Why Visit Ecuador

Ecuador offers a grand scale of diversity across 4 distinct regions: the Galapagos, the Coast, the Andes, and the Amazon. These regions invite visitors to experience their unique natural and cultural diversity. Although Ecuador is a small country, there are fourteen indigenous nationalities and nineteen groups that, together with the Afro-Ecuadorian, Montubio, and Mestizo populations, are the heirs of the ancestral wisdom of Ecuador.

A paradise for nature-lovers: Ecuador is one of just seventeen countries classified as "megadiverse" by UNESCO, with an incredible variety of birds, mammals, and flowers. In fact, Ecuador is the most megadiverse country per square mile.

Image gallery of the Galapagos Islands: