The two worlds seem to meet in Ecuador or the city on the Equator. Ecuador Sightseeing therefore has the flavor and color of both the worlds in its architecture, its ecology, history and culture. Following are the most revered Sightseeing spots in Ecuador:
- The world famous market place in Otavalo is a heaven for textiles and fabrics which are available at low prices. The nearby villages like the Peguche, San Jose de la Bolsa, Selva Alegra are the centers which expertise in the above.
- Otavalo is also known for its harvest or thanks giving festival called the Fiesta de Yamor. This festival dates back to the Inca civilization.
- San Pablo, Majonda and Yahuarcocha lakes and specifically the lake formed by the crater of Cotachachi volcano, also known as the lake of the gods.
- Cotacachi or Cayapas ecological reserve.
Avenue of the Volcanoes is a valley 325 kilometers long, situated between the Cordilla ranges. This snow-capped beauty presents a spectral aura against the green equatorial lushness.
Chimborazo means the 'mountain of snow'. The mountain was considered to be the highest in the world until Mount Everest was discovered.
Cotopaxi National Park: The areas surrounding the giant ecstasy of the highest active volcano Cotopaxi has been turned into a National Park which inhabits rare plants and animals like the wild horse, the llama etc. Some of the other Ecuador volcanoes are Guagua Pichincha, Tungurahua, Reventador and Sangay.
Ecuador Amazon is also known as the 'Oriente' and is hot and wet all the year round.The average temperature is 30 degrees. The sightseeing spots in The Amazon region are the Cuyabano Wildlife reserve in the province of Sucumbios, Sumaco volcano and Jatun Sacha which is a rain forest reserve in the Napo province, Omaere which is an ethnobotanical park in the province of Pastaza.
San Vicente volcano is also known as the Chichontepec and has not erupted in historic times.
Canoa beach area
The Los Frailes beach which is one among the most popular beaches in the world.
Beach town of Atacames
If you are tired of these sightseeing trips and want to rest, Hosteria San Jorge is the best place .It is the only mountain resort with a huge natural preserve, encouraging ecotourism and conservation in Ecuador.