Ecuador has everything, from snow-capped Andes to tropical Amazon jungle, from endangered wildlife to Incan treasures. One of Latin America's untouched hidden gems, you can really get back to basics on your gap year as you explore the stunning contrasts on offer in Ecuador. Follow in Darwin's footsteps as you discover the unspoilt Galapagos Islands and volunteer on a conservation project. Your head will spin as you head for the hair-raising heights of Quito, Ecuador's soaring capital city. Sample its cultural delights and choose from a fantastic range of Spanish language courses for a real flavour of Latin America on your gap year trip. From hot springs to volcano hikes, say 'hola' to the locals in unforgettable Ecuador!Ecuador Key Facts
2 - 4 weeks from £929929
Head to the edge of the Amazon and help care for wildlife!
Calling all animal lovers in search of an Amazonian adventure! Help care for wildlife at a rescue centre in the amazing Amazon jungle in Ecuador.
1-4 weeks from £399399
Get fluent and have fun!
Jet over to beautiful Ecuador and spend up to 4 weeks learning Spanish in Quito! Stay in a fantastic student house and practise your language skills in the local area.
65 days from £4,9994999
Visit 7 countries in this exciting 9 week adventure!
This is the ultimate Great South America Adventure, exploring seven stunning South American countries in an epic 65 day trip from Ecuador to Brazil.
21 days from £1,7991799
Explore the unexplored in Colombia and Ecuador!
Spend 21 days journeying through Colombia and Ecuador discovering long-lost cities, indigenous communities and mighty volcanoes. With a dedicated guide and a gang of fellow adventurers, you’ll uncover hidden treasures in beautiful South America.
15 days from £849 £999849
Experience Ecuador and Peru in 15 fantastic days!
Explore Ecuador and Peru on this fabulous 15-day adventure from Quito to Lima, which includes an amazing 3-night homestay in the Amazon jungle.
9 days from £1,199 £1,4991199
Snorkelling, camping, hiking, and more!
Have a unique 9-day gap adventure on the extraordinary Galapagos Islands: Camp in stunning surroundings, hike volcanoes, see wonderful wildlife and relax on beautiful beaches!
14 days from £909 £1,069909
14 days of adventure in stunning Ecuador!
Discover the exquisite landscapes and culture of Ecuador! Carve through the Andes on the spectacular Devil’s Nose train and experience the explosive colours of Otavalo market. An unforgettable introduction to this beautiful country!
97 days or longer from £7,3297329
An epic American journey!
Spend 3 months journeying through Central and South America! Explore thirteen incredible countries, including Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil, and trek the legendary Inca Trail!