Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to get excited about in
Ecuador. Climb up (or hike round) one of 10 active volcanoes towering over 5000
metres, including the snow-capped Cotopaxi. Head to Baños, the self-proclaimed
adventure capital of the country – walk to waterfalls, try kayaking or rafting
in the rivers, bungee jump, paraglide or simple relax in the thermal hot pools.
Practice yoru haggling skills in the Otavalo market, snapping up traditional
handicrafts and textiles, or take a tour into the Amazon rainforest for
spotting toucans, sloths and (if you’re lucky) jaguars.
Ecuador Food & Drink
Carb lovers will be in food heaven with the potato, rice and
bean-heavy cuisine of Ecuador. While differences exist between the coast, where
seafood reigns supreme, and inland, focusing on meat dishes, snack foods are
ubiquitous. Empanadas (deep-fried pastries with meat and potatoes) and llapingachos
(potato-and-cheese cakes) are popular everywhere you go. You cannot leave the
country without sampling cuy, or
guinea pig, considered a delicacy. Fresh jugos, or fruit juices, are staples at
most meals; if you’re looking for something stronger, sip aguardiente a strong, sugar-cane spirit translating as ‘fire
First on everyone’s bucket list when travelling to Ecuador,
is a visit to the Galapagos Islands. The unique ecosystem of this archipelago
of volcanic islands led to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution; here you can
swim with sea lions and get up close to giant tortoises and marine iguanas.
Walk the streets and visit the cathedrals of the UNESCO World Heritage cities
of Cuenca and Quito; legend says that if the currently incomplete Basílica del
Voto Nacional in Quito is finished, the world will end!
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