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Travel and Tourism - South America Holidays in Ecuador

Travel and Tourism - South America Holidays in Ecuador

There are many magical and scenic places if you are planning South America trips in these vacations.South America vacations would definitely be memorable if you visit the places we have discovered in Ecuador.In Ecuador, there are hundreds of different activities for the tastes of all different types of holidaymakers, like, hiking, scuba diving, skiing, climbing, and trekking, and much more. Ecuador is a tourists’ paradise. You can go through South America vacation packages.Here are a few things you can visit in Ecuador:

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands also known as Archipelago de Caolon are a World Heritage site comprising of 13 major volcanic islands and more than 40 smaller islands, some 500 miles off the west coast of Ecuador. galapagos travel provides a unique chance of viewing the rarest and most wonderful animals, plants and fauna in the world. Sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving are superb here. Land-lovers can avail themselves of some of the best bird watching. There is also the chance to catch-up with some land iguana. Flights to the Galapagos Islands leave from both Quito and Guayaquil daily and flying time is approximately 3 hours.

Amazon Tour

Ecuador’s share of the Amazon Rain Forest only accounts for some 2% of the forest’s total size, that 2% is also home to one-third of its total species diversity. A trip to Ecuador’s part of the Amazon Rain Forest means that you’ll be visiting one of the richest places in the world for species diversity

Avenue of Volcanoes – Banos

This is a valley to south of Ecuador’s capital Quito, that is bordered by twin mountain ranges. Here you’ll get a chance to see some of the most isolated Indian villages in South America, with tribes of people living the same way as they have done for centuries. And you will also get to see some of the world’s most beautiful wild flowers.


Quito is the capital of Ecuador. In Quito you’ll have the chance to meet traditional Quichua-speaking women shopping in their traditional clothes and going about their daily lives as they would anywhere else in the country.Quito has a diverse collection of churches, monasteries and convents which will simply take your breath away.

The Devil’s nose train

The Devil’s Nose train is also another magnificent way to see one of the most important historic sites of Ecuador. This is one of the world’s most famous train rides. The track zig-zags down the mountain passing small indigenous villages on the way. The lake of Andean Sierras can also be seen on the way down the mountain.


Ecuador is a historian’s paradise and Cuenca is a colonial town with many of the splendors of colonial life still prevalent. This splendid town has still maintained its paved streets, ironwork balconies and red-tiled roofs. With its vast array of churches, museums and art galleries, there is something for everyone here in this place. However, the highlight of any visit to this town will be having a coffee in the town center as you take in the sight of the Catedral Nueva, with its large blue domes and outstanding stain-glass windows.

Otavalo Markets
Otavalo is a small town located a few hours drive from Quito. The Otavalo markets have been selling their ware for centuries. These days, Otavalo market day is Saturday.


A visit to Riobamba will be a splendor for all those looking for a little more of an adventurous holiday. This is a place where you can avail yourself of the sights on the famous Nariz del Diablo train ride that will take you on a journey from the cool highlands of Ecuador, through the clouds, until you end up at the coastal jungle.

Cotopaxi Mountain Climbing

The mountain rises beautifully above the Andean mountain-range and is one of the most famous and most visited sights in all of Ecuador. Cotopaxi Mountain is volcanic and is distinguished by its perfect cone-like shape. The mountain is so famous that pictures of Cotopaxi Mountain can be found in every picture-book of Ecuador.

Paraque Nacional Sangay

Paraque Nacional Sangay contains two active volcanoes and the entire spectrum of ecosystems found in Ecuador, from tropical rainforests to snow-capped mountain ranges, and even glaciers. Today the park is a World Heritage Site and of particular concern to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) due to its huge diversity.


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