The Galapagos Islands
Discover a world full of life
Like Alice’s Wonderland, where up is down and down is up, the West in the Galapagos is the beginning, the origin. And the life-bearing ball of fire isn’t up in the sky, but down under, beneath the sea. Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice remarked. And that’s just the start of the caravan of curiosities in store for the explorer of the islands: iguanas that swim; penguins in the Tropics; cormorants that don’t fly; tortoises that morphed into giants… The list of the Galapagos’ wonders is as deep as the ocean that surrounds it.
The Pacific Coast
Discover a world under the waves
Nostalgic shores, silent seas, clay souls that remember the dawn of civilization and fishermen that maneuver their nets on their wooden boats mark the quintessence of life in the coastal region. It is a world of its own within the confines of the country that one will always yearn to go back to, with striking sunsets of pink and orange hues in the horizon, delicious food that will leave you craving more, smiles from the people all around and of course, the beach…the warm and sunny beach.
The Ecuadorian Andes
Discover a world of contours
The world’s longest mountain chain, the Andes, ripple their way north-south through Ecuador, dividing it into three, creating a haven for mega-diversity here in the Tropics – both cultural and natural. The mountains and snow-capped volcanoes were dubbed the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” by 19th-century traveling scientist Alexander von Humboldt. The valleys and lower lands provide pockets for human cultivation and habitation, many with distinct cultural identities one from another, as well as cities and towns to explore.
The Amazon Rainforest
Discover the world of green mansions
The Amazonian jungle is the greatest example of the wonders of life on our planet. There is no place with greater competition, where survival is played out with such creativity. And as a natural paradise, nothing is left out; everything is welcome and everything finds its niche, its proper place. One hardly knows where to begin to look, to understand, to explore. Luckily, the Ecuadorian Amazon is remarkably straightforward and easy to travel to and around – leaving you free to enjoy its stunning landscapes and amazing creatures.