Ecuador is a country located in north western South America, bordered to the north by Colombia, to the east and south by Peru, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The Galapagos Islands and the city of Cuenca are two of the listed Unesco World Heritage Sites to be found in this country, as well as the world’s highest active volcano Cotopaxi.
The coastal plain flanked by the Andes and the Pacific is covered by tropical forests and cacao, bananas, coffee and sugar plantations.
REASONS TO GO
Galapagos Islands – an isolated archipelago with a unique wildlife.
Hiking in the Andes and scaling volcanoes.
The Amazon jungle.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Weather in Ecuador varies with the altitude. In the coasts and in Amazon, it is often very wet, but in the higher lands it gets colder, especially at night. Ecuador is a nice destination to visit all through the year, but during the dry season (June – September) it is the best time for the highland areas.