In one day’s drive you can journey from the Amazon Basin across Andean volcanoes, down through tropical cloud forest and into the sunset for a dinner of ceviche on the balmy Pacific coast. One day you can shop for hand-woven wool sweaters at an indigenous market in Otavalo and the next day you can spy on howler monkeys in the Amazon jungle. Ecuador is a nature lover’s dream, with exotic orchids and birds, bizarre jungle plants, strange insects, windswept póramo (Andean grasslands), tropical forests and the stunning variety of animals that call home to the unique, unforgettable Galópagos Islands.
What is on your ’to do’ list in Ecuador? Take the opportunity to fulfill a once-in-a-lifetime experience or explore your individual special interest in a beautiful new place. From unique cultures to wildlife to adventure, wonderful experiences await you in and around Ecuador’s Protected Areas.