Tips & Tricks
Tena (Napo province) – located 2 ½ hours via car southeast of Quito, eco-tourists interested in exploring Ecuador’s Amazonian regions often launch their expeditions from here. Tena has reached near legendary status with whitewater enthusiasts and boasts the best rafting and kayaking in Ecuador and, some say, the world. The jungle rivers on the Amazon […]
Parque Nacional Cajas (near Cuenca) – located from 30 km. west of Cuenca, consisting of 2,854 km. of mountainous Andean grasslands (known locally as páramos). This park literally has hundreds of lakes that exist in stark contrast to the scruffy-like countryside. The park’s biodiversity (with its variety of plants and animals) is another natural attraction […]
Teatro Sucre (Calle Manabí N8-131, entre Guayaquil y Juan José Flores, Quito) — this is the first theater of Quito, and one of the most renowned in all of Ecuador. Built in the late nineteenth century, between 1879 and 1887, the name was meant to honor the Mariscal de Ayachucho, Antonio Jose de Sucre. Serving […]
Tren Crucero – this train service is a unique way to see the Ecuadorean countryside, as well as going to other parts of this small but geographically challenging nation. From the Chimbacalle station, south of Quito, you can pick the tour you want to take, between Quito, Latacunga, Machachi, and Boliche, with prices that range […]
Galapagos Islands – considered a province of Ecuador, these islands (located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador) are one of the most-visited sites in Ecuador due to its ecological wonders. These islands, born from volcanoes erupting violently out of the sea, has animal and plant life that is unique from much of the world […]
Palacio Arzobispal (Av. Chile e/Venezuela, Quito) – this was the former seat of Quito’s archbishop. Nowadays, this huge building has restaurants, shops and cafes (which can be found around a fountain courtyard).