Welcome to Ecuador

Geographically, Ecuador, the country of the four worlds, is a tiny but distinctive nation with a wide range of climate zones, flora, birds, and animals. The tourist may go in a couple of hours from the tropical rainforest to the high slopes of the Andes and then to the Pacific coast, which has stunning vistas, without leaving the nation. Along the trip, you may trace the path of rivers, sunbathe on the beaches of beautiful lakes, explore intriguing caverns, and appreciate unusual kinds of flora and animals that have developed undisturbed on these remote Pacific islands: the Galapagos. The amazing variety of Ecuador is represented in its people, whose cultural roots and customs continue to be impacted by their environment, from mountains to sea level.

Ecuador is a natural paradise, situated in South America on the equator at the geographic center of the world. There are roughly 18,198 species of vascular plants and 4,801 species of animals in Ecuador, as reported by the Ministry of the Environment. Ecuador is home to more than 9 percent of all frog species. There are more than 400 animal species, and Ecuador ranks third in terms of the number of bird species seen. These are a few examples of the richness of nature in this paradisiacal location in the Andes.

At every point in this nation, travelers will discover a different element of life by visiting and living with indigenous families that follow their traditional practices and are eager to offer a little of their history.

There are thirteen indigenous communities in Ecuador that have retained their language, dress, culture, and ancient customs despite living alongside mestizos, who make up the bulk of the country’s population. This is all a component of our identity and is our intangible legacy.

The World Tourism Organization (WTO) maintains that cuisine comprises 88% of the defining of a tourist destination’s identity and strategy, and Ecuador gives visitors a large culinary potential.

Its capital, Quito, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is the second biggest in South America and contains the best-preserved colonial district. It is renowned for its colonial churches, monasteries, paintings, sculptures, and spectacular blend of Spanish, Flemish, and Islamic architecture. The city boasts a total of 86 churches and monasteries from the 16th and 17th centuries. Quito is regarded as the “Convent of America” because of its stunning cathedrals and monasteries. This picturesque city is about 22 kilometers from the Equatorial Line, the “Center of the World.”

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