Category: Ecuador

Typical Ecuador Chicha Bowl

Drinking canelazo and chicha in Ecuador

You will encounter two very popular drinks in Ecuador – canelazo and chicha. Visiting the high Andes, a warm drink such as these on a cold night hits the spot.

The Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito is the largest neogothic basilica in the Americas. Day and night, the basilica’s spires are a distinctive feature of the Quito skyline.

Quito’s great historic center

Visitors to Quito will find a city that is modern, multifaceted, and energetic, but the city’s role in the history of South America is simply fascinating.

Water Fight! The Andean Roots of Carnival in Ecuador

Experience Ecuador’s Carnival and you can expect to get wet – juegos de agua (water games) take center stage in 8 days of wild celebrations!

Thrill seeker zipping over El Manto de la Novia in Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador.

Destination highlight: Waterfalls and hot springs in Baños, Ecuador

The thrilling destination of Baños, Ecuador is nestled in a lush valley along the Pastaza River under the smoky plumes of nearby Tungurahua Volcano.

Tropical Guayaquil, Ecuador travel highlight

Guayaquil prides itself on its cosmopolitan offerings: a boardwalk which has become a principal node for tourism and commerce.

Cuenca, the “Athens of Ecuador”

Cuenca is famed for the majestic architecture of its many churches, cathedrals, cloisters, and colonial houses.

Our favorite Ecuador travel photos

Quiet, unassuming Ecuador is a relatively undiscovered gem in Latin America!

Top 10 Ecuador Travel Tips

Ecuador has many different landscapes, from the Amazon and the Pacific coast to the Andes and the many colonial cities – there is plenty to see on vacation.

New Cathedral, Cuenca, Ecuador

Outdoor activities in Ecuador

If you plan to visit Ecuador to take a Galapagos tour, consider spending an extra week or at least a few days on the mainland to take full advantage of your Ecuador vacation.