Top 5 Things To Do In Ecuador

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travel ecuadorAre you planning a family vacation? Want to go somewhere new and exciting this year? Have you considered taking a trip to Ecuador?

I know, I know, when it comes to traveling abroad, Ecuador is not usually number one on most people’s lists, but Ecuador is quickly becoming a travel hot spot. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider Ecuador for your next getaway.

Top 5 Things To Do In Ecuador

Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are one of a kind. Nowhere else in the world can you see the beautiful exotic animal life these islands have to offer, including the blue footed boobie and the giant tortoise. The Galapagos Islands are also packed with many activities such as snorkeling with sea lions, bird watching, island cruises, sailing and so much more.

Amazon Rainforest. When people think of the Amazon Rainforest they often think of Brazil or Peru, but Ecuador is home to a good chunk of the Amazon as well. Depending on the amount of days you decide to head into the world largest rainforest, you can expect to see such animals as monkeys, the freshwater pink dolphin, toucans, snakes, pumas and other animals unique to South America.

The Andes Mountains. Running right through the middle of Ecuador are the beautiful Andes Mountains. If you love the mountains, you will love the Andes. Right in the middle of the Andes is the famous “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Some of the volcanoes in this area are still very active today. The most famous volcano is Cotopaxi. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world today.

The Beach. Unknown to many, Ecuador has some of the most beautiful beaches in South America. Are you looking to catch some great waves? You might want to check out Montañita, Ecuador. Located on the southern coast, Montañita is quickly becoming a surfer’s hot spot. Perhaps you are looking for a more relaxing beach vacation? You will enjoy Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. Puerto Lopez is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador. You will also find activities for the whole family such as whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, and so much more.

Ingapirca. Do you love history? Well then you are going to love Ecuador. Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains is Ingapirca. Ingapirca is the largest find of Inca ruins in Ecuador and is one of the biggest archaeological sites in South America next to the very famous Machu Picchu. Visited by thousands of tourists annually, Ingapirca is definitely a historical site worth seeing.

The greatest part is that it is very possible visit all the locations mentioned above in a matter of a few weeks. Where else in the world can you go to the beach, the mountains, the coast, see some beautiful islands and get a taste of history all in one spot?

So if you are looking for somewhere new and exciting to visit this year, make traveling to Ecuador number one on your list. I guarantee you will be happy you did.

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