ECUADOR TRAVEL – To resume Ecuador in one sentence : FOUR WORLDS IN ONE PLACE. If you think Ecuador is just a jumping off point for the Galápagos Islands, you are missing a great deal.
Tiny by South American standards, Ecuador is packed with an amazing range of natural and cultural attractions; a microcosm of everything that is appealing about this fascinating continent. Tucked between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador outdoes its heavyweight neighbours because of, rather than despite, its size. In a single day you could take an early morning excursion in the Amazon, drive up through a valley of active volcanoes and past verdant cloud forest before winding down to the Pacific coast in time for a seafood dinner.
At the heart of all this is Quito. As well as laying claim to being the world’s second highest capital city (La Paz, Bolivia, is the highest) this lofty metropolis has the best-preserved historic centre in Latin America, not to mention an excellent culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and string of world-class cultural attractions.
When our customer tell us they want to visit South America, but don’t know where to begin, we recommend them Ecuador. This is a country that have it all in one place: Andean peaks, Amazon rainforest, indigenous markets, colonial towns, sun-drenched beaches – not to mention a rather famous chain of volcanic islands full of fascinating wildlife, the famed Galápagos Islands, with their otherworldly landscapes, that are a magnet for wildlife lovers. As the new tourism campaign says All you need is Ecuador Travel