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TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR

  1. 51 National Parks & Reserves;

  2. 5 Crater Lakes;

  3. 5 Waterfalls;

  4. 10 Volcanoes;

  5. 5 Archaeological Monuments;

  6. 5 Touristic Towns;

  7. 5 Top Beach Resort Areas;

  8. 5 Thermal Bath & Spa towns;

  9. 5 Popular Historic Train Rides;

  10. 5 Top Extreme Sports Sites.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions of Ecuador

Ecuador has many popular tourist attractions, that include fabulous nature and wildlife in national parks and reserves, adventure tourism opportunities, which can be combined into a wonderful vacation and a lifetime experience. We invite you to brows through some of the pictures below and click some of the links to get an impression of what Ecuador has to offer.

 

Dear visitor, our website gives you info about our National Parks Tours, our Galapagos programs, the Cuyabeno Loop, as well as our Cuyabeno  and Cofan Lodges in the Amazon.   For those who want to combine the Exuberant Nature of Ecuador with the Famous culture of Peru, we even have a 7 days Highlights of Peru extension! Here you can find our Prices. Our website gives you the best information on the internet, because we are the only tour operator run by professional biologists. There are hundreds of high-resolution pictures of National Parks and monuments of Ecuador, with thumbnails that open by clicking on them. If you love our pictures or find our info useful you can help others finding our pages too you can share them from the mobile menu bar with a FB like

 

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

The 600,000+ ha Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is the only major Amazonian park in the world that can be reached over a paved road! Drive straight from capital Quito to our motorized canoes within the borders of the park, or even better, fly from Quito to Lago Agrio, where we pick you up on the airport and take you on a magnificent Amazon adventure! The Cuyabeno Lodge is Rainforest Alliance verified. The guides of our  lodge, the Cuyabeno Lodge, are famous for their knowledge about birds as well as other Amazon Jungle Animals and Amazon Rainforest Plants.

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Cuyabeno Lodge SignTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Amazon River Lodge Cuyabeno

 

Quito

Lonely planet elected Ecuador's capital Quito number 2 in the world's 10 cities to visit in 2016: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/cities! With its many cathedrals, historical buildings and streets, it was the center of the Roman Catholic church of South America during the Colonial days, is the most beautiful colonial capital of the entire American continent!

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Quito, Golden interior of the Compañía ChurchTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Santo Domingo Cathedral in Quito

 

Otavalo

Otavalo is the center of the famous industrious Otavalo Indians, who have developed themselves as a strong economic force, while maintaining their cultural values. Their Indian art market is famous for their beautiful artisan craft and one of the finest hand-woven fabrics and other crafts in Latin America. No-one ever leaves Otavalo without buying at least something; some people buy a lot!

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Andean Musico group in OtovaloTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Otavalo Indian women in traditional dress

 

Cuenca

Cuenca Ecuador, the friendly colonial city in the south of the country; not as dramatic as Quito but extremely friendly and gentle and the point of departure for exploring the southern Andes of Ecuador:

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral in CuencaTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Pumapungo Inca Ruins in Cuenca Ecuador

 

The Andes

The Valley of the Volcanoes is a dramatic landscape between Otavalo and Cuenca, which is bordered with famous volcanoes at both sides, like the Cayambe at the Equator, Picincha towering over capital Quito and reachable by cable cart, the Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano, throning over a national park with a herd of lamas and the world's highest mountain on earth measured from the earth's center, the Chimborazo with a vecuña reserve at its foothills. We organize great Andes Ecuador Treks:

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Cotopaxi in the AndesTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: San Rafael Waterfalls

 

Cajas National Park

Cajas National Park, Ecuador's paramo national park with countless crystal clear lakes:

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Visitor Center at National Park Cajas, EcuadorTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Paramo Parks Tour Ecuador

 

Podocarpus National Park

The mysterious Podocarpus trees in Podocarpus National park:

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Podocarpus tree in Podocarpus National Park in EcuadorTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Podocarpus tree Ecuador

 

Ingapirca

UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ingapirca ruins of Ecuador, the mysterious Inca city of which no record exists and whose history largely remains a mystery until the present day;

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Ecuador Chamber at the Temple of the Sun at IngapircaTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Temple of the Sun with Inca wall at Ingapirca

 

Galapagos National Park

The Galapagos National Park don't need further introduction! When you go to Ecuador, you have got to see the only place on earth where animals don't flee from people: the lost paradise. See Galapagos and complete your vacation with our 4 days Amazon Adventure.

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Bartolome Island on Galapagos National ParkTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Galapagos Sea Lions

 

Mangrove parks

The famous Ecuadorian mangroves in Esmeraldas Province with great jungle lodge Ecuador programs:

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Fishermen at Mangrove, EcuadorTOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ECUADOR: Red Mangrove Tree, Rhyzophora mangle

 

This is just a selection of many tourist destinations that Ecuador has to offer. Please consult some other great pages about Ecuador's Most Popular Tourist Attractions:

Newly restored Tourist Ecuador Train Network, South America's finest;

Ecuador Museums;

Ecuador Churches;

Baños, Ecuador's Adventure Activities Center;

Ingapirca, Ecuador's "Machu Picchu";

People of Ecuador.

 

PARKS & TRIBES and the COFAN LODGE have their sales office in:

Calle Mariano Cardenal N74-153 & Calle Joaquín Mancheno Carcelen, Alto Quito

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