Holidays to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands

Like most countries in South America, Ecuador has a huge range of biological diversity, with thousands of plant and animal species.  

Part of Ecuador are the fantastic Galapagos Islands. 

These islands are teeming with life, with a species diversity in plant and animal life that is hard to match anywhere else on Earth.  It was these same islands on which Charles Darwin studied and developed his theory of “survival of the fittest”, evolution through natural selection.

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THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

The Galapagos Islands are actually the territory of Ecuador, despite being around 620 miles west of the Ecuadorian mainland. 

The Galapagos offers breath-taking views of massive quantities of animal and plant life.  Almost all of the land is considered a National Park, and there are plenty of opportunities for snapping photos, hiking, boating, snorkelling/scuba diving in the marine reserve, and other related activities. 

There are some restrictions, so be sure to read up and mind local signs and advice, as the main goal of this beautiful area is to preserve the natural habitats of the diverse species that live there.

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ECUADOR

Ecuador has a great climactic and geographic diversity.  

Andean volcanoes and mountains dot the landscape, with the Amazon on one side, and a wealth of wetlands and lowlands on the other.  

In fact, Ecuador has more rivers per square kilometre than any other country on the planet.

Naturally, this translates into a wealth of adventure opportunities.  There are a large number of National Parks that can be hiked or cycled through.  Boating activities are common – just look out for the many waterfalls that are present! 

Banos de Agua Santa is one of the most popular cities to visit for adventure sports in Ecuador.  It’s around 3 hours south of Quito, the capital, sitting at the centre of Ecuador geographically.  The area has a mild climate year-round, and is a haven for outdoor adventurers.  

Activities including rafting, kayaking, canoeing, bungee jumping, mountain climbing, cycling, and more are all common.  

For a gentler pace, horseback riding, hiking, and a wealth of restaurants and clubs are also par for the course.  You can also relax in one of the many mineral spas, naturally heated by the earth’s geothermal energy.

There are also many cities and sites with thousands of years of history, museums, ruins, and a whole lot more.  Any good adventure tour should definitely include some indulgence in local culture and history as well!

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