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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    Macas

    The town of Macas, Ecuador, was once known as “Sevilla del Ora” which, when translated, means “Golden Seville”. This historical town began its humble beginnings as a Missionary Outpost formed by the Dominican Church shortly after the Spanish conquest in 1533. This thriving centre also became a formidable Spanish trading post during its early stages of its history.

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    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 ...

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    Tena

    Tena is a beautiful town situated near the Amazon forest in Ecuador about five hours from Quito. In the past Tena was known as an important trading post during the colonial era. Today it is still an important commercial center and is also the capital of the Napo Province. Although there is a lot of commercial activity here the native people have continued to keep their local customs and ...

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    Zamora

    If you’re looking for a destination in Ecuador with a difference, Zamora might just be what you had in mind. With only about 16,000 people living in the entire Zamora-Chinchipe province, this is one of the most sparsely populated parts of the country. Zamora is the capital of this southeastern province and has the second highest population in Zamora-Chinchipe. Like many other Ecuadorian ...

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    Ecuador is a country of spectacular natural diversity. From the biological wonder of the Galapagos Islands, to the heights of the Andes Mountains and the intriguing Amazon, Ecuador is a tourist’s paradise. Each destination in Ecuador has its own appeal.