Experience the natural wonders of Ecuador such as the volcanoes and hot springs at Papallacta. Visit the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca. The Galapagos Islands are an Ecuador travel wonder of their own; so rich in nature, fauna and flora that you should see at least once in your lifetime! These volcanic islands can be visited on board a Cruise ship or by staying on land enjoying day trips to the other islands.
Include Galapagos in your itinerary and visit the Charles Darwin Station with its different species of giant tortoise. Swim and snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, penguins, rays and different species of tropical fishes. There will be a lot of bird watching; Darwin’s finches, blue-footed boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, among others. And you will also visit volcanic craters.
Did you know the Ecuadorian Amazon is the most biologically abundant place in the world? Yes, it is! This rainforest is home to 600 species of bird, 170 mammal and 120 species of amphibians and reptiles.
Also check out our Peru travel suggestions, these make a great combination to your Ecuador travel experience.