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  • 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 ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Banos

    Neatly situated between four impressive volcanoes, Banos in Ecuador is a little town with a lot of character. The people here are known for their clear pronunciation of the Spanish language and their friendly attitudes. The town is cheerful and small and Banos hotels are neat and provide the basic necessities. Many visitors to Ecuador use Banos as a starting point for their holiday ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Coca

    Located at the point where the Coca and Napo Rivers meet, Coca is the capital of the Orellana province and is also sometimes called Puerto Francisco de Orellana. The city of Coca is quite sizable and has plenty of hotels to cater to the many visitors that make their way here. The majority of them are located on the riverfront, which is not only picturesque but puts you in close proximity to ...

  • Travel

    Essentials

    Regardless of its closeness to the equator, Ecuador spans three dissimilar climates (coast, sierra and jungle) that keeps everyone guessing. Ecuador has two distinct seasons: the dry winter from June to September and the wet summer from December to March. The best time to visit the highland areas is during winter, when the skies are clearer and drier conditions makes for happier hiking and ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Cotacachi

    Cotacachi is a section of the Imbabura province of Ecuador and, like much of the rest of the country, it is incredibly beautiful. Few tourists stop by here to praise the scenery, however, as most of them breeze through only to inspect and purchase the locally made leather goods – and for good reason as you will find some of the best leatherwork in the country here.

  • Travel

    Tourism

    Ecuador is a country of spectacular variety and beautiful scenery. From beaches to volcanoes, you can expect to find almost any kind of environment here. This means Ecuador's tourism opportunities are some of the best in the world. It also means that there are a lot of activities to enjoy in this country. Best of all, Ecuador offers the opportunity to enjoy the ruins left behind by the ...

  • 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

    Municipal Museum Guayaquil

    The Municipal Museum of Guayaquil gives visitors an overview of the city's development and history. Visitors will find the Guayaquil Municipal Museum at Calle Sucre near the Hotel Continental and between Chile and Pedro Carbo. You can visit this interesting and historical museum from Tuesday to Saturday between 9am and 4pm in the afternoon. On Sunday the times change slightly and visitors ...

  • Activities

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is one of the activities in Ecuador that is not for the weak at heart. Ecuador is a popular destination for kayak and white river rafters and many adrenalin junkies flock to Ecuador for its amazing range of rivers and the different levels of difficulty that can be enjoyed here. It is known that Ecuador has the biggest concentration of rivers and streams and, due to its extremely ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Puyo

    Founded in 1899 and located in the Pastaza province in Ecuador, Puyo plays a very important role in the local economy. In fact, Puyo is the capital of the Pastaza province and it serves as a sort of ‘gateway’ to Baños and several other cities. The city itself is quite beautiful and is located on the banks of the Puyo River. This means that the city is always green despite hot or humid ...