Straddling the equator,
Ecuador has territories in both the Northern and the Southern
hemispheres, and is a country with endless natural richness.
The geographic and climatic diversity of its four regions
have given rise to thousands of unique species of flora and
fauna. Ecuador is not only diverse with respect to its wildlife:
Ecuador’s major cities offer all types of services from
fine dining to lodging in the world’s most luxurious
Quito is the political heart of the nation,
Guayaquil is the country’s economic pulse, Manta is
an important port and tourist destination, and Cuenca is the
cultural center of Ecuador.
The Galapagos Islands include
13 main islands, 17 islets, and dozens of ancient rock formations. The volcanically formed islands, encompassing an area of 8,000
kilometres in all, lie roughly 1,000 kilometres off the coast
of the Ecuadorian mainland. Apart from its beautiful beaches
and unique and varied ecosystems, the Galapagos Islands are
home to towering active volcanoes that reach altitudes up
to 1,600 meters.
What you should know
All travelers must have a passport valid for at least six
months before arriving in Ecuador. They must also have a return
ticket to their country of origin or to another destination.
For additional information on entry formalities or general
information, consult with the nearest Embassy or consulate
language Spanish / Quechua
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