From the jungle of the Amazon to the biodiverse Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a land of outstanding natural wonders. The Andes are a peaceful contrast to the vibrant cities, such as Quito, with its centuries-old churches. Incredibly, there are also cloud forests, colonial towns, volcanoes, hot springs, indigenous markets, enchanting haciendas, and of course the amazing Amazon jungle.
Calling the Galapagos Islands unique is an understatement; they are simply extraordinary, with spectacular wildlife that you can get close to because they have no inherent fear of humans. You can marvel at these islands by cruise boat, or base yourself at one of the increasing number of luxury lodges on one of the islands, and take day trips to neighboring islands.
What’s more, make your trip meaningful by helping renovate a children’s day care center in Quito.