On a trip to Ecuador, you can experience a diverse wildlife that you will not find anywhere else on earth. The Galapagos archipelago is known from researcher Charles Darwin’s studies of the theory of evolution. Go on a cruise, island hop or hike along the shores of the Galapagos Islands and be captivated by the amazing wildlife of the archipelago. On the mainland, Ecuador also has a diverse wildlife to offer to visitors, as the Amazon rainforest extends into large parts of Ecuador.
Follow in Darwin’s footsteps and have a completely unique nature experience
On a trip to Ecuador with Tourist Travel, you can get up close to the country’s authentic Indian tribes and enriched wildlife. Ecuador is definitely a country that can offer a lot of experiences and rich luggage to take home. As something unique, with Tourist Travel you can climb Ecuador’s volcano Cotopaxi, where the top goes up to 5,897 meters.
Here, 16.4 million people live at home. In addition to the natives live here ethnic groups of mestizos, Europeans and Africans. You must polish your Spanish when traveling to Ecuador, as Spanish is the official language of the country. This is because Ecuador was under Spanish colonization in the 16th century.
A trip to Ecuador takes you to a developing country that lives primarily on the sale of petroleum and agricultural products. The country is one of 17 countries, with an extremely high degree of natural biodiversity and many endemic animal and plant species. Tourist Travel takes you through local life, which offers magnificent nature experiences and relics from Spain’s colonial era of Ecuador.
Climate and travel weather in Ecuador
One can basically travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos all year round. But from June to December there is the southern Tradewind which brings the Humboldt Current north towards the Galapagos. This means that the water is cooler and that there can be a bit of haze along the shores at times.
The highlands are green, lush and delicious, the coastlines have little rainfall. So it’s the “dry” season with blue skies and a single shower. Here birds and animals are most active, the penguins are easier to find, ditto fish and seabirds as there is plenty of food in the sea.
Places to experience in Ecuador
Ecuador’s capital is Quito, 2.24 million. inhabitants have homes. Quito is the oldest capital city in South America. The name from “Quitus”, which means “middle of the world”, because the city is located in the middle of the equator.
Quito is located just over 3,000 meters above sea level, from where you can experience a unique view of the Andes Mountains. On a cloudless day, you can spot the snow-capped peaks of, among others, the volcanoes Antisana and Cotopaxi.
Otavolo is a highland village located not far from the capital Quito. The town is an ancient Native American town, and when you come to the town, you are greeted by a festive market and an overwhelming reception by the locals.
The people are brightly dressed in unique costumes that are unique to the city’s locals. A wide selection of woven fabrics is sold. It is established that the weaving tradition of the city is more than 4,000 years old.
“The Gateway to Amazon” as the city is also called, is the last city before the huge and extremely overwhelming Amazon basin awaits you. Baños is located in the province of Tungurahua at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua.
It is an attractive location and the city offers a wealth of activities. There are among hot springs (Baños) and all sorts of adventure sports opportunities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, etc.
Popular animals you can experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos
When you say animals in Ecuador, you also say Galapagos. About 1000 km from the coast of Ecuador you will find the Galapagos Islands. The islands, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List, are one of the most unique and biologically unique areas in the world. Each island has something unique to offer with its own fragile ecosystem. It is believed that one of the reasons for the unique ecosystem is that the islands originated as volcanic islands and therefore have never been part of the mainland.
The animals on the islands probably originally came to the island either via water or the air, from which the species have since evolved further. In fact, the Galapagos is the place in the world that is home to most species not found anywhere else in the world, e.g. The Galápagos tortoise, which has also given its name to the islands.