Ecuador is small country in South America. It derives its name from the fact that it lies exactly on the Equator. Ecuador neighbours Peru and Colombia, and although these two are a lot bigger in size and economic power, as a tourist destination Ecuador is their equal.

Ecuador offers beautiful old towns, such as the capital Quito, with its big and lively old town, filled with museums, churches, old mansions as well as shops and small restaurants. Then there is the highland of the Andes, with its many Indian villages with their colorful markets, that every photographer and shopper will find an absolute treat. High mountain tops and active volcanoes are never far away.

The Amazon basin with its tropical forest offers wildlife and hiking possibilities as well as the chance to get to know the habits of the Indians that live in the Amazon region. Finally you might be able to visit the Galapagos islands. These are a must to all nature lovers. They offer many animals you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Explore Ecuador and be sure to have a holiday you will never forget.