Ecuador General Information
Ecuador, roughly the size of Colorado, is the smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands. However, sitting astride the Equator, it packs an indescribable wealth of natural and historical treasures into its relatively-small dimensions. Ecuador ranks high as a rewarding travel destination, offering to the adventure traveler the amazing riches of its vibrant indigenous cultures, its colonial architecture and heritage, its impenetrable rainforests at the headwaters of the Amazon and its amazing array of bird and wildlife species.
THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Today, the Galápagos Islands remain a living laboratory of evolution where birds and other animals have no fear of man, and where volcanoes and haunting landscapes complement an unforgettable experience.
THE AMAZON JUNGLE is without a doubt one of Nature's greatest achievements, moreover, Eastern Ecuador, known as El Oriente, is blessed with some of the Amazon's most biologically diverse, pristine areas.
LA SIERRA (the highlands), is the most visited region in the country. Boasting condors, glaciated volcanoes, bustling Indian markets, grand old haciendas, cloudforests and Incan ruins...its definitley the quintessential Ecuador.
THE COAST has almost a three-hundred-mile stretch, Ecuador's Pacific coast is a combination of bikini-friendly beaches, mangrove forests, marshes, estuaries, and small fishing villages. All of Ecuador's beautiful beaches offer relaxation and entertainment in a tropical paradise.