Those that think of Ecuador as a small country in South America will likely be surprised to learn that there are approximately 13,212,742 (2004 est.) people living in the country. Ecuador is by no means a small country and the vast majority (57%) of those living in the country live in urban areas. The remaining 43% live in rural areas and farming and ranching are big industries in Ecuador. ...
Ecuador is a land of immense diversity and offers some amazing opportunities for adventure travel. Here you can hit dirt paths on the saddle of a mountain bike, make your way through a dense jungle with only a compass and your steely determination, or venture up the sides of ice-covered volcanoes. You can climb to the highest peaks of the Andes Mountains or go whitewater rafting down ...