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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Travel Information

  • Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador
  • Middle of the world at latitude 0 in Ecuador
  • Seals on a beach in Galapagos
  • Old town Quito main plaza
  • River Cruising in Ecuador
  • Waterfall in Ecuador

Bisected by the equator, one part lying in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern, Ecuador is a land divided into three distinct geological regions - Sierra, Oriente and Costa. These regions seem like three different planets squeezed into one tiny country. In addition, Ecuador controls the Galapagos Islands, which is even more like a distant universe.

Sierra - The Andes range runs through the centre of the country, with the highest peak towering well above 6,000m (19,685ft). The landscape is dominated by volcanoes, half of them active. Ecuador's main cities are located in the wide valley dubbed the Avenue of Volcanoes. Oriente - East of the Sierra, this area of wet lowlands is covered by dense jungle and an intricate network of rivers, all of which carry water from the Andes into the Amazon River. This region is lauded for its extreme biodiversity. Costa - Ecuador's Pacific coast is home to lush tropical forests, attractive beaches and the country's commercial capital, Guayaquil.

Galapagos Islands - Far out in the Pacific Ocean, this lost world is full of unique creatures that are not shy to show themselves to travellers. Explored by Charles Darwin in the 19th century, it is now of the world's top dream destinations.

Top Things to See & Do in Ecuador (in no particular order)



Ecuador Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Ecuador.

Learn about the history and culture of Ecuador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Ecuador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Ecuador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Ecuador tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Ecuador vacation packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 



Book your Ecuador tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Ecuador tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover,  a cruise to the Galapagos Islands, a Holiday of a Lifetime tour, a small group tour and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Ecuador.

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