Ecuador is "Mega-Diverse" countries in the world. Many visitors describe this country as the "Hidden Jewel of South America" Ecuador is one of the world's most biodiverse countries with more species of plants (25,000) than entire North America, and also is proud of being home to over one-sixth of the world's bird species. Amongst international travelers, Ecuador has built a reputation to discover something new and different.
1.- THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND IS PART OF ECUADOR!
The Galapagos Islands attract people from all around the world to come visit, due to their unique and untouched nature. The Islands’ isolation has enabled for animal species to evolve that are unique and many times even strange. Scientist are constantly discovering new secrets about this special part of the world.
2.- THE ETERNAL SPRING
Travel to a place that locals and visitors describe as the "Eternal Spring"Ecuador enjoys mild spring-like weather conditions year-round with a gorgeous temperature of 65Âº This makes Ecuador an ideal place to visit any time of the year enjoying the beauty of this place and living up the dream under the sun in the middle of the world!
3.- THE AMAZON RAINFOREST.
Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest is regarded as the most species-rich section of Amazonia. The total expanse of Amazon Rainforest spans 40% of South America. Filled with an exceptional diversity of life, the Amazon is the world’s largest tropical forest.
THE QUILOTOA LOOP
Experience Cotopaxi’s beautiful crater lake on this all-day adventure. Take a kayak cruise around the volcanic Lake Quilotoa, go on a horseback ride, or enjoy a leisurely hike. Stop by Yambo Lake, look for Ecuador’s beloved llamas, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Spend the day exploring the volcanic crater of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi Enjoy the picturesque Lake Quilotoa by kayak.
THE OTAVALO MARKET.
The indigenous Otavalo people are famous for weaving textiles, usually made of wool, which are sold at the famous Saturday market. Although the largest market is on Saturday, there is a very wide range of wares available throughout the week in the Plaza de los Ponchos, and the many local shops. The shops sell textiles such as handmade blankets, tablecloths, and much more.
QUITO AND MITAD DEL MUNDO.
Quito, city and capital of Ecuador. It is situated on the lower slopes of the volcano Pichincha, which last erupted in 1666, in a narrow Andean valley at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,850 meters), just south of the Equator. The oldest of all South American capitals, Quito is notable for its well-preserved old town.
Mitad del Mundo means "The Equator". Even though the equator runs through many cities around the world, Quito has become famous for it. Mitad de Mundo consists of one dominant monument, smaller monuments that lead up to it, a small village that has been constructed around the equator site and a quaint museum. It is a truly fascinating and exciting attraction in Ecuador and is located just approximately 20 kilometers outside of Quito.