Ecuador is the smallest of all the Andean countries, but this enchanting destination has huge appeal because of its vast historical, cultural, and natural wonders. This tiny republic, no larger than the state of Nevada, straddles two worlds–the ancient and the modern–with tantalizing remnants of past civilizations and Spanish conquests.
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” - Charles Darwin
There is so much to do and see in Ecuador. There are vibrant indigenous markets, 16th century churches, haunting Inca ruins, tropical rain forests, Andean peaks, and the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands. Trips in Ecuador are an adventure in contrasts. In the exquisitely untouched nature of the Galapagos Islands guests can sleep amongst the treetops after a day of exploring the islands' complex ecosystems. In the same trip, guests can call the Andean foothills home during a stay at a colonial-era hacienda.