Just 14 miles north of Quito is the equatorial dividing line that gave Ecuador its name. As the story goes, three French astronomers first marked the line...more
The stunning Andean highlands are getting easier to access, thanks to the array of newly opened haciendas in this region. More and more of the elite of the land...more
The coast of Ecuador varies enormously along its 1,400-mile length. The northernmost "Green Province" of the Esmeraldas, where the Spanish first landed in 1526,...more
These are the largest known Incan ruins in Ecuador, and it's shocking to see an archeological site so exposed and so accessible to visitors. This is not your...more
These islands, which don't really need an introduction, were never part of the continent of South America, so their flora and fauna developed in isolation and...more
The Amazon rain forest is, of course, the world's largest remaining tropical rain forest, and Ecuador has a cherished two-percent share of it. Ecotours are...more
This charming colonial city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has many of the charms of Quito and less menace. Perhaps that's why a number of U.S. expats...more
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