Ecuador’s attractions are unexpected and diverse, combining many of South America’s best features a buzzy colonial capital, comfortable Andean haciendas, rare biodiversity and indigenous markets and towns.

The Galapagos have long been Ecuador’s main draw, but Quito’s gleaming new airport and the arrival of some impressive eco lodges and highland haciendas suggest a country very much on the move.

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  • Capital Quito
  • Language Spanish
  • Time Difference GMT -5
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Flight Time from UK 14hrs
  • Read Plundering Paradise by Michael D’Orso
  • Listen To Pasillo
  • Eat Cuy (Guinea pig!)
  • Drink Canelazo
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