This is not a country for scratching off your bucket list. This is a country to visit over and over again.
Ecuador is a country in northwest South America, bordered to the north by Colombia, to the east and south by Peru, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Ecuador is a stunning nation with a wide variety of nature and culture. It also has some of the most stunning beaches on the entire globe.
Galapagos Islands is one of more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978).
One of Ecuador’s most well-known tourist destinations are The Galapagos Islands. Numerous animal species found there exist nowhere else in the world.
Diversity everywhere you look
From condors that fly between some of the most magnificent volcanoes to vicuñas that roam the Páramo landscapes. Caimans and pink dolphins hunt and swim in the extensive river systems of Amazonia. To the tiniest animals, like the hummingbird, that seem to enjoy life here in a vast variety of species.
The pacific coast is filled with beautiful beaches, winding roads, and wide-ranging Haciendas with banana, coffee or cacao plantations. All this complements Ecuador’s varieties in every aspect.
Every single corner lets you discover something else, and more.
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Where to go?
Quito, the highest capital in the world, might be your entrance into the Andes and the Avenue of the Volcanoes. A mountain range stretching north to south through Ecuador, packed with some of the highest and most spectacular volcanoes South America has to offer.
Ingapirca, an ancient Incan fortress as well as Cuenca, a city packed with history and culture, both at the southern end of the avenue, are must-visit places.
In the Amazon basin, two large protected reserves, Cuyabeno and Yasuní, welcome visitors to explore the rainforest. If you want to the borders of Peru and Colombia.
The Pacific Coast offers travellers cosy beach towns like Montañita or Esmeraldas, hotspots for diving, surfing and great nightlife.
The cloud forests on the slopes of the Andes, with famous towns like Mindo, attract nature lovers and adventurers alike. A species-rich ecosystem and exciting activities like zip-lining or tubing. There are loads of possibilities in Ecuador!