Ecuador 11-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 10 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Ecuador.
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Exploring scenic terrain with the family in the Galapagos Islands
Ecuador Family Trip: Quito, the Amazon & Galapagos Islands - 11 Days

From the colorful wildlife of the Amazon rainforest to the underwater playground of the Galapagos, this family-friendly journey around Ecuador offers adventure and education for all ages. Start in Quito, where you'll take a hands-on cooking class and set foot on both halves of the equator at Mitad del Mundo. Then delve into the Amazon rainforest, spotting exotic insects on a nighttime jungle tour and canoeing to a parrot habitat — bring your binoculars for the best views! Finish the itinerary in the Galapagos Islands with several days of wildlife viewing, snorkeling, and so much more. Keep your eyes open for giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies!

El Cajas National Park
Map of Highlights of Southern Ecuador - 11 Days
Highlights of Southern Ecuador - 11 Days

Get off the beaten path on this 11-day adventure around southern Ecuador. Begin the trip in Guayaquil, then base yourself in Cuenca as you explore El Cajas National Park and the Yunguilla Valley. Move onto the coffee-producing capital of Loja, side-tripping to Podocarpus National Park, and ride horses in Vilcabamba. Visit an Indigenous community and learn about native customs to finish the itinerary.

Jose Rivas refuge on the slopes of Cotopaxi
Map of Hiking in Ecuador's Highlands - 11 Days
Hiking in Ecuador's Highlands - 11 Days

Experience the rugged beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes firsthand and hike through the country's most famous active and dormant volcanoes on this 11-day itinerary. Get your bearings in Quito, exploring the capital city's historic center, before taking on high-altitude hikes in Antisana National Park and Cotopaxi National Park, among other reserves. Visit crater lakes and frosty peaks before spending a day unwinding in Papallacta's hot springs.

Spot irridescent hummingbirds among the diverse birdlife of Mindo
Map of Wonders of Ecuador & Peru: Quito, Baños, Guayaquil, Lima & Cusco - 11 Days
Wonders of Ecuador & Peru: Quito, Baños, Guayaquil, Lima & Cusco - 11 Days

Enjoy the highlights of Ecuador and Peru as you revel in their natural wonders and ancient civilizations. Starting in Quito, venture into the cloud forests of Mindo to discover diverse flora and fauna, and meet friendly alpacas as you hike along Quilotoa Lagoon. Get your adrenaline pumping with waterfalls and canyoning near Baños, then hop over to Peru to cap off the trip with tours of Lima and Cusco—ending with a visit to the mighty Macchu Picchu and a trek up the colorful Rainbow Mountain.

Spot colorful toucans on a wildlife hike
Map of Diverse Ecuador: Andes, Amazon & Galápagos - 11 Days
Diverse Ecuador: Andes, Amazon & Galápagos - 11 Days

Experience unique wildlife and cultural heritage on this 11-day tour of Ecuador's natural wonders. After touching down in its charming, vibrant capital of Quito, you'll head out on an expedition to see the birds in the Mindo Cloud Forest. Then it's on to the picturesque crater lake of Quilotoa. The Amazon rainforest is next to spot monkeys, toucans, and sloths; then, you'll fly to San Cristóbal Island in the beautiful Galápagos Islands for snorkeling and bird-watching.

Mindo cloud forest at sunrise in fog and mist, Mindo, Ecuador
Map of Nature & National Parks in Ecuador - 11 Days
Nature & National Parks in Ecuador - 11 Days

Spend 11 days exploring the biodiverse landscapes of Ecuador, from the Andes to the Amazon. Travel from Quito deep into the rainforest of Yasuní National Park for a chance to see parrots, monkeys, and other wildlife. Then, hop on a horse to explore Cotopaxi National Park, where you can find volcanic lakes and stunning views of the active volcano. Finally, unwind in Baños and Papallacta, watching the views from bubbling hot springs.

Hike to volcanoes and lakes in the high alpine areas of the Ecuadorian Andes
Map of Hiking in the Ecuadorian Andes - 11 Days
Hiking in the Ecuadorian Andes - 11 Days

Kick off the 11-day hiking adventure with two days in sophisticated Quito, a UNESCO-listed city high in the mountains. Then set off to visit a range of trails toward stunning volcanoes, lakes, and national parks—plus a memorable waterfall—while staying in unique villages and towns along the way. Return to Quito to enjoy one more night in Ecuador's capital before departing.

Hike the Pasochoa Volcano, a couple of hours south of Quito, Ecuador
Map of Hike, Rock Climb & Sightsee in Ecuador: Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños & Archidona - 11 Days
Hike, Rock Climb & Sightsee in Ecuador: Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños & Archidona - 11 Days

Outdoorsy types with a penchant for rock climbing will love this 11-day loop in Ecuador. The trip starts in Quito, the UNESCO-listed capital, where you'll tour the colonial sights and sample local cuisine, chocolate, and beer in one of the world's highest cities. Then head out into the great wilderness as you hike, boulder, rock climb, and paddle across a varied terrain peppered with volcanoes. Finish with two nights at an ecolodge in the rainforest to complete the adventure.

Cotopaxi volcano eruption and Panecillo's Madona seen from Quito, Ecuador
Map of Highlights of the Ecuadorian Highlands - 11 Days
Highlights of the Ecuadorian Highlands - 11 Days

Experience the wonder of volcanic landscapes and centuries-old architecture during this 11-day itinerary in Ecuador's highlands. Visit crater lakes, hot springs, and waterfalls in the páramo climate of the Ecuadorian Andes. Along the way, stop in metropolises like Quito and Cuenca to visit exceptionally well-preserved colonial buildings and the most extensive pre-Columbian ruins in the country.

Hike the national parks and highlands of Ecuador
Map of Ecuador Multi-Sport Adventure in the Highlands - 11 Days
Ecuador Multi-Sport Adventure in the Highlands - 11 Days

Experience 11 days of adrenaline sports and adventure against the backdrop of Ecuador's most stunning natural highlights. Check off the key sites in Quito, and explore Cotopaxi National Park on foot and horseback. Trek to the turquoise waters of Quilotoa Lagoon, rappel down waterfalls in the canyons of Baños, and summit the crater volcano of Fuya Fuya, then celebrate your achievements and soothe your tired muscles with a soak in the hot springs of Papallacta.

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