Things to do in Ecuador

What are the popular things to do in Ecuador? Our destination experts share an overview on the top highlights, attractions and activities.

1. Snorkeling in Isla Isabela

Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Archipelago is an absolute paradise for snorkeling enthusiasts. Explore the lava channels of Cape Rosa and the surrounding islands of Tintoreras that invite you to literally dive into the marine flora and fauna!

2. Wildlife experiences in San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal is the oldest island in the Galapagos Archipelago. Once the famed home of Charles Darwin, the island offers plenty of opportunity to admire sharks, dolphins, iguanas, sea lions and several other species of animals.

3. Charles Darwin research stationGiant Tortoises of Galapagos

The Charles Darwin research station on Isla Santa Cruz is an intrinsic part of a Galapagos tour. Meet the Giant Tortoises of Galapagos and discover an incredible underwater world on a snorkeling excursion.

4. Quito and the ‘Center of the World’

The quaint old town of Quito invites you to stroll along the charming streets and winding alleyways. Not far from this UNESCO World Heritage site lies the ‘center of the world’ – the geographic center of the earth.

5. An active volcano in Cotopaxi

At an altitude of 6000 meters, the Cotopaxi volcano is one the highest located active volcanoes in the world. The road that leads up to the volcano is one of the most picturesque in all of Ecuador.

Top things to do in Ecuador

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