Ecuador Travel – wow, this country has everything! The slogan from the Ministry of Tourism for Ecuador is “All You Need Is Ecuador”. I agree. Ecuador has The Galapagos, The Andes including volcanoes, The Amazon region and The Pacific Coast, not to mention UNESCO world heritage cities like Quito and Cuenca.
I have just returned from a wonderful trip in this stunning country. I cannot wait to go back. Did you know that Ecuador has 1600 bird species? Guess where Belgium and Switzerland get their chocolate from?
Galapagos – You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg for a Galapagos tour. Land tours can be had for 3 or more days, allowing you to explore 1 or more islands to observe your favourite marine or bird life. For more luxury, choose a cruise to visit several of these amazing islands.
The Andes – Beautiful green mountain scenery, train travel, volcanoes and indigenous communities await. Roads are well designed and in excellent condition for automobile or bus travel. Trekking tours are abundant from 1 hour to several days. In fact, Quito is surrounded by 13 volcanoes so you will start your trip in the heart of the Andes.
The Amazon – The rainforest makes up 40% of the country’s territory. This region is home to 10% of the world’s known species. Sporting adventures abound – rafting, kayaking, parasailing, caving, and more.
Pacific Coast – Over 1600 km of endless beaches and tropical climate await. Swim, snorkel and explore mangrove forests while checking out plentiful fishing villages along the coast.