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Ecuador and Galapagos

Jane's verdict:

One minute you’re walking down the aisle, the next you’re snorkelling with marine iguanas and scaling the Andes. If you want a honeymoon that jolts your horizons, head to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Following in Darwin’s footsteps, you’ll upgrade your eco knowledge and rub shoulders with locals in the lively bars of Quito. Powerful memories guaranteed.

Recommended tour operator: Exsus

Exsus says

For a honeymoon that is truly the trip of a lifetime, revel in the wilderness and unspoilt natural beauty of Ecuador & the Galapagos.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Year-round destination

Ecuador’s attractions include the Amazon rainforest, the Mindo cloud forest, historic colonial cities, the markets of the Andes, and colourful wildlife from hummingbirds to bears. Meanwhile, the Galapagos Islands have drawn countless explorers, most notably English naturalist Charles Darwin.

Our expertly-curated itineraries will take you to the heart of these unique natural habitats, where you’ll find landscapes and wildlife that exist nowhere else on Earth and stay in some truly romantic hotels, haciendas and lodges.

This tailor-made honeymoon itinerary will have you dreaming on the Equator. Begin in hip Miami before going from Ecuador’s colonial cities to the jagged peaks of the Andes, experiencing the incredible wildlife and landscapes and the lively bars of Quito. Next is a week-long cruise through the Galapagos, with a chance to snorkel with sea lions and turtles. Finish off at a traditional hacienda to experience classic ranch life.

For a show-stopping honeymoon that combines several South American destinations, opt for our Marine Iguanas & Merengue itinerary, which takes you to Ecuador, Galapagos and Colombia – experience the romance of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, and get your caffeine fix in Colombia’s famed coffee region.

Go from lodge to lodge through Darwin’s enchanted isles, encountering rare endemic species such as the waved albatross, giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas, sea lions and more. This is the perfect itinerary for couples wanting to explore the beauty and wildlife of the Galapagos on land and take in the incredible lunar landscapes of Isabela Island.

From endemic species such as toucans and tortoises to indigenous culture in Otavalo and the Amazon rainforest, this honeymoon encompasses all the highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos on land and by water, including a luxury cruise.

If time is short, this itinerary takes you through a rapid evolution of rugged mountains, active volcanic craters and tranquil beaches, combined with a Galapagos cruise and book-ended by the historic cities of Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador.

Ecuador & the Galapagos are great year-round destinations as they are located near the Equator.

Discover our full range of luxury honeymoons in Ecuador and the Galapagos.

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