Tucked in on the west coast of South America between Peru and Colombia, Ecuador is one of the smallest countries on the continent but has no less choice of diverse micro-climates and fascinating regions to discover. Famous of course for its off-shore island Archipelago, the Galapagos, the mainland is also worthy of more in-depth exploration for an Ecuador holiday or a combined trip.
Ecuador is one of the most striking and accessible countries of the Andes. Historic haciendas can be used as a base to explore the Andean country-side and colourful markets such as Otavalo or Saquisili, while the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, offer museums, theatres, art and beautifully restored boutique hotels in former colonial mansions.
South of Quito you can enjoy magnificent scenery along the Valley of the Volcanoes via the Cotapaxi National Park leading down towards Riobamba and Cuenca, including the famous Devil’s Nose Train journey. For a complete change during your holiday to Ecuador, a stay at a jungle lodge deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle is a must for wildlife and bird watching enthusiasts.
A visit to the Galapagos Islands is the highlight of any trip but what will make your tour to Ecuador really memorable is the encounters with warm friendly people in the small towns, villages and bio-diverse regions that will make you want to stay longer.
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