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Five Fun Guides for Traveling in Ecuador

Ecuador, nestled between Columbia and Peru, is a small country with a lot to do. The jungle, the coast, the Andes, and the Galapagos Islands give way to active adventures -while Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil make for fun days exploring the culture and history of the Ecuadorian people. The weather is welcoming year round, and the ease of travel between the hot spots lends itself to taking in a lot in one trip. Keep reading for five guides to get you thinking about visiting.

4 Family Friendly Attractions in Ecuador | Happy Gringo Travel Blog

Family travel in Ecuador is the perfect time to introduce or reaffirm the joy of travel to the whole crew. Epic islands await that enchant both young and old, scentic hikes take you off-the-beaten path, seaside beaches bring respite from the modern world, and the canopy of the deep jungle is rife with creatures swinging from the branches and flying high in the sky.

Quito: 5 Things You Can do in a Day | Happy Gringo Travel Blog

Quito is a blend of the historic and the modern with heaps of things to see and do that take you out of the ordinary and into the burgeoning culture and bright history of the country and its people. The historic center is home to churches and squares built by the Spanish, the presidental palace, and pedistrian districts that were some of the first neighborhoods in the city. Elswhere in the capital there are museums boasting haunting and inspiring images, and green areas to relax between stops. Keep reading for five things you can do in a day when in town between legs of your trip.

3 books That Will Inspire You to Travel to Ecuador, Now!

Authors including Herman Melville and Ludwig Bemelmans have written about Ecuador-passionately portraying the people and the landscape in tales that weave fiction and reality into stories of adventure and intrigue. The books that follow have been chosen because they paint pictures of the Ecuadorian people, the different regions of the country, and the cultural and political landscapes that form the present day culture. While not a complete list, the titles are a starting point that will lead to new discoveries, authors, and tales of living and traveling in Ecuador. Keep reading for three books that will inspire you to travel to Ecuador and make the most out of your time in the country.

3 Awesome Lodges in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest - Happy Gringo travel blog

The cloud forest lodges of Ecuador sit in the midst of a symphony of nature. Within the lush hills and valleys of the region lie rivers and waterfalls, stunning green forests, and reserves that boast a stunning array of birds, butterflies, and fauna. Nearly 20 percent of the world’s birds are found here. In the annual Christmas Bird Count, held around the world by the Auburn Society since 1900, the area around Mindo continues to rank high on the list, with over 450 species of birds spotted in the recent year of the competition.

10 Things You Can Only do in The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have a diversity of endemic wildlife and activities that can only be seen and done within the confines of the archipelago. Galapagos tours offer opportunities for one of a kind experiences that put you in the midst of the natural world, connecting you with exotic beauty of the islands. Keep reading for ten things you can only do in the Galapagos Islands.