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Ecuador Travel Guide

7 reasons to travel to Ecuador

During a trip to Ecuador, you will discover all of Latin America rolled up into a single country. Jungle, Andean mountains, sea, endemic fauna, amazing landscapes: Ecuador is a little-known wonder.

  • 1.
    Bring home souvenirs from the most beautiful markets.
  • 2.
    Go whale watching
  • 3.
    Meet with the Amazon tribes
  • 4.
    Concentrate the wonders of a whole continent into a single trip.
  • 5.
    Discover the wildlife of the Galapagos
  • 6.
    Go to latitude 0°
  • 7.
    Discover Quito and its colonial beauties

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Is this the destination for you?

If you're after an authentic, typically South American holiday, then a trip to Ecuador should be top of your list. If that's not the case and comfort calls, then give it a miss. Even more so if you don't want to learn or speak Spanish.

You should go if

  • You want to walk along the Equator in Ecuador
  • You want to wander around some of the best markets on the continent
  • You want to discover Amazonian communities
  • You want your holiday to be varied
  • You love mountains and sea alike
  • The Galapagos Islands have always fascinated you
  • You want to enjoy the company of an incredibly welcoming people and practise your Spanish along the way!

You shouldn't go if

  • It's comfort you're after
  • You don't speak or want to learn Spanish
  • High altitudes make your head spin
  • Cultural shocks and authentic living are not your cup of tea
  • You've only got 3 weeks to spare

Culture and Discovery

Guayaquil, pearl of the Pacific

Humidity, blasts of hot air, heavy traffic... Embark for Guayaquil, the largest city of Ecuador even though Quito is the capital. We're off for a visit of the "Pearl of t...
Stéphanie Charbit21 October 2015
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Leaving Puerto López for the little Galapagos

In this article you will find a presentation of Isla de la Plata, nicknamed "the poor-man's Galapagos", which can be reached from Puerto López.
David Debrincat21 October 2015
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Cuyabeno, the jewel of the Amazon in Ecuador

Ecuadorian Amazonia possesses the densest biodiversity in the world. With its 6034 square kilometres, the reserve is an incredible mix of rivers and flooded forests (due...
Alexandra Maillet21 October 2015
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Imbabura, the music capital of the Andes

Imbabura province is a region with a rich cultural heritage. The high concentration of Quechua indians in this region means that it's easy to see and learn about their...
Sylvia Rambaud15 October 2015
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Otavalo and its most wonderful markets

In this article we visit Otavalo, the best market in Ecuador and perhaps the best in the world.
David Debrincat9 October 2015
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Puerto López and whale watching

Welcome to Puerto López, an Ecuadorian must-see, home to one of the country's most sought-after activities - whale watching!
David Debrincat5 October 2015
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