There are countless reasons why you should visit Ecuador. A Super Bowl Advert was launched last year themed: “All You Need Is Ecuador”. It is so true, you can never get enough!. There are so many places that offer an unforgettable experience. From the dense rainforests of the Amazon to the Andes mountain range. Also to the exquisite beaches along the coast and of course the Galapagos Islands. Sometimes, I wish I was born in Ecuador. The people here are blessed with five out of the ten top destinations in the world.
Talk about the Galapagos Islands!. It is the richest center for scientific investigation and nature tourism in the world. The list of wonder is inexhaustible. First the quintessential tropical beach, where you find blue footed boobies, land Iguanas, albatross. Also the rich aquatic life of swarming fishes, inspiring sea animals like humpback whales, hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles. I need an entire page to explain about all of the amazing animals you can see in the Galapagos Islands.
You can visit the Galapagos Islands at any time of year and see something special. Not only is the scuba diving and snorkeling amazing. You can also hike an active volcano, go mountain biking, surfing and horseback riding if you so choose!
Nowhere else in the world is quite like it, it`s like the Nat Geo Wild in 3D! So let us organize your Galapagos Cruise.
The greatest biodiversity seen on this planet is found in the shelter of the Amazon rainforest. For example there is an incredible variety of birds with over 1,600 species reported. The landscape changes drastically from dense canopy to flooded forests and crystal clear water bodies with awe-inspiring waterfalls.
In the Amazon rain forest, the trees are bursting with life. One such example is a giant tree in the Jatun Sacha Biological Station, standing well over 100ft (30 m) tall. This tree not only houses a wide variety of birds and even monkeys. Also features crevices in the roots, which provides a home for a family of tiny bats. The forests are also a refuge for the spectacled bear, the ocelot, and the puma. Countless species of plants that botanists are still in the process of cataloguing.
The scale and impenetrability of the rainforest protects wildlife for generations. It continues to be one of the least studied areas left on the planet. To this day tribes live here choosing to be completely isolated from the rest of the world.
- Quito, a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Quito was founded in 1534 over the ruins of northern Inca capital. It holds the largest and greatest preserved colonial areas in Latin America. It offers a superior collection of baroque art in its colonial architecture, paintings and sculpture.
Simultaneously, the city has modern areas and offers modern comforts , with luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, international airport. You will find also theaters, art galleries, large shopping centers, etc.
Today, close to 2 million people are living in Quito. It was the first city to get named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.
Quito is Ecuador’s most beautiful city and it is a top travel destination around the world. Quito is winning consecutive World Travel Awards as South America’s Leading Destination.
Quito’s almost 500-year-old old town is experiencing an awesome revival. That´s the result of collective energy by entrepreneurial locals and amazing government-sponsored initiatives. The place has become a exceptional community of churches, monasteries, museums, convents, restaurants and cafes. More used by an enormous new airport final, jet-lag-free time zones and direct flights from three U.S. towns. Quito has also easy contacts from several others cities in U.S., so experiencing Quito hasn’t been easier.
In order to finish this small post with information, Mindo Cloud Forest is 1 hour and 30 minutes from Quito!
Mindo is only 1 hour and a half from Quito. You will be impressive of the variety of birds that Mindo possesses. Due to that, you just can’t get enough of the birds. The beautiful landscape of Mindo sets you up for that trekking adventure you always wanted. The hike in the Waterfalls Sanctuary starts crossing the Valley with the cable car (tarabita). This place offers you mind blowing hiking experience since you are in the cloud forest.
It is a hot spot for bird watching, famous around the world. A place where birdwatchers increase with beautiful species their check lists.
You will see the Andean Cock of the rock and also take photos. To observe hummingbirds from few meters and see in the tours diferent species of toucans. There are counted around 500 species of birds in the cloud forest.
There are very profesional and experienced guides and the hotels offers early morning services for bird watchers.
Mindo Ecuador is a place with constant connection with the nature as a result of the biodiversity.
Various adventure activities where you will always entertain due to the sights and sounds of the beautiful and colorful birds. Mindo started to be famous as a bird watching hot stop destination in the World. Mindo is an awesome place for family or couple holiday vacation, since there are a lot of activities to do.
Activities are tubing in the river, hiking in the cloud forest and Ziplining in the vallew of Mindo. Also posibility to horse riding in Via al Cinta, visit the Butterfly Garden. And why not to spend a relaxing afternoon in the hummingbirds garden together with a visit to the orquid garden. Why not enjoy the chocolate made by youself in the artesanal chocolate tour?. The unforgettable Night Walk you will remember all your life!
Come and enjoy Mindo after your Galapagos Cruise!
Want a cool city, stress free, spiced with opportunity of self-meditations and appreciation of cultural heritage?. Cuenca is the place! Everything that daily life requires is just stone throw from residence it.
Cuenca is known for its mix of artistic, intellectual and philosophical tradition since time ago. You will immediately glimpse this from its colonial architecture. Periodically, the city organizes colorful festivals. You will also love their distinct food and breathtaking scenery. No wonder UNESCO had it listed as part of the Ecuador’s three World Heritage Trust sites.
Cuenca is top retire-overseas choice in the World, therefore many US citizens live there.
I could go on and on, but I got to hold it right here. Now is your turn to discover for yourself more surprising mind-blowing places in Ecuador.