Category: Ecuador

A yellow land iguana sitting on black rocks with the Pacific Ocean in the background.

Galapagos Cruise or Land Tour: Which is Right for You?

Whether you take a Galapagos cruise or land tour, you are sure to have an incredible experience. Learn which option best fits your preferences and start planning your dream trip!

Waterfalls with a rainbow in front and and lush green trees behind.

25 Best Places To Visit In South America (With Photos)

The unique history, culture, and geography makes South America a remarkable place to travel. Learn more about the 25 best places to visit in South America below.

A red howler monkey sits on a tree branch in the Amazon Rainforest. Lush greenery in the background.

30 Amazon Rainforest Animals to Spot in the Wild

The Amazon Rainforest is by far the most biodiverse area on the planet. Learn more about 30 of the most amazing Amazon Rainforest animals that call the jungle home!

Group of festival goers with spray foam at Carnaval in Ecuador

Carnival in Ecuador: How and Where to Celebrate

Explore traditions and regional ceremonies for Carnival in Ecuador, plus the date for 2021 and how to plan your trip to the festivities.

A visitor at a waterfall in Baños, Ecuador.

Baños de Agua Santa: Adrienne M. finds paradise in Ecuador

Our very own Adrienne M. tells an adventurer’s tale of her trip to Baños de Agua Santa in Ecuador.

Galapagos giant turtle - Photo from Matt G.

Tales of the Galapagos Islands: A living illustration of evolution

Galapagos Islands, the remote archipelago in Ecuador, has become a place of pilgrimage for travelers wanting to see some of the world’s most unique wildlife.

Typical Ecuador Chicha Bowl

Drinking canelazo and chicha in Ecuador

You will encounter two very popular drinks in Ecuador – canelazo and chicha. Visiting the high Andes, a warm drink such as these on a cold night hits the spot.

The Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito is the largest neogothic basilica in the Americas. Day and night, the basilica’s spires are a distinctive feature of the Quito skyline.

Quito’s great historic center

Visitors to Quito will find a city that is modern, multifaceted, and energetic, but the city’s role in the history of South America is simply fascinating.

A mural constructed of fruits, breads, and flowers, a popular attraction at carnival in Ambato.

Water Fight! The Andean Roots of Carnival in Ecuador

Experience Ecuador’s Carnival and you can expect to get wet – juegos de agua (water games) take center stage in 8 days of wild celebrations!