The thrilling destination of Baños, Ecuador is nestled in a lush valley along the Pastaza River under the smoky plumes of nearby Tungurahua Volcano.
Guayaquil prides itself on its cosmopolitan offerings: a boardwalk which has become a principal node for tourism and commerce.
Cuenca is famed for the majestic architecture of its many churches, cathedrals, cloisters, and colonial houses.
As many natural wonders as Ecuador has to offer, it is also full of fascinating urban centers just waiting to be explored.
If you plan to visit Ecuador to take a Galapagos tour, consider spending an extra week or at least a few days on the mainland to take full advantage of your Ecuador vacation.
Otavalo sits nestled between verdant volcanoes and expansive lakes just two hours from Quito.
Tour Quito like a local after reading this guide to Ecuador’s capital.