Latin Trails has been taking delighted travelers to Ecuador for over 20 years. Browse the below tour packages to see the best of Ecuador. Extend your trip to mainland Ecuador with a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
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Ecuador, the adventure land
Ecuador is a small country with an amazing diversity of cultures, ecosystems, wildlife, climates, and landscapes stretching from the remote Galapagos Islands to the Pacific Ocean the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest.
If you want to travel to Ecuador, you will have many options to visit, and many places to discover. Our experience helps us to custom design the ideal Ecuador tour according to your precise budget, schedule, and interests. Contact us and let us advise you the best Ecuador tours for your vacations according to your time and your budget.
The “Light of America”, was declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage in 1978. In effect, it is one of the most beautiful capital cities in Latin America. Quito is surrounded by the Spanish architecture, for that reason, it has baroque and neo-gothic style churches. The downtown uncovers the history of the Incas and the Spaniards. The “canelazo” is a traditional beverage drunk in special indigenous ceremonies and parades; in fact, it is prepared using cinnamon and “puntas”.
Although there are some important viewpoints in the city, Teleferico is the best place to have a panoramic view. It’ll show the visitants how the metropolis evolved during the last century.
The “Pearl of the Pacific” is the largest and most populous city. Therefore, you can’t miss a visit to the Malecón 2000 and the traditional “Las Peñas” neighborhood. The astonishing beaches will allow you to relax. In fact, this metropolis is a treasure where the conquistadors Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín signed several pacts. Furthermore, the food and the traditional “ceviche” (shrimp cocktail) will delight all the visitants.
The “Athens of Ecuador” is a World Cultural Heritage which exhibits the Spanish and French architecture.
Also, the Cajas National Park is a few miles away and will allow the tourist to take part in different activities such as hiking, fishing, bird-watching, viewing flora and fauna.
This traditional city offers the visitant the opportunity to contemplate the indigenous traditions as well as their textile ability. In fact, the indigenous markets are famous as their offer autochthonous art. Interaction with this amazing culture is essential to enjoy the folklore and their art. After all, Otavalo has the world’s biggest indigenous market.
A few kilometers away from Quito, there are Mindo and Bellavista, two cloud forests. First, you can fin toucans, parrots and exotic species of birds. Second, you can enjoy canopying and kayaking to level up the adrenaline while enjoying the waterfalls and nature. In a word, a great option to visit.
The Ecuadorian Amazon is a biodiversity hotspot. The principal attraction of the hilly forest is, of course, the trees like the timber trees, some soaring higher than 46 m. The Amazon Rainforest supports over 600 species of fish and more than 250 species of amphibians and reptiles like the famous wart snake, caimans, and tree frogs. Important to realize, the Amazon is home of ancient tribes like the Shuar, Huaoranis, Cofani and Secoya; indeed, they reside in the forest maintaining their cultures and traditions intact even after colonization.
The Ecuadorian Highlands can be toured in a train journey to visit the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’. The Ecuadorian Andes mountain range contains volcanoes like, Cotopaxi, the tallest active volcano, and Chimborazo which is the farthest point from the center of the Earth. Also, the Devil’s Nose Train Ride is very popular and essential to enjoy this ‘avenue’.
Ecuador’s richest treasure is located on the Archipelago of Colon. Thus, Charles Darwin based all his research on these magical volcanic islands. In fact, the origin of the species and the Theory of Evolution was inspired by the numerous finches and unique species in the world. The majesty of the Galapagos tortoises is revealed as soon as you enter their territory. The beauty of the iguanas and flamingos can be contemplated.
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