The Latin America For Less family is really excited. Let me tell you why: Next week, we will be launching our newest website, Galapagos For Less. While Latin America For Less has always offered travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, the new website will make it easier for us to highlight the many amazing places to see in Ecuador and it will also make it easier for you to plan a customized Ecuador vacation.
In anticipation of the launch of Galapagos For Less, and to further entice you to start dreaming up an Ecuador vacation, we’re sharing some of our photos highlighting top Ecuador destinations.
Baños: Tucked into a scenic Andean mountain valley and brimming with waterfalls and natural hot springs, Baños is the ideal destination for travelers seeking equal parts adventure and leisure. From mountain biking to volcano climbing to luxurious relaxation in the natural baths (baños) after which the town is named, adrenaline junkies are sure to get their fix, but travel to Baños also provides the opportunity to kick up your feet and revel in the tranquil surroundings.
Cuenca: This beautiful city was once the second seat of the Inca Empire, built with the intention to rival the magnificence of Cusco. The chronicles of the conquest tell of temples sheathed in gold and overflowing with precious metals, but when the Spanish conquistadors arrived, they found only a city abandoned. Today, Cuenca’s architecture bears the influence of later Spanish settlement, including cobblestone streets, majestic cathedrals, and elegant colonial houses. Gorgeous and charming, Cuenca will fascinate travelers interested in deep history and culture mixed with a good measure of Ecuadorean modernity.
Guayaquil: With its cosmopolitan flair and bustling energy, the wholly modern Guayaquil never fails to captivate travelers. This is the place to go to sample the best of Ecuador’s outstanding cuisine, such as encebollado, churrasco, and ceviche. The Malecón, a boardwalk on the banks of the Guayas River, is the social heart and symbolic center of the city – a visit here is a must for any Guayaquil travel plan.
Galapagos Islands: It’s perhaps fitting that we have pictures, because words alone cannot capture the astounding natural splendor you will experience on a Galapagos tour. Whether you are island hopping or embarking on a Galapagos cruise, a firsthand encounter with the diversity of flora and fauna in this exceptional ecosystem is guaranteed to build memories that will last a lifetime.
As you can see, Ecuador is a country of many faces and with much to see and explore. Once we launch our new Galapagos For Less website next week, we invite you to visit, browse, and be inspired to start planning your dream Ecuador vacation.