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  • Travel

    Tours

    If you are a tourist and don't quite know where to start, you might look up one of the many tour operators who are based in the country. These operators usually have all the right connections and can work out a good deal for a tour that is designed around your preferences and is tailor-made to suit your needs. The staff are normally friendly and helpful and the companies also usually try ...

  • 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 ...

  • Protected Areas

    Manglares Churute Reserve

    The Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve can be found in the Guayas Province, about 25 miles from Guayaquil. It contains approximately 50,000 hectares of mangroves and dry tropical forests. The reserve is east of the mouth of the Guayas River and the protected mangrove that it has provides you with spectacular bird and sea animal watching opportunities. While you tour the Reserve, take time ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cuyabeno Forest Reserve

    The Reserva de Producción de Fauna Cuyabeno, or the Cuyabeno Forest Reserve as it is known in English, is unusual in that two thirds of the year the forest is submerged in water. When it is not flooded it is made up of dry futbol fields. This unusual occurrence is due to the rainwater that flows from the many rivers down into this reserve, which acts as a lagoon and can be 20 to 30 feet ...

  • 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 ...

  • Activities

    Bird Watching

    People all over the world enjoy watching the delightful antics of birds from the comfort of their home. They may take this passion a bit further by visiting local birding sights and spending hours trying to identify the various birds they see from the bird’s shape, coloring and call. Still more enthusiastic bird watchers will travel to different parts of the world, having conquered their own ...

  • Galápagos Islands

    San Cristobal

    The beautiful city of San Cristobal lies on one of the easternmost Galapagos Islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador. Originally named by English pirates for William Pitt, the earl of Chatham, it is an area of 195 square miles.