Tag: Ecuador

South America Travel Quiz: Which Country Should You Visit?

Culinary delights, centuries old cities, ancient ruins and a rich cultures flourish in Latin America. Choosing just one hot-spot is hard work! Don’t stress. Take our handy quiz to see all the possibilities that await you.

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.

Cerro Calvario, Copacabana

Holy Week in Latin America: Celebrating Semana Santa

Semana Santa is a huge source of domestic tourism in South America and governments grant feriados largos (extended holidays) for this long weekend.

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!