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Ecuador is a tiny, amazing, Andean country (283.000 sq Km) that embraces a great diversity of habitats ranging from the Pacific coast in the west, to the cloud forest regions, to the snow capped volcanoes of the Andes, to the lowlands of the rainforest in the east. On top of this great variety of ecosystems, Ecuador offers the only natural laboratory of wildlife evolution - the Galapagos Islands.


Ecuador flora and fauna

For many ecologists, Ecuador is one of the hot spots of mega diversity in the world. Considering the size of Ecuador, this country has more species of plants and animals than any other on Earth. Here you can find more than 20,000 species of plants, 1,661 species of birds, 369 species of mammals, 409 species of reptiles, 402 species of amphibians, 1,250 species of fish and a countless number of insects.

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Time to visit Ecuador

Ecuador is crossed by the Equator and encompasses both the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe giving it a very special climate which many consider the eternal spring. You can visit Ecuador any time of the year, although it is important to know that the coast is warm and humid from January to May. In the Andes the driest season is usually from June to August, but coincidentally this period is the wettest in the rainforest.

Ecuador culture and nationalities

Besides these natural riches, Ecuador is also a multicultural country; the highest percentage of the population is mestizo (a mixture of indigenous and European) but there are many other native cultures, most of whom conserve their traditional way of life. The most remarkable of these are the Otavalos, Salasacas, Cañaris, Saraguros in the Highlands, the Chachis, Tsachilas, Awas, Afroecuadorians in the coast and the Huaorani, Cofanes, Sionas, Secoyas, Shuaras, Achuaras, Quichuas in the rainforest.

Ecuador's history and diversity make this country one of the most attractive places to visit on the planet, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Ecuador Nature Expeditions offers a variety of nature tours allowing you to experience both the natural and cultural diversity that Ecuador has to offer.

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Established departures 2018

  • Slopes of the Andes

    11 days 2018:
    October 7 to 17
    December 9 to 19

    11 days 2019:
    July 28 to August 7
    October 6 to 16
    December 8 to 18

  • Southern Endemics

    10 days 2018:
    November 25 to December 4

    10 days 2019:
    June 22 to July 1
    August 10 to 19
    November 23 to December 2

  • Galapagos Birding Tour

    8 days 2018:
    November 8 to 15

    8 days 2019:
    March 28 to April 4
    July 11 to 18
    November 7 to 14

Travel guide

Adventure lovers will be keen to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon or to climb one of the country’s volcanoes. This tiny country packs a lot of punch and this travel guide can help you make the most of your trip.

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Guillermo Gandara, / MEXICO
2016-04-05, 09:24
Servicio Excelente, Excelente trato y servicios de Ely, Jorge, Andrés y Cristina
De haberlos conocido antes habríamos hecho Galapagos con ustedes
Gracias por todo!

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador, South America

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