Picture a place that offers amazing hiking and mountain climbing, opportunities to watch wildlife in the rainforest, a vast array of history and culture, exotic dining experiences and relaxing spas and serene landscapes.  And of course there are the Galapagos Islands – offering some of the world’s most diverse and fascinating wildlife on both land and sea. Ecuador has all of this and more. This country may be small, but it truly has something for every traveler.

Bartolome Island

Ecuador is located in the northwest region of South America. The country is bordered by Colombia on the north, the Pacific Ocean on the west and Peru on the east and south. Spanish is the official language of the country, but it is filled with a wide variety of indigenous groups and therefore many languages. The population is a little over 15 million and is ethnically diverse with a number of the people having mixed races as well as a number of large minorities of European, Amerindian, and African descendants.

Otavalo-Market 2

What can you expect on a trip to Ecuador? Your day could be filled with massages and facials on a Papallacta Thermal Center and Spa Tour from Quito. Another day could be spent taking surfing lessons or scuba diving or even trekking through the Amazon Rainforest. Your night could be spent taking in the music and sounds of the city while dining on sweet plantains and yuca. Should the mood strike you could take romantic walk on the beach at sunset- toes in the sand and love in your hearts.

Suspension Bridge in Los Banos

And what about the weather? The temperature rarely rises above 80 during the day and rarely dips below 40 at nights. The climate generally is warm with low humidity and even the rainy season isn’t that bad here. If you want to escape the cold of the winter, the extreme heat of the summer or just get away to a lesser known piece of paradise, Ecuador could be the perfect place for your next family adventure or a romantic vacation.

There is no better way to discover the vast array of diversity offered by Ecuador with so many wonderful places to visit and spectacular sights than your own, privately customized Ecuador Vacation Package!

Middle of the Earth Monument