Ecuador

Ecuador

Known for:

  • The Galapagos Islands
  • Eco-lodges and boat trips in the Amazon basin
  • Trekking in the Andes
  • Staying at Haciendas

We suggest you visit:

  • Quito
  • The Amazon Rainforest
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • The Otavalo area
  • The Cotopaxi area
  • Banõs
  • Cuenca
  • Mindo Cloud Forest

Cool things to do:

  • Snorkel with sharks, sea lions and turtles in the Galapagos Islands- there’s nothing quite like it!
  • Swim with hammerhead sharks through the “the alley” at Kick Rock
  • Swing on a vine in the Amazon jungle
  • Explore the jungle by foot, canoe and canopy
  • Trek up to the edge of the Sierra Niegra volcano (the second largest crater in the world) and explore the surreal lava flows
  • Visit a local market with a chef, learn about the various fruits and vegetables and watch while the chef makes sumptuous drinks and dishes from the purchases
  • Take a ride on the Devil’s Nose train- sitting up top with a front row view!
  • Riding mountain bikes down Cotopaxi Mountain
  • Go horseback riding at a hacienda
  • Kick back at the comfortable and historic San Augustin de Callo hacienda and get to know the lamas!
  • Visit indigenous markets for textiles and leather goods

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Official Language: Spanish