Bucket List Adventures - 10 reasons to visit Ecuador

The travel experiences that are the furthest, the hardest to reach and the ones closest to your heart. These are the ones I want to add to my bucket list. 

I have done road trips around Europe and travelled to Egypt, India and Israel. But in 2010 as a 19 year old I decided to set off for a backpacking adventure to South America with Ecuador as my basecamp for my travels. I finished off with 2 months trecking through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil to finish off 6 months which was an inspiring trip.

Ecuador is a country we both hold dearly and here are 10 reasons to visit and why it could be worth adding to your Bucket List. 

  • Quito (capital) and surroundings - South America's Leading Destination 2018 by World Travel Awards and UNESCO World Heritage City

        Quito - Old Town

        Quito Tennis - New Town

        Quito - Center of the world 

        Antisana Volcano

        Traditional Ecuadorian Food - Colada Morada

        Quito - On route to Otavalo

        • Otavalo - Home of the famous Otavalo Highlands Market and makers of specialist handcrafted blankets

        • Cuenca - The true origin of Panama Hats

        • Cotopaxi - A climbers paradise - 5897m

        • Banos - known for their dramatic waterfalls and adventure sports

        • Mindo - a Cloud forest with a lot of species of birds, butterflies and orchids

         

        • Papallacta - 3300m Hotsprings on route to the Amazon jungle

        • Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle - Cuyabeno Reserve - pink dolphins, the famous anacondas, piranhas, puma, caiman and other wildlife animals

        • Ecuador Beaches - A surfer's paradise

        Ayampe - found on Airbnb

        Salinas

        Los Frailes

        • Galapagos - Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection and amazing mixture of sea and land animals

         

        Happy Travels!

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