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Ecuador Travel Tips

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico and Latin America

By Viator, October 2014

Tours & Tickets

Renowned around the world for its vibrant parades, ghoulish costumes and elaborate altars, the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is not only a day to honor and remember passed loved ones—it’s ...  Read more

3 Days in Quito: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nestled in a valley flanked by volcanoes and the snow-capped Andes, Quito isn’t shy about its scenery. In fact, it’s world-renowned for its beautiful location, climate and culture, thanks to its ...  Read more

Island Hopping in the Galapagos

By Viator, February 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

So varied is the native wildlife of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands that it inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and the 19 main islands and numerous smaller isles present a unique ...  Read more

Day of the Dead

By Viator, January 2014

Tours & Tickets

It might be traditionally known as a Mexican festival, but the Day of the Dead is also an important celebration throughout many South and Central American countries, including Ecuador where it’s ...  Read more

Day Trips from Quito

By Viator, August 2013

Tours & Tickets

Perched on the cusp of the northern hemisphere, against a backdrop of the dramatic Andes, Quito’s unique setting makes it the perfect launch pad for exploring the varied Ecuadorian countryside. ...  Read more

Outdoor Activities in the Galapagos

By Ernest White , February 2013

Straddling the equator and offering up some of the most memorable ecological experiences in the world, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands house some of the planet’s most unique wildlife amid a striking, ...  Read more

Climbing Cotopaxi

By Ernest White , February 2013

Mountain climbing in Ecuador is but one of many adventure activities offered in the northern stretch of the Andes, and climbing Cotopaxi is often featured on the bucket lists of backpackers from ...  Read more

Things to Do in Quito

By Ernest White , December 2012

Cradled high in the Andes, in the shadow of sleeping volcano Pichincha, Quito combines historic charm and Andean culture with a unique, urbane aesthetic that enchants visitors to Ecuador’s capital ...  Read more

When to Go to the Galapagos

By Paige , Nicaragua, August 2012

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, with something to offer every month of the year. The best time to visit depends on what you want to see and do, as well as your tolerance for the ...  Read more

Otavalo Market

By Anne D , USA, October 2011

Best Market in South America: Otavalo. You’re thinking to yourself, “wow, that is a bold statement.” To be honest, I generally try and stay away from big statements, but in this case, I believe it, ...  Read more

Carnaval in the Jungle!

By Anne D , USA, March 2011

Carnaval in Ecuador…what to do, what to do?! Wild parties at the beaches, fiestas in the mountains…or THE JUNGLE! Yes. Fair warning from the get go: if you are in Ecuador over Carnaval weekend, you ...  Read more

A Spectacular Drive Off the Beaten Path

By Anne D , USA, March 2011

I’ve been living in Ecuador now for six months, and since well before I got here I’d been hearing great things about the Quilotoa Loop in Cotopaxi Province. My boyfriend came to visit so this past ...  Read more

Holiday Weekend at the beach in Canoa, Ecuador

By Anne D , USA, November 2010

Over the holiday weekend, some friends and I decided to get out of Quito to do some exploring and traveled to Canoa, a beautiful beach town south of Pedernales and north of Manta. Canoa is great for ...  Read more

Handicraft market in the Mariscal area, Quito

By travis , October 2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

Every Saturday, there is a handicraft market in the Plaza Foch from 10h30 to 21h00. Here you can find a variety of urban, traditional, alternative or ecological works made in Ecuador. What makes this ...  Read more

Inca Civilization

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Inca originated in neighboring Peru, invading Ecuador in 1460, constructing massively fortified cities and introducing Quechua, the language still spoken today by indigenous Ecuadorians. The ...  Read more

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