cloud forests, the Galápagos Islands and a rich indigenous heritage – all can be found in Ecuador. Split down the middle by a chain of snow-capped volcanoes, the mighty Amazon lies to the east while cloud forests, an untouched coastline and, of course, the awe-inspiring Galápagos Islands lie to the west. One day you will pick through hand-woven wool sweaters at a chilly indigenous mountain market, the next you will be spying howler monkeys through your binoculars in the steamy Amazon jungle.

Having famously inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands are an astonishing living museum of endemic species including marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, giant tortoises and huge cacti. The archipelago draws visitors from around the world, yet careful management ensures that this delicate ecosystem is preserved and protected. Inland, secretive Andean cloud forests harbour all manner of weird and wonderful creatures, waiting to be discovered. Culture vultures will enjoy Ecuador’s rich indigenous heritage, textile markets and pre-Incan sites, and adventure junkies will revel in the unending and largely untapped mountaineering, trekking and horse riding opportunities.

You Will Love

  • The Galapagos Islands, the Amazon & the Andean cloud forests
  • UNESCO world heritage city of Quito
  • Weird and wonderful creatures
  • Artisan craft markets and textiles galore
  • Active research stations and inspirational conservation projects
  • Indigenous, Inca and colonial history

Ecuador’s diverse regions
from the Galapagos to the Amazon

Galápagos Islands
Ecuadorian Amazon
Quito & beyond

Unforgettable experiences in Ecuador

A selection of our favourite places to stay in
Ecuador & the Galapagos

A collection of itineraries in Ecuador & Galapagos

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Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

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Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

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Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

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An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

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Buckingham Family

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Emma Jeffcoat

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Simon & Jackie Adams

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Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

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Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

Yet again my holiday with Classic Safari Company has surpassed all expectations. The pairing of the Galapagos and the Amazon was a trip of a lifetime.

Lynne Williams

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