Ecuador is a country that has various National Parks considered amazing geographic wonders of the country, all of them offering unique views of the surroundings as well as amazing chances to see a lot of diverse wildlife and flora, many of these national parks are home to local people who in most cases make a living from tourism. If you are planning to come to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands sometime soon, make sure to include these sites as part of your must-visit-list. You can find out more details about these natural sites on our Ecuador infographic below.
The Galapagos Islands are a natural refuge for marine and land species that live in peace throughout this amazing territory, these islands offer the possibility to see an incredible number of endemic wildlife species, since these animals don't get afraid of human visitors, it is also possible to get quite close to them, this is one of the reasons that make of the Galapagos islands a unique place to visit for all travelers interested in this magnificent archipelago. Refer to our infographic below to see complete details on the main endemic species of the Galapagos islands, don't forget to check our different Galapagos Tours to choose the right trip for you depending on which species you would like to cross off your list!
The Yasuni National park is one of the main natural sites of Ecuador, home to a huge diversity of wildlife and flora species, this national park is considered to be the most diverse area in the world when measure by squared meter, the concentration of wildlife is unbelievable. You can also visit this natural lung of the planet on a trip to explore your surroundings and be amazed at its uniqueness, for trips into the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, you can choose to take an Amazon lodge trip and stay in comfort while exploring the best of the jungle, another option is going for a more adventurous Amazon trip which can let you wonder with your guides inside this paradise, make sure to check our various options for our Ecuador Amazon trips. We hope you find the following infographic helpful for planning your next trip!
The Cotopaxi volcano is considered the highest active volcano on Earth, with its perfect coned-shaped tip, this snow-capped mountain is an important highlight of Ecuador and its central Andes region, the volcano which can be observed from Quito is part of the protected National Park under the same name, located only one hour south of the capital of the country Quito, this National Park is home to an amazing diversity of flora, fauna, and the best Andean landscapes, we run Day Tours to Cotopaxi Volcano on a private basis on every day of the week, but if you have more time, it is also possible to stay at any of the majestic haciendas located inside of the National Park. Besides this, Cotopaxi is an important volcano for all serious climbers wishing to reach its summit. Check our Ecuador Tours and Expeditions section, where you can find amazing itineraries for a personalized Ecuador Trip and including Cotopaxi on your tour.
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The Galapagos Islands is a protected National Park and one of the most diverse locations in the world, these Islands were officially named a National park of Ecuador in the year 1959 and since then the government, and various public and private entities have been working to best preserve the incredible wildlife and habitat of the archipelago, like most national parks, the Galapagos also has its rules which apply to all people visiting the islands at any time of the year, before you travel make sure to know these rules and more about all the conservation efforts taking place in the Galapagos, by the time you know all rules, they will not feel as rules per se, but you will rather feel that you are helping out in all these efforts for the conservation of the islands. Refer to our Galapagos infographic below for complete details on the Galapagos National Park Rules. For the Best Galapagos Cruises and Tours, don't forget to check with our team of expert Insiders!
Before you embark on a life time adventure for your trip to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most important things to make sure your holiday goes smoothly is having the right stuff with you, many activities will be available during your visit such as trekking, snorkeling, kayaking, spending time at the beach and at your cruise or hotel of your choice, make sure to refer to our expert Galapagos packing list, do not forget any of your important items such as your camera or your sun block and just relax and enjoy this amazing destination knowing you have all you need with you, we hope you enjoy this Galapagos trip planning infographic with details on our recommendations for packing. For additional questions do get in touch with our team of Galapagos local experts and let the best Galapagos local agents assist you in organizing your trip! Contact us by e-mail or call any of our numbers at anytime of your preference!
Ecuador is a real heaven on Earth for all of those looking for unique trekking opportunities, plenty of hiking options stretch along this beautiful country from north to south and from east to west. One of the regions that is best known for its magnificent trekking opportunities is the Ecuadorian highlands with uneven terrain and among mountains, volcanoes and lakes, this is the perfect area to focus when you are looking for mild hiking options, but also for all of those looking for harder and longer treks; many sites can be included in your itinerary such as the northern highlands around El Angel reserve with its deep Andean forests, trekking around lakes is also popular, some of the main ones are Cuicocha lake, Mojanda lake, Quilotoa lake, where besides seeing these amazing volcanic lakes you will also be able to enjoy close encounters with local villages.
If you are a more serious hiker and like to do longer hikes, then south Ecuador offers the unique Inca Trail where hiking for 3 days in company of the unique Andean landscapes will take your breath away. This is not all as Ecuador is also known as the land of the volcanoes, some of the main ones being Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Cayambe, Antisana and others, where plenty of hiking chances are available for all types of trekkers and adventure-seekers! Refer to our active Ecuador Tours section where you can find a wide selection of trekking tours, don't forget to inquire our team of local experts about our climbing trips, and check out our Trekking info-graphic below for some additional information on the best hiking spots in Ecuador!
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