Ecuador Travel Brochure
Named after its location on the equator, Ecuador is the smallest of the Andean countries. Despite its size, South America's smallest country is distinguished by the diversity of its geography. In the highland region lies the capital city Quito, with a charming colonial centre and situated at 2, 850 metres above sea level. In contrast, the Pacific coast boasts beautiful beaches and glorious sunshine.
The Amazon region invites you to delight in the magical lagoons and marvellous primal forest. The Galapagos Islands, some 1, 000 km off the coast in the Pacific Ocean, also belong to Ecuador. This isolated Archipelago, formed by volcanic eruptions, is a window into prehistory with an abundance of rare and unique species of plants and animals.
Few cities have a setting to match that of Quito, the second highest capital in Latin America after La Paz, Bolivia. Set in a hollow at the foot of the Pichincha Volcano, which stands at 4, 794 metres. Quito was an Inca city, discovered by the Spaniards in 1534 and its charm lies in its colonial centre, with steep and narrow cobbled streets.
North of Quito is the province of Imbabura, also known as the province of lakes. Here, the town of Otavalo is home to the largest and most famous market in Ecuador. The market dates back to Pre-Inca times and has the largest selection of handicrafts from all over the country including textiles, ceramics, woollen goods, tapestries, native paintings, leather goods and much more.
Devil's Nose Train
Experience a scenic train ride through the Andes mountains on what is considered 'the most difficult train in the world" to Rio Bamba, the capital of the Chimborazo province and roughly the geographical centre of Ecuador. This quiet agricultural town is sometimes known as the "Sultan of the Andes", and travellers are promised breath-taking views of Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo at 6, 310 metres.
Chiva Express Quito Cuenca
Take a different track and see Ecuador on board the exclusive 'Chiva Express' for a colourful and unique train ride along this original railroad from the Andes to the Coast. The adventure includes visits to Indian markets, Rio Bamba, Alausi, the Devil's Nose switchbacks, Cuenca and El Cajas National Park.blogging behind the scenes psychology behind blogging secret behind blogging meaning behind blogging difference between blogging and vlogging difference between blogging and microblogging difference between blogging and content writing difference between blogging and website difference between blogging and podcasting difference between blogging and journalism difference between blogging and affiliate marketing difference between blogging and social media blogging beyond the classroom moving beyond blogging beyond blogging blogging by sophia lee blogging by numbers blogging by google blogging by maya bloggings by boz blogging by email blogging by definition blogging step by step blogging during covid 19 blogging during a divorce blogging during weight loss blogging during war travel blogging during covid covid-19 blog topics covid blog ideas blogging quizlet blogging from your phone blogging from paradise blogging from scratch blogging from iphone blogging from ipad blogging from the heart blogging from home blogging from home jobs in blog or on blog in your blog or on your blog blogging in the elementary classroom blogging in education blogging in google blogging in 2022 blogging in wordpress turning blogging into a business turn blogging into career translate blogging into kannada blogging translate into bengali getting into blogging fall into blogging