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  • Using Technology to Explore the Galapagos Islands

    In describing the Galapagos Islands 178 years ago, Charles Darwin noted that "It seems to be a little world within itself". Thousands of tourists visit Ecuador's Galapagos Islands every ...

  • Volunteering in Ecuador

    Based in Ohio, USA, the non-profit Tandana Foundation offers opportunities for volunteers to travel to Ecuador and participate in various community development programs. Visiting a foreign ...

  • Devil’s Nose Train Journey in Ecuador

    The Nariz del Diablo or the Devil’s Nose train ride starts off from the city of Riobamba situated in central Ecuador. Riobamba is a beautiful and lively city with cobbled streets, market ...

  • Awa Ethnic and Forest Reserve

    The Awa are an ancestral indigenous nation residing in the north-western regions of Ecuador and the south-western regions of Colombia. With their own unique culture and their own language, the ...

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What to See

  • Sights

    Mitad Del Mundo

    Mitad del Mundo means "The Equator". Even though the equator runs through many cities around the world, Quito has become famous for it. Mitad de Mundo consists of one dominant monument, smaller monuments that lead up to it, a small village that has been constructed around the equator site and a quaint museum. It is a truly fascinating and exciting attraction in Ecuador and is located just ...

  • Regions

    Oriente (Amazon)

    The Amazon Rainforest is the world's largest remaining tropical rainforest, with more hums, buzzes, bubbles and chatters than anywhere else in the world. In the Amazon things grow on a bigger scale than in other places. Here you can find the world's largest snake, the 30-foot anaconda, otters that are bigger than an average-sized man, the world's tallest trees, a monkey so small it can sit ...

  • Protected Areas

    Mindo Nambillo Reserve

    With an elevation that ranges between 1 180 m to 4 780 m, the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve offers the average visitors something different. The main feature of this reserve is the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest, which stretches out over 19 200 hectares and is situated near the small village of Mindo. Mindo, which is just north of Quito, could be called the ‘control-center’ of the reserve ...

  • Costa (Coastline)

    Salinas

    Situated on the Pacific coastline, Salinas is considered by many to be the best tourist beach and resort in Ecuador. For many tourists and locals alike, Salinas is the best place to spend a holiday – the beautiful blue ocean and the Salinas beaches are the perfect ingredient for a fun filled vacation. When not in the mood for sunbathing or enjoying the waters of the Pacific, you can enjoy ...

  • Protected Areas

    El Cajas National Park

    El Cajas National Park is 70,000 acres (29,000 ha) in size with as many as 250 lakes and ponds located within the park, making it vital water source in the region. Visitors can take advantage of a number of different fishing facilities, including fly-fishing facilities, at various lakes and ponds that are located amongst a number of striking peaks. This beautiful and varied landscape is ...

  • Culture

    Television

    The television industry in Ecuador is quite well established and many of the programs they air are produced locally. There are at least four national television networks and all offer quality programs on a daily basis. Of course, the national language is Spanish so don’t expect too understand too much of it if you do not speak the language. There are also, however a few programs run in ...

  • Sights

    Carondelet Palace

    Quito is a marvelous Ecuadorian city filled with historical treasures, cultural wonders and major architectural feats. From religious to secular structures, visitors to the city are frequently struck by the sheer magnificence of many of its buildings. One such historical building is the Palace Carondelet located on the streets of Chile and Garcia Moreno. Today it still stands proudly as the ...

  • Sights

    Moorish Clock Tower

    If you choose to visit the beautiful country of Ecuador you will no doubt spend quite a bit of time in the country’s biggest city Guayaquil. Named after the legendary native chief and his wife who preferred to kill themselves rather than surrender to the invading Spaniards, this beautiful town has a rich history and great architecture. In fact it is now often referred to as the ‘Pacific ...

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