Demographics

Country Code : 593 
ISO Code : ECU
Currency : United States Dollar

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Welcome to Ecuador

Introducing Ecuador

Ecuador is a South American country lying in the north western part of the continent, with a Pacific Ocean coastline. It is a nature lovers paradise and it is amazing to see how the second smallest country in South America has so much to offer. In one days drive you can journey from the Amazon Basin across glaciated Andean volcanoes, down through tropical cloud forest and into the sunset for a dinner on the Pacific coast. One day youll pick through hand-woven wool sweaters at a chilly market in Otavalo; the next day youll sweat all over while spying on howler monkeys in th   More more

Ecuador is a South American country lying in the north western part of the continent, with a Pacific Ocean coastline. It is a nature lovers paradise and it is amazing to see how the second smallest country in South America has so much to offer. In one days drive you can journey from the Amazon Basin across glaciated Andean volcanoes, down through tropical cloud forest and into the sunset for a dinner on the Pacific coast. One day youll pick through hand-woven wool sweaters at a chilly market in Otavalo; the next day youll sweat all over while spying on howler monkeys in the Amazon jungles. For nature lovers Ecuador is a dream, with exotic orchids and birds, bizarre jungle plants, strange insects, windswept Andean grasslands, dripping tropical forests and the fearless animals that hop, wobble and swim around the unique and unforgettable Galápagos Islands. For the adrenaline junkies, the choices are outrageous-Mountaineering and trekking are world class at the Quilatoa Loop, horseback riding and surfing. Banos-the adventure capital of Ecuador at the foot of an active volcano having small eruptions of ash and lava with its enticing mix of natural beauty and jumping nightlife is the place to be for such people. Ecuadors indigenous heritage of traditional costumes and highland markets will enchant you. As for colonial architecture, few cities top the beauty of Cuenca and Quito, both of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites. Loja- the oldest colonial city gives you details about Ecuadors colonial past. Ecuador is a year-round destination. Each region of Ecuador-the Andes, the Pacific coast, the Oriente and the Galápagos-has its optimal visiting season. Tourist high seasons throughout Ecuador are roughly mid-December through January and June through August.   More less

Cities of Ecuador