Ecuador Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 64%, Ecuador represents a natural wonderland that will capture you like a tornado. Every time this whirlwind releases you, you're in a new place that will be every bit as interesting as the last. One day it might be the Otavalo Market, and the next the volcano of Tungurahua (Throat of Fire) just waiting to blow its top. But, of course, no one can miss the Galapagos Islands, without a doubt Ecuador's most famous landmarks. From the moment that The Beagle made landfall and Charles Darwin first set foot on the island, a chapter in human history was opened that forever changed the way that humans viewed their place in the world. For the more adventurous, there's a trip on the infamous Devil's Nose Railway that climbs through the Andes in a series of death-defying switchbacks guaranteed to set the heart racing. The simple fact is that Ecuador is just one of those places that will get into your system and refuse to let you go. Just be prepared to come back every few years to get a much-needed fix to keep you going.
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Take a hair-raising journey along Ecuador's Devil's Nose, a rail line between the towns of Riobamba and Alausí. The line was originally built to connect the Andes Mountains with the coast and is widely considered to have been ....
Take a detour from the Ecuadorian mainland to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's most unique ecosystems. First studied by Charles Darwin during the famous journey of The Beagle, the islands' amazing range of wildlife stil....
|Coordinates:||2 00 S, 77 30 W|
|Main Languages:||Spanish, Amerindian languages (including Quechua)|
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- Location: Ecuador