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  • Regions

    Galápagos Islands

    The beautiful, mysterious Galapagos Islands are situated a mere 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian Coast. The island group was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 and subsequently a World Biosphere Reserve in 1985 by UNESCO.The Galapagos Islands flourish with a wide variety of amazing animals and different species. Among the animals found there are the different species of giant ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Cuenca

    Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city and a place with tremendous history. Originally a Cañari settlement, the Inca's conquered the inhabitants and began to occupy the city. These Inca's stuck to tradition and absorbed the astronomical and agricultural achievements of the Cañari into their own culture. Not long afterwards, the Inca's decided to build an impressive city named Pumapungo - ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Quito

    The beautiful city of Quito, Ecuador is nestled in a valley at the base of the Pichincha Volcano. Its exquisite natural surroundings are virtually unparalleled and they provide the perfect background to this picturesque city. Quito is more than just the capital of Ecuador; it is a place of adventure. You will find quite a few ecotours in Quito.

  • Protected Areas

    Sangay National Park

    Sangay National Park is a very important protected area located across the provinces of Tungurahua, Morono Santiago and Chimborazo of Ecuador. In fact, it was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1983. The park covers some 517 765ha of varied ecosystems, encompassing all types of habitats from glaciers to rainforests, plains to volcanoes. A number of vital indigenous species reside ...

  • Protected Areas

    Sumaco Napo Galeras

    The Sumaco-Napo-Galeras National Park is a mid-sized nature reserve that covers an area of approximately 205 249 hectares. Thus it falls into two different provinces – that of Napo and Orellana – and it can be accessed from either side. When looking for it on a map, one will probably notice that the park is situated roughly in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This means you can expect to ...

  • Museums

    Remigio Crespo Toral

    Ecuador's city of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was established in the Azuay province back in 1557. The marvelous city boasts stunning natural surroundings as well as rich architectural design and a fascinating history. There are many things to see in do in the city, including sight seeing. Visitors to Cuenca will be suitably impressed by attractions such as the Cathedral of the ...

  • Sights

    San Augustine Monastery

    Ecuador is a beautiful country with many different towns and cities to visit, all filled with different sights and attractions to keep you entertained. Take for instance the capital of Ecuador, Quito, which is 3000 meters high and can be found up in the Andes Mountains surrounded by volcanic peaks. The charming city has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site due to its many old and ...