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Ecuador – Rich in Natural Heritage and Beauty

Ecuador, which lies in the centre of the world, is one of the smallest countries in South America. It is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites and its amazing landscape including thick forests, pacific coast, glaciated volcanoes etc is truly incredible.

Human civilization was in existence in Ecuador from times unknown. The country derives it names from its proximity to Equator. Its history is marked with numerous wars and it was under the Spanish Empire for long and got its independence in 1822. Few decades of war with Peru over Amazon basin and military regime dominated Ecuador in the late 20th century. Democracy finally was achieved in 1979.

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The capital city, Quito, is home to some amazing colonial architecture. Its landscape ranging from spectacular valleys to volcanic peaks is simply astonishing. Colonial Quito, in the centre of the city, is one the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visitors can have glimpse of splendid architecture at Plaza de la Independencia and Plaza de San Francisco and also have an insight into the historical Ecuador at Museo de Banco Central and Museo de la Ciudad. One of the most attractive places of not only Ecuador but in the whole world is Mitad del Mundo where Equator actually lies. Very close to Quito is this amazing site where a yellow line divides northern and southern hemisphere and is one of the must visit places when in Ecuador.

Undoubtedly the most beautiful city of Ecuador is Cuenca and is truly a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its European style architecture, parks, monuments and the entire atmosphere is very adorable. One of the biggest museums in Ecuador is Museo Pumapungo, where one can have an insight into culture and history of the country. Visitors can view some astonishing architecture at Catedral de la Inmaculata. Lovely and colorful parks at Parque Calderón attract many visitors as well.

Amazing water front at Malecon 2000, Guayaquil is a must visit when in Ecuador. The Iguana Park is the most visited park where the giant, 4 to 5 feet measuring Iguanas are the major attraction. The beautiful church, Iglesia de San Antonio, especially in night with illuminating lights in Riobamba will be long cherished. To watch some amazing landscape and views, one must visit Latacunga.

Getting Around:
Ecuador is well connected by rail and road. Quito has international airport and getting around is aided by cars, buses and also by troles. Cuenca is domestically well connected by air and bus. A well informed guide can be of great use to explore the country.

Places of Entertainment:
The landscape of Ecuador aids in active holiday with options of trekking, hiking etc. Rail ride in the steep Devil’s Nose in Riobamba is very adventurous and fun filled. Shopping at the big staircase in Otavalo renders a unique experience. The numerous restaurants offer native dishes as well as many cuisines like Colombian etc. One must try the native icecream, Helado de Paila, when in Ecuador.

Visitors can choose from bed and breakfast rooms, budget hotels, guest houses, youth hostels and luxury hotels. Spanish is the official language while English is also widely spoken.

U.S Dollar is the official currency of Ecuador and one can check out internet and news for latest currency exchange rates.

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