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Travelers will find an enormous variety of things to do in Ecuador that it might be hard to know where to start. From the sunny beaches of the Ecuadorian coast to the dense jungles of the Amazon, Ecuador has natural wonders, rich culture, and plenty of things to keep you busy.

Cultural Things to Do In Ecuador

If you鈥檙e spending a few days in Quito, climb the towers of the La Bas铆lica del Voto Nacional and get a great view of the colonial Centro Historico. Take a trip north to the artisan markets of Otavalo and or head down to the colonial town of Cuenca where you can relax in the Cuenca Central Park under the Abd贸n Calder贸n monument.

Things to Do in Ecuador in the Amazon

The diverse landscapes of the Amazon drawn adventurers from all over the world. Visitors can fill their days hiking around the jungle, fishing for piranhas, swimming with pink dolphins, or canoeing down an Amazonian river.

Things to Do in Ecuador on the Coast

From whale watching in Puerto L贸pez to surfing on the waves of Monta帽ita the Ecuadorian coast is a unique region of the country that offers its visitors endless things to see and do. Eat civiche on the beaches of Canoa or take a cruise to the Gal谩pagos Islands where you can observe wildlife you won鈥檛 see anywhere else on earth.

Things to Do in Ecuador in the Andes

Climb the glaciers of Cotopaxi, the world鈥檚 largest active volcano, or take a dip in the hot springs of Pasochoa. Stop off in Ba帽os, known as the city of spas, where you can mountain bike to waterfalls, horseback ride to the active volcano of Tungurahua or relax in one of the town鈥檚 many thermal baths. The high peaks and gorgeous valleys offer hikers countless trails to explore and the natural wonders of the area are waiting to be explored.



Other Activity pages in Ecuador that may be of interest: Tulc谩n Activities, Tigua Activities, Puerto Ayora Activities, Peguche Activities, Ayampe Activities, Things To See and Do, Cumbay谩 Activities, Around Puerto Villamil Activities, Quilotoa Activities and Mompiche Activities.








28 Oct 2013

 
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Parque El Ejido

Parque El Ejido

On the southern edge of the Mariscal, the big, grassy Parque El Ejido is fairly empty on weekdays, but fills up at weekends with whole extended...

City Plaza
La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

Ciclopaseo

Tired of dodging cars and buses, sucking up their fumes and listening to their blaring horns? Try the Ciclopaseo, a much saner way to explore the...

Bicycling
Quito, Ecuador
Telef茅riQo

Telef茅riQo

Quito鈥檚 best-known tourist attraction offers some of the most spectacular and most easily accessible views of the city. There are 18 gondolas...

Hiking, City Park
Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Parque Calder贸n

Parque Calder贸n

Cuenca鈥檚 beautifully tended central park, Parque Calder贸n, is an attractive, expansive area of flowers and trees. The park is dominated by a...

City Plaza
Cuenca, Ecuador

El Refugio Spa

For a one-of-a-kind spa experience that won't break the bank, an afternoon at El Refugio is a must. The bohemian spa compound is nestled deep in...

Spa/Hot Springs, Activity Info.
Ba帽os, Ecuador
Calle La Ronda

Calle La Ronda

Parting from Calle Benalc谩zar, the downhill walk along Calle La Ronda is a short journey through a very significant representation of colonial...

Cultural Tour
Centro Hist贸rico, Quito, Ecuador

Plaza Foch Saturday Market

Every Saturday morning you'll be able to find an artisan market being held at Plaza Foch. Here, a modest number of artists come and set up their...

Market
La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Los Frailes

Los Frailes

Relaxing and remote, Los Frailes is widely considered one of the most spectacular beaches along the Pacific coastline, and it鈥檚 easy to see why....

Beach
Puerto L贸pez, Ecuador

Biking Dutchman Cycling Trips

Since 1991, Biking Dutchman has been offering great cycling trips all throughout Ecuador, helping travelers enjoy the beautiful surrounding...

Bicycling
Quito, Ecuador

Hiking around Cuicocha Lake

The hike around Cuicocha Lake can be completed anywhere between 3.5 and 5 hours, depending on your general level of fitness. Most people head off...

Hiking
Cuicocha Lake, Around Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador

Museo Nacional

If you only visit one museum in Ecuador, make it this one. Even if you're not an avid museum visitor, it's easy to spend an hour or two getting...

Museum
La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Museo Guayasam铆n and La Capilla del Hombre

Museo Guayasam铆n and La Capilla del Hombre

As of November 29, 2012, marking the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Capilla del Hombre, the Museo Guayasam铆n has been moved and...

Museum
Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Thermal Hot Springs

The hot springs are the main attraction at Papallacta. Just behind the Termas de Papallacta hotel and spa (which has its own, private hot...

Spa/Hot Springs
Papallacta, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Mercado Artesanal de La Mariscal

Mercado Artesanal is a small and bustling market full of artisan handiwork, which is located on Calle Reina Victoria (on the edge of La Mariscal)...

Market
La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Canopy Tour

Canopy Tour

If you like the idea of flying above and across Mindo鈥檚 cloud forest, like a modern-day Tarzan, a canopy tour is definitely for you. Canopy...

Other Activity
Mindo, Ecuador
Mapa
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