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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 ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve

    Situated in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador, the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve is a beautiful nature reserve with a number of biological zones. The reserve covers approximately 752 235 acres of land and is part of the Ecuadorian reserve system. Since it extends from the heights of the Sierra Mountains to the western edge of the Esmeraldas region, it enjoys Andean, Sub-tropical and rainforest ...

  • Protected Areas

    Mache Chindul Reserve

    To reach the Reserve you can go through four different cities: Esmeraldas, Muisne, Atacames or Pedernales. The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve's whole purpose is to make a concentrated inventory of all the flora in the Mache-Chindul Mountains and of the northern part of the Pacific coastal range of western Ecuador. The organizations that contribute to the Management Plan for the ...

  • Protected Areas

    Pululahua Reserve

    Situated in the Pichincha province of Quito, the Geo-botanical Reserve of Pululahua is a relatively small reserve that incorporates an area which is roughly 3 383 ha (8 400 acres) in size. The park is run by the INEFAN and it enjoys a variety of altitudes between 1 600 m above sea level to 3356 m above sea level. It caters for recreational activities by making two camping areas available to ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cotopaxi National Park

    The Cotopaxi National Park is a massive nature reserve and the most popular in Ecuador. This Ecuadorian national park encompasses an area of 33 393 ha and extends into the Cotopaxi, Pichincha and Napo provinces. The park is also well known for the four volcanoes within its bounds. Located beside Cotopaxi National Park is the El Boliche National Recreational Area. This stunning park possesses ...

  • Protected Areas

    Chimborazo Forest Reserve

    Standing out on the Ecuadorian horizon is the massive silhouette of Chimborazo Mountain, fondly referred to as the “King of the Ecuadorian Andes”. Yes, Chimborazo is Ecuador's tallest mountain, with an impressive altitude of 6 310m. Encompassing the mountain is the Chimborazo Forest Reserve, which also extends to the province of Bolivar y Tungurahua. This reserve is an important protected ...

  • Protected Areas

    El Condor National Park

    The impressive size and grace of the Andean Condor has instilled awe and respect in millions of observers over the centuries. Despite its somewhat unattractive facial features, this fascinating black and white bird has a wingspan of 274-310 cm (108-122 in) which enables it to soar effortlessly over the Andean mountains. Admiration for this ‘king of the skies’ has resulted in the naming of ...

  • Protected Areas

    Limoncocha Reserve

    Ecuador is certainly a land with plenty of natural abundance and variety. If you are planning a trip to the country you should make sure that your travel plans include at least one or two tours of some of the country’s great nature reserves. While most people head for the Galapagos National Park, others find that smaller reserves offer more interesting attractions. One reserve you might well ...