Top 10 things to do in Ecuador

  • Top 10 things to do in | Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands offer some of the very best wildlife in the world
1. Enjoy one of the best wildlife experiences anywhere in the world in the Galapagos Islands, home to creatures as diverse as giant tortoises, sea lions and blue-footed boobies!


Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito
2. Explore Quito’s beautiful old town, one of the best preserved colonial centres anywhere in Latin America


Stay in the Amazon rainforest
3. Stay in a jungle lodge in the Upper Amazon and cruise along remote waterways, spotting exotic bird and animal life


Travel through the  ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’, home to Volcan Chimborazo
4. Travel through the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’, home to Volcan Chimborazo, Ecuador’s tallest peak and the earth’s closest point to the sun!


 Relax amidst colonial splendour in the beautiful city of Cuenca
5. Relax amidst colonial splendour in the beautiful city of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Learn to surf in Montanita
6. Learn to surf in Montanita or unwind on deserted tropical beaches at Esmeraldas


Otavalo market | Ecuador
7. Shop for bargains in the bustling, historic markets of Otavalo


White water rafting down the river
8. Travel to mountain towns such as Banos or Vilcamamba for Andean adventure activities, including trekking, white water rafting, mountain biking and horse riding


Ecuador is an exotic bird lover's paradise!
9. Head to Mindo Cloud Forest for some exotic bird-watching – it’s home to more than 500 species of exotic and rare birds


Casa Del Arbol's "swing at the end of the world"
10. Enjoy the spectacular views from Casa Del Arbol's "swing at the end of the world"