The top places to visit in Ecuador

The top places to visit in Ecuador

The country is located in the northwestern part of the South America. The name Ecuador gives the idea that the state is located on the equator of the planet. The location of this point is to the north of the city of Quito, which is the capital of the country. A large part of Ecuador is located at the altitude of the mountains, so the country does not suffer from excessive heat. For example, the capital (Quito) is located 2800 meters above ground level, and the thermometer therefore never goes below 19 degrees Celsius, irrespective of the month or season.

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The top places to visit in Ecuador

The most striking place in Ecuador is the Galapagos Islands. This place surprises you with its almost unspoiled natural beauty. The location of the islands near the equator – in the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 972 kilometers from Ecuador. Due to the fact that the islands are near cold currents, cold-loving animals are also found here.

Interestingly, a trip to the Galapagos Islands during an expedition in 1835 prompted Charles Darwin to write his monumental work “The Origin of Species. In 1978, UNESCO added the place to its list of World Heritage Sites.

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The top places to visit in Ecuador

There are two different ways to visit the islands. Way number one: Take the opportunity to buy cruise tickets from travel agencies in Ecuador’s capital. Way number two: go on a trip by plane, stay in a hotel on the island of Santa Cruz, buy a day trip to other places. But do not rely too much on such tours, as they will not allow you to fully immerse yourself in the local beauty and nature.

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The top places to visit in Ecuador

UNESCO has also designated World Heritage Sites as cities such as Quito, the country’s main city, and Cuenca.

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The most important places to visit in Ecuador

The capital of the country is Quito.

Historically, it belonged to an Indian country called Quito, but was later conquered by the Incas. In the same place where the Indians had previously located, the Spanish peoples organized Quito by 1536. The equatorial extension, located in Quito, was originally calculated by the French in 1735, where a memorial monument is now located. But the French expedition made some errors in the measurements (about 300 meters), so the travelers settled on two equatorial lines.

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The capital of the country is Quito.

Galapagos Islands

It is worth noting that most often tourists use a cruise of 5 days – two days are spent on flights and 3 full days to admire the local beauties.

Cotopaxi Park.

Located at a distance of 75 kilometers from the capital of the country – the city of Quito. This place surprises with a variety of local animals: wild llamas, condor, cougar, panda, hummingbirds, and others. However, the most striking point of this park is the volcano Cotopaxi. It is recognized as the highest of the currently active volcanoes on earth, its height is 5912 kilometers. The last time the volcano erupted in 1974.

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Cotopaxi Park.

Cuenca

Most of the buildings of this city are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Cuenca has its origins in 1557, founded by the Spanish people, but this place was full of historical events even before the founding of the city. Earlier here was the Indian city of Guanrodeleg.

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Cuenca

It was later recaptured by the Incas and destroyed. Then it was rebuilt with the help of the same Spanish peoples. Ecuador attracts all the attention and makes it hard to enjoy its marvelous beauty. But the country is good not only on the outside: it is a great place to learn Spanish. The two cities of Cuenca and Quito are home to several top-notch schools for learning Spanish.

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Among other things, Ecuador is famous for a world-famous attraction called the Devil’s Nose, where the train makes zigzag turns when coming down the mountain. It is located in a town called Alausi. After that, a likely place to visit is Guayaquil, the business capital of the country. This city is famous for the best beaches in Ecuador.

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