Ecuador

Ecuador

Capital - Quito
Population - 13,927,000
Area - 283,560 km²
Density - 49.11 inhabitants per km²
Currency - USD
Official language – Spanish
Ecuador is located on the northwestern coast of South America, between Peru to the south and east and Colombia to the north. The famous Galapagos Islands belong to Ecuador, and are located approximately 1,000 kilometers off the coast. Ecuador is a land of rich cultural and historical attractions, all set within a backdrop of natural wonders, with landscapes that range between lush, tropical rainforests and glaciated volcanoes. The Galapagos Islands - a natural paradise of evolution in process - may yet be the most popular among the tourist attractions in Ecuador. Highlights of the islands are of course the wildlife, which includes sighting waved albatross, giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and many more. For those looking for a richer cultural experience, visit the numerous indigenous markets (artisan, animal and agricultural), stroll around historic towns and cities, listen to Andean panpipes, sample the often extotic gastronomy that the country boasts.

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most remote destinations on the planet and famous for being the primary inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. The small archipelago of volcanic islands along the equatorial line in the Pacific Ocean are are a national park and biological marine reserve…
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