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  • 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 ...

  • Attractions

    Wildlife

    Ecuador is a large country with a varied terrain resulting in a variety of habitats for animal life. Nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy touring the natural areas of the country and spotting Ecuador's wildlife species. The many nature reserves and national parks provide tourists with the ideal opportunity to spot mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. From aquatic creatures to ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Nueva Loja

    Nueva Loja is the official name for Lago Agrio. Loja has a rather sizable population of 26,000 people. The town came into existence largely due to the establishment of oil fields by the Texan oil company Texaco in the area. It was these Texans who saw fit to name the area after 'Sour Lake' in Texas and the name has since stuck. Today Nueva Loja is the primary capital city for the Sucumbios ...