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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’re spending a few days in Quito, climb the towers of the La Basílica 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 Abdón Calderón 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 López to surfing on the waves of Montañita 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 Galápagos Islands where you can observe wildlife you won’t see anywhere else on earth.

Things to Do in Ecuador in the Andes

Climb the glaciers of Cotopaxi, the world’s largest active volcano, or take a dip in the hot springs of Pasochoa. Stop off in Baños, 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’s 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: Latacunga Activities, Isla de Jambeli Activities, Manta Activities, Ayangue Activities, Chimborazo Activities, Things to See and Do, Chugchilán Activities, Canoa Activities, Quito Activities and Tulcán Activities.








28 Oct 2013

 
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Centro De InterpretaciĂłn

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Aries Bike Company

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Iglesia de Santa Bárbara

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Centro HistĂłrico, Quito, Ecuador
Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

The Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno (the Museum of Modern Art), on the Plaza San Sebastián, has a permanent collection of contemporary paintings...

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Cerro Brujo

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Surfing

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Montañita Canopy

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Galapaguera De Cerro Colorado/red Hill Tortoise Breeding Center

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Horseback Riding

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Plaza del Teatro Sucre

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CochasquĂ­ Archeological Site

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