What to see and do in Ecuador
Ecuador awaits you with its fantastic opportunities to explore the magnificent and diverse country. Quito will undoubtedly be the first stop on your trip. Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site, its historic centre is completely preserved. Among the colonial churches, convents, paved streets and preserved squares, time seems to have stood still. You will fully realise where you are when you come to the Mitad del Mundo (centre of the Earth) monument, symbolising the geographical equator line! To the east of the capital, Baños may well be your first encounter with the Amazonian jungle. At the gateway to Amazonia, it will make you never want to leave: a small, pleasant town, its surroundings abound with a variety of activities. Amazonia occupies the whole of eastern Ecuador. When you leave on your tour to Ecuador, you will depart in the discovery of native peoples whose manners and customs are different from our own. By canoe or raft, you will roam through incredible submerged forests. You will have the chance to pretend you’re an anthropologist or naturalist! Staying with an inhabitant in the Amazon jungle will enable you to have a life-enhancing experience that will stay with you for a long time. The country also has superb natural parks. Ecuador’s largest, the Yasuni national reserve, extends over 16,000 km². It is an unusual biodiversity reservoir and the native communities have chosen to live there in voluntary isolation to preserve their natural environment. Here, you’re bound to come across turtles, rays and pink dolphins, as well as parrots, monkeys, reptiles and maybe even jaguars! Does all this make you wish you were here? Find out more now about our Ecuador tours.