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Places to go in Ecuador
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.
The largest and most famous remaining tropical rainforest on earth harbours a vast diversity of flora and fauna and is one of nature’s treasures.
The cloud forest has an atmosphere all its own, misty and humid with gnarled trees, colourful blooms, waterfalls and hundreds of species of birds.
Cotopaxi and Avenue of the Volcanoes
Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world, is part of the famous avenue of volcanoes in Ecuador’s rural heartland, ideal terrain for hiking and horse riding.
Cuenca and the Southern Highlands
The history and culture of the city of Cuenca combine with the natural beauty of Cajas National Park and the intriguing Inca ruins at Ingapirca.
Surely one of the best wildlife destinations in the world, where you can see unique species and walk among creatures unafraid of humans.
Guayaquil and the Coast
Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and a busy port. It is a convenient stop en-route to and from the Galapagos Islands and has plenty of recreation options.
Otavalo and the Northern Highlands
Otavalo’s market includes Andean handicrafts, while highland haciendas offer characterful accommodation plus outdoor activities and village visits.
Ecuador’s capital has a lot going for it, grand colonial churches, expansive plazas, mountain views and easy access to the equator.
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