LAND OF VOLCANIC BEAUTY
Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America but it is packed with a rich biodiversity, from a birdwatcher's paradise in its Andean cloud forest to the volcanic archipelago of the Galapagos Islands.
Quito is one of the world's highest capitals, and the Spanish conquistadors’ influence is evident in the European style buildings and the monasteries around town. San Francisco market is one of the oldest markets in the city and during the visit, you will be able to enjoy the smells and colours of the fruits and vegetables and learn more about the history of this ancient market and the local products, as well as some secrets of the local natural medicine. You will even have the option of experiencing a traditional “limpia”, which is a ceremonial healing with local herbs.
Volcanoes define Ecuadorian geography, both on land and at sea. We will take you through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, where snow-capped Andean giants reach for the sky, and visit jewel-toned lakes. Or journey off the Pacific coast to discover the Galapagos Islands’ volcanic landscape and rich biodiversity which are truly one-of-a-kind. Let’s see how many of the “Big 15” you’ll spot during your land and sea explorations!