Ecuador is such a diverse country, it offers you way more than just a regular holiday experience. The national slogan “All you need is Ecuador” is absolutely true! No matter what kind of holiday you prefer – Ecuador provides everything! The diversity of this amazing, unique country is mostly based on the four different climate zones you can find in Ecuador: Amazonas, Andes, Coast and the Galapagos Islands. Since they are all very close to each other, you could easily visit all four “worlds” of Ecuador within one week of holiday. Despite this possibility, you might nevertheless spend way more time in each region due to all those great things to see and to do there.
The perfect trip extension for your Galapagos Islands holiday is a journey by train traversing the unparalleled diversity of landscapes and cultures found in mainland Ecuador. Tren Crucero is a trip unlike any other taking passengers from the majestic Andes Mountains, through the unique cloud forests, and to the coastal lowlands.
One of the four worlds that Ecuador has to offer is the Amazon Rainforest, a true wonder of nature that can give you that plus that you were looking for when visiting this great country. You will be thrilled with everything that can be found in there, having the chance to bring memories home in this once in a lifetime experience, so better to be safe than sorry, bring enough battery and memory cards for your camera as you won’t stop shooting pictures.
Ecuador is a country filled with history and culture, featuring numerous interesting traditional festivities, some of which preserve their indigenous roots, and some others marked by the influence of the Spanish and Catholic culture.
Below you will find a short introduction to the most celebrated festivities in Ecuador, and which are really worth being a part of, not only because of the culture involved but also for the food and friendliness of Ecuadorians, who will make you feel a part of their customs and celebrations.