Ecuador is a small country with 270,678 sq Km but what it lacks in size it more that makes up for in geographic variety. Four regions typically explored on Ecuador tours are: Coastal, Andean, Amazon and the Galapagos Islands region. Our natural resources include: petroleum, fish, timber,
and hydropower. With more than thirteen million people, the coast has 46% of the country's inhabitants and is
the site of Ecuador's largest city, Guayaquil. The Sierra has 49% of
the population, and features the second largest city and capital of
Ecuador, Quito. The remaining 5% lives in the "Oriente"
(Rainforest), which makes
up more than a quarter of the country's land area.
between Columbia and Peru, Ecuador packs astounding geographical and
cultural diversity into a surprisingly compact area, making it a
tempting destination even for a short break.
Ecuador is one of the
most interesting destinations in South America. Ecuador is a land of surprises.
The beautifully colonial capital is a world Heritage site
brimming with amazing architecture. From the capital you can
travel to Andean Indian markets, remote jungle towns and warm
Ecuador’s Andean mountains feature some of the world’s most
spectacular, snow-capped peaks. The highlands have many colorful
Indian markets, some are world famous and deservedly so, others are
rarely visited by foreigners but are no less interesting.
The Amazon Basin in Ecuador is all that one would
expect a tropical jungle to be. Jungle travel in Ecuador is easier
than in most countries because the distance between jungles sites
and cities is far less. The most popular sports in the region are
rafting and kayaking, chosen by those looking for the maximum in
adventure in the middle of a paradise of pure and crystal waters.
Coast too has much to offer, wonderful beaches, cliffs, lovely bays,
national parks and protected areas and a well-developed tourist
infrastructure. Traveling along the coast you have the opportunity
of visiting archeological sites of pre-Columbian cultures such as Valdivia, Chorrera and Tolita.
The Enchanted Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands and their natural
riches have enjoyed great popularity throughout the world. The
Islands certainly appear out of this world, moonscapes unchanged
since primeval times except by the lava flowing from
While easier understand, Galapagos are, in fact,
an unpredictable wilderness filled with an extraordinary population
of unique species and subspecies, which have developed apart from
humans and their dominating influence. continues...