Ecuador is in the northwestern area of South America, precisely in the middle of the world. Due to its geographical position on the Equator, this small country is known as a land of contrasts. In a single day you could take an early morning walk in the Amazon, drive up through a valley of active volcanoes and past verdant cloud forest before winding down to the Pacific coast in time for a succulent seafood dinner.
Our beautiful country has an ample variety of climates and landscapes ranging from charming beaches at sea level to snow-capped peaks reaching 6,300 meters high. From the exuberant coastal region to the imposing Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest it is possible to observe hundreds of natural species, and experience ancestral cultures living in harmony with the environment while maintaining their own cultures and lifestyles.
Furthermore, only 1,050 km away from the mainland, visitors can also enjoy the amazing Galapagos Islands, which are considered one of the most fascinating places on our planet, known for its incredible biodiversity. Many animals here are found nowhere else in the world, while beautiful landscapes and volcanic islands are example of nature at its finest.