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Ecuador: Itineraries & tips

"Ecuador is best known for the Galapagos Islands, a string of islands made famous by Charles Darwin for their unique wildlife."traveladdicts.net
"Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth."travelettes.net
"Ecuador is ideal for families looking for a cultural vacation filled with nature, adventure, new foods and new customs."ciaobambino.com
"Ecuador is best known for the Galapagos Islands but this tiny country is also a prime departure point to explore the Amazon."zewanderingfrogs.com
"Ecuador is one of the most peaceful and safest countries in Latin America."travelsauro.com
"Ecuador is a huge producer of flowers - particularly roses - for the world market."explorationvacation.net

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Ecuador at a glance

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Best itineraries

At Ecuador in South America you will begin your route. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. You can take a bath in Puerto Ayora. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at
Quito (plan Quito itineraries) and Guayaquil (more about Guayaquil itineraries). If you love to make party you will be happy at Montanita. You can pay with Sucre everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Spanish . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. There are two flight connections. These are Puerto Ayora - Quito (more about Quito itineraries) and Montanita - Puerto Ayora.
This itinerary proceeds through Ecuador, South America. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. You can take a bath in Salinas. Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Quito and Guayaquil. At Montanita you can enjoy nightlife. During your travel you have to speak Spanish . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
This itinerary proceeds through Ecuador (South America).
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Quito (Quito in detail) and Guayaquil (plan Guayaquil itineraries). At Montanita you can enjoy nightlife. During your travel you have to speak Spanish . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
This itinerary proceeds through South America, more precisely Ecuador. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Guayaquil and Quito. During your travel you have to speak Spanish . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
This itinerary brings you through Ecuador and it is a roundtrip from Alianza Cristiana. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
During your travel you have to speak Spanish . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
At Ecuador, South America, you will begin your itinerary and it is a roundtrip from Alianza Cristiana. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. You can take a bath in Manta. You find the nightlife at Montanita. These flight connections are taken during this route: Alianza Cristiana -
Guayaquil and Manta - Alianza Cristiana. During your travel you have to speak Spanish . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. You can pay with Sucre everywhere.

Things to do

We’ve put together a list of 10 awesome things to do in Ecuador, so that no matter what your travel budget or style, you’ll want t

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Despite the size of the country the places to see in Ecuador are very diverse due to the fact that the country is blessed with one

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More Places to See in Ecuador?

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From white beaches to smoking volcanoes, jungle and giant turtles, Ecuador has it all. Despite its small size (it is only about ha

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Eat & drink

When I thought of Ecuador, I thought of the Galapagos Islands, of giant turtles, sea lions and white sand beaches. And of volcanoe

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As mentioned before, the geography of Ecuador determines what people eat in different parts of the country. With the large, mounta

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✦ What are Ecuadorian Foods like?

✦ Foods of Ecuador: A Great Variety

✦ Ecuadorian Foods: Langoustines

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Acclimatize gradually to avoid getting altitude sickness, which is a common complaint among those who fly to Quito (plan Quito itineraries), which is sitti

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Worth to visit

You might wonder why looking at the best places to visit in Ecuador might be worth your time. Just some of the reasons include: ...

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It’s the only day when you can see the animal market! The animal market is a truly amazing experience, but it might seem a bit sur

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This is a salsa bar that we stumbled into before we knew about Leprechaun Bar. They had cheap shots of tequila that we downed befo

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General

This year I visited Ecuador for the first time. Besides Quito (plan Quito itineraries) and Galapagos, I didn’t know much about the country. But, once I ste

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30 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Ecuador”

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Ecuador may often get overlooked for its flashier neighbors, but this small South American nation packs a punch. Mountain, ocean,

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Ecuador is one of the most unique countries in South America, brimming with fantastic natural landscapes and bustling metropolitan

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17 Top Ecuador Packing List Items for 2020 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring

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Itinerary

I know it can be hard to plan a trip. After traveling for more than 30 years I DO know just how hard. It’s not only about deciding

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A sea lion underwater in the Galapagos Islands. A sea lion underwater in the Galapagos Islands. Visiting the Galapagos is a key pa

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Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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Ecuador is a small country located in South America. It is right on the equator and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Colombia (plan Colombia itineraries) and

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Costs

↑ Banyos, a cute little town in the middle of volcanic mountain ranges and with spectacular views. Reading descriptions of this to

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This country is located on the equator, and you guess it right. Mugging is also happening in this country. You should go around wi

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Ecuador is one of the most budget-friendly countries in South America. Street food is ridiculously cheap and quite good. Also you

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Accommodation

As far as South American destinations go, mainland Ecuador goes largely under the radar. I’ve met hordes of backpackers that opted

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Era al aire libre, pero climatizada, así que nada mejor después de un extenso día de trabajo en la oficina que ir un ratito al sau

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There are over 200 hostels in Baños which gives you a lot of options. Just walking around the town, you inevitably stumble into do

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Community Hostel Baños

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More about Ecuador

Sightseeing in Ecuador
The two worlds seem to meet in Ecuador or the city on the Equator. Ecuador Sightseeing therefore has the flavor and color of both the worlds in its architecture, its ecology, history and culture. Following are the most revered Sightseeing spots in Ecuador: In Otavalo -The world famous market place in Otavalo is a heaven for textiles and fabrics which are available at low prices. The nearby villages like the Peguche, San Jose de la Bolsa, Selva Alegra are the centers which expertise in the above. -Otavalo (plan Otavalo itineraries) is also known for its harvest or thanks giving festival called the Fiesta de Yamor. This festival dates back to the Inca civilization. -San Pablo, Majonda and Yahuarcocha lakes and specifically the lake formed by the crater of Cotachachi volcano, also known as the lake of the gods. -Cotacachi or Cayapas ecological reserve. Avenue of the Volcanoes is a valley 325 kilometers long, situated between the Cordilla ranges. This snow-capped beauty presents a spectral aura against the green equatorial lushness. Chimborazo means the 'mountain of snow'. The mountain was considered to be the highest in the world until Mount Everest was discovered. Cotopaxi National Park: The areas surrounding the giant ecstasy of the highest active volcano Cotopaxi has been turned into a National Park which inhabits rare plants and animals like the wild horse, the llama etc. Some of the other Ecuador volcanoes are Guagua Pichincha, Tungurahua, Reventador and Sangay. Ecuador Amazon is also known as the 'Oriente' and is hot and wet all the year round.The average temperature is 30 degrees. The sightseeing spots in The Amazon region are the Cuyabano Wildlife reserve in the province of Sucumbios, Sumaco volcano and Jatun Sacha which is a rain forest reserve in the Napo province, Omaere which is an ethnobotanical park in the province of Pastaza. Antizana Glacier San Vicente volcano is also known as the Chichontepec and has not erupted in historic times. Canoa beach area The Los Frailes beach which is one among the most popular beaches in the world. Beach town of Atacames If you are tired of these sightseeing trips and want to rest, Hosteria San Jorge is the best place .It is the only mountain resort with a huge natural preserve, encouraging ecotourism and conservation in Ecuador. Ecuador is a complete package for an ideal holiday. Come, relax and enjoy the Ecuador Sightseeing.