Category: Ecuador

Thrill seeker zipping over El Manto de la Novia in Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador.

Destination highlight: Waterfalls and hot springs in Baños, Ecuador

The thrilling destination of Baños, Ecuador is nestled in a lush valley along the Pastaza River under the smoky plumes of nearby Tungurahua Volcano.

Large iguanas at Parque Seminario in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Tropical Guayaquil, Ecuador travel highlight

Guayaquil prides itself on its cosmopolitan offerings: a boardwalk which has become a principal node for tourism and commerce.

Panama hats for sale in Cuenca, the place where they are also produced.

Cuenca, the “Athens of Ecuador”

Cuenca is famed for the majestic architecture of its many churches, cathedrals, cloisters, and colonial houses.

Women wearing colorful traditional dresses and performing a typical dance in Ecuador.

Top 10 Ecuador Travel Tips

Ecuador has many different landscapes, from the Amazon and the Pacific coast to the Andes and the many colonial cities – there is plenty to see on vacation.

New Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador

Outdoor activities in Ecuador

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.

Visitors browsing the stands at the Otavalo Market, one of the largest markets in South America.

Guide to Ecuador: Shopping in Otavalo

Otavalo sits nestled between verdant volcanoes and expansive lakes just two hours from Quito.

View of Calle Garcia Moreno in Quito, Ecuador.

Guide of Ecuador: Off the beaten track in Quito

Tour Quito like a local after reading this guide to Ecuador’s capital.

One of the Galapagos Islands with a beach and plant life visible and a cruise ship offshore.

How to Choose a Galapagos Cruise

Travel prepared with these helpful tips on visiting the Galapagos Islands.