Mountain climbing and trekking through the highlands is a good adventure. Mountain climbing and trekking demand respect and admiration, but you will be enchanted by the silence and the desire to conquer these lands.
Rafting and kayaking can be done in the mighty rivers of the Amazon and on the Eastern and Western flanks of the Andes. The ecological wealth of these extreme sports in Ecuadorian territories makes rafting and kayaking famous worldwide.
To the west, visitors can bathe in the beaches of the Pacific. Following the Route of the Sun, enjoy the beaches of Atacames, Salinas, Bahía de Caráquez, Ballenita, Portovelo, Manta, Tonsupa, La Libertad amongst others, that offer wonders and delicious seafood and can be bought in outdoor markets and thousand of restaurants located on the beaches.
From Quito, in four hours (the nearest beaches of Esmeraldas) you reach the beach that have a beautiful climate almost all year round. It is advisable to inquire in a travel agency as to the best months to travel to the coast.
The Ecuadorian Amazon occupies almost half of the country (120,000 km2) and is the region with the greatest biodiversity in the world. The main tourist area is the Napo River; this river has 130 islands covered by young forests and is a great refuge and nesting area for an extensive variety of birds.
Baños, a well-known city with beautiful landscapes and thermal springs. With three hour drive from Quito you get there and it is a wonderful place where thousand of tourists and backpackers fall in love with this place.
The Galapagos Islands, or " Enchanted Islands " are approximately 960 km off from continental Ecuador. This destination is the most visited by tourists who come to Ecuador; this world famous group of islands is home to an endless number of unique species and biodiversity like no other on Earth.
The "enchanted islands" can be reached by flying on TAME or Aerogal or by sea on a luxury cruise. Almost all the travel agencies in Quito offer tours to this destination.
With all these possible destinations, eco-tourism is a way to travel around, whether in the mountains or in the Galapagos Islands, eco-tourism is the way to show the world the wonders of Ecuador.
Once in Quito, any travel agency (many of which are located on Amazonas avenue) or travel information center located in the park Gabriela Mistral (Reina Victoria st.) will be very useful to undertake trips that you will never forget. , If your in an Internet cafe, visit us, since we are permanently actualizing our website.