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Ecuador: four worlds within one country

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Let us present to you one of the most fascinating countries on the planet, a country full of magic where the entire world and its ecosystems seem to fit, within a territory that is no larger than the British Isles. Simplified to its core, we speak of four worlds, but Ecuador’s diversity really has no bounds. For you we have clearly identified eleven different travel regions each as different and marvelous as the next. Let’s explore!

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Nature & Adventure

Angel Paz’s Bird Refuge

Angel Paz is a birding ce...

Termas de Papallacta: Sky Above, Paradise Below

Where do the Papallacta h...

La Alegría, Galloping Harmony

Gabriel Espinosa learned ...

Diving with the Locals in Ayangue

I bob in the choppy Pacif...

Bebelandia, where Kids Rock

In Santa Clara Alta (in R...

Art & Culture

Mithology: Primeval Voices

Primeval stories that lie...

Ramón Piaguaje’s Magnified Works

Some of the works are fou...

The show must go on

The stalls are deserted, ...

Jacchigua is Ecuador

Join us on a journey thro...

People & Traditions

The Healer who Talks to Plants

It must have been like fi...

Otavalo for Sale

Dressed in their unique a...

Guamote, Simple Market or Human Mosaic?

A wave of colors, especia...

Saquisilí: Ancestral Marketing in the Andes

There is a town in the pr...

Ñan Archive

Ñan 34: Humboldt & Bonpland in Ecuador

Celebrate with Ñan the 250th anniversary since Alexander von Humboldt’s birth. He was perhaps the most respected scientist of his day and in Ecuador, where he traveled for eight months, he experienced so many fascinating adventures, he never truly forgot our small, remote country lost amid the Andes. Where did he explore and what has become of those places today? We invite you to find out in issue 34.

Dumbfounded

By: Ilan Greenfield Ph...

Roque Sevilla: Inspired by Humboldt

The spirit of Humboldt ha...

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Read our most recent adventures as we scratch the surface of Ecuador’s ‘world within itself’. Every issue is a several-week journey into the depths of this country’s kaleidoscopic universe.

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