Ecuador is one of the 17 countries identified by the WCMC as mega diverse. Its size, location and the presence of the rainforest make of Ecuador the most biodiverse country per square kilometer in the World. We are proud to become a window to display our country of four worlds through our pre and post tours.
The Rainforest is life and tradition, a must go when traveling to Ecuador. Its humid tropical forests and a variety of microclimates create landscapes of exuberant vegetation, habitat of uncountable species of animals. Canoeing through its flowing rivers will take you to communities that have occupied this region for centuries maintaining to this day their particular way of dressing and ancestral traditions.
The Rainforest counts with national parks such as Yasuni and Podocarpus and natural reserves such as Cuyabeno where you can find over 8000 species of medicinal plants and large variety of amphibians, mammals and birds. This prolific jungle also hides extensive gold and oil reserves underground.
Shades of blue bathe the Ecuadorian coast which presumes of a magical contrast between sea and forests. This region is a heaven for fishing and marine sports, a living museum of millenary cultures, a testimony to agriculture and sustainable cuisine since ancient times, an impressive natural aquarium, and a green sanctuary with thousands of hectares of protected forests for environmental preservation. Coastal experiences range from apiculture and horseback riding along the beach to wine tasting and wine making in local vineyards. The coast is, without doubt, the best kept secret in Ecuador.
The majestic Andean Mountains surround a region of millenary history and plentiful cultural richness. At 2,850 meters high rises Quito, capital city declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978, which historic downtown is one of the largest and better preserved in Latin America.
Two giants inhabit this region, Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the World and Chimborazo, the closest point on Earth to the Sun. Historic cities like Cuenca, Incaic ruins, indigenous communities, moorlands and snowy peaks make the highlands a destination that should not be missed.
Also known as the enchanted islands, Galapagos is Ecuador’s emblematic destination. Cradle of the evolution theory from Charles Darwin, this volcanic archipelago and its unique ecosystem are in the bucket list of savvy travelers around the World.
A destination that once harbored pirates and whalers, is today a worldwide example of conscious tourism and sustainability. Diving with hammer sharks, swimming with sea lions and witnessing how iguanas and cormorants have evolved to adapt to the islands are just a few of the amazing experiences that Galapagos offers to its visitors.