Nov 13, 2014
We think Ecuador is worth your attention. Time spent in this lovely little country is restorative. Energizing! If you’re looking for a tranquil retreat and some much needed rest, you can have it. If you want culture and metropolitan nightlife, you can have that too. If you’re looking for adventure, well, there is an endless array waiting for you. And there is no question that Ecuador is a nature lover’s paradise. For an extreme wildlife experience how about tracking jaguars in the jungle and diving with hundreds of hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos? Something a bit more tame, perhaps? Try walking with 150 year old tortoises and snorkeling with the only swimming iguana on earth. As one of the most diverse countries on the planet, there is something for everyone in Ecuador!
What makes it so versatile, you ask?! Here’s what: Ecuador spans four vastly different worlds; from the endless corners of the Amazon rainforest, to the culturally rich highlands and breathtaking beauty of glacier-topped volcanoes in the Andes. Explore the magnificent stretches of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches on the coast and, of course, the legendary and unforgettable Galapagos Islands. Each region boasts a unique landscape, ecosystem and culture.
Ecuador is considered a nature lover’s paradise because of the huge variety of animal, bird and plant species but has much more to offer than just the wildlife experience. The capital city Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is filled with colonial architecture, bustling markets, and excellent restaurants. There are charming villages and sleepy towns inhabited by Andean folk whose cultures, history, and friendly spirit will leave you fascinated. And there are plenty of adventures to be had whether it’s crossing the Equator on horseback, hiking a volcano, or kayaking rapids in the Amazon. Or maybe you are just craving the sun, sand and crashing surf. Because the country is comparable in size to the state of Nevada, it’s possible to see it all in one trip….reason #232 why we think Ecuador is so worthy!!
You know those moments that impact your life and leave you forever changed? We’re absolutely certain you’ll experience more than a few of those moments on your trip to Ecuador.