To define and describe Ecuador travel in a few words we can say: easy, varied, amazing, fun and above most voyagers’ expectations. Ecuador’s geographic location, right in the Middle of the World, on our planet’s Latitude Zero, makes it accessible from different parts of the world. Ecuador travel is incredibly varied because the country is naturally divided in four geographical regions: the Andes, Pacific Coast, Amazon Region and Galapagos Islands. Each one is a world of its own, scenically, climatically and in hundreds of ways totally diverse.
Ecuador travel is also easy because in addition to international accessibility, the country is small, the size of the State of Colorado in the United States or the United Kingdom in Europe. Thus, everything is close and travelling by air involves domestic flights of maximum forty-five minutes (except Galapagos which takes one and a half hours). More than 60 daily flights to 15 airports across the four regions facilitate touring around. Overland Ecuador travel is also easy: trips just take from one to about five hours to go from one of those worlds to the next one. A good network of modern highways and roads across the country make life easy for the voyagers, whether travelling on their own or on organized tours.
Diversity is perhaps the most impressive landmark of Ecuador travel. In such a small territorial surface you can find snow-covered mountains and volcanoes over 19.000 feet of elevation, Andean valleys, cloud forests, rainforests, the amazing Amazon jungle, coastal flatlands with bananas and coffee plantations, sparkling beaches, mangroves, the blue Pacific ocean, islands; World Heritage Site cities, picturesque villages, colorful indigenous markets, friendly people, ingenious hand-made handicrafts, modern five-star hotels, charming small hostels in the cities and rural areas; colonial haciendas, cultural expressions and delicious gastronomy. Perhaps the most famous location sought for Ecuador travel is the Galapagos Islands, also a World Natural Heritage Site with their unique fauna and flora, the scientific legacy of Charles Darwin and a “must see” for scientists, naturalists and nature-loving tourists who don’t want to miss one of the natural wonders of the world: Galapagos. This makes Ecuador pleasantly amazing.
Ecuador also boasts some of the planet’s most important “hotspots” of biodiversity. That plus the geographic characteristics make Ecuador travel full of fun and adventure which can be found on sightseeing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, surfing, scuba diving and dozens of other adventure sports and activities. Most travelers consider Ecuador as an unforgettable experience, beyond their expectations.