Ecuador and Galapagos Ecotourism
The eighth largest country in South America, Ecuador is bordered by Colombia to the north, by Peru to the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador’s name is derived from its location at the middle of the world – the equator. Its geography is so unique that the country is said to comprise Four World’s – Galapagos Islands, Pacific Coast, Andes, and Amazon.
The Galapagos Islands are home to a world famous national park and marine reserve. The islands’ flora and fauna were a source of inspiration to Charles Darwin in the 19th century and are a living laboratory for evolution.
Ecuador’s Pacific Coast ranges from the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean to the rolling foothills of the Andes offer towering snow-capped mountains to lush valleys. The name Amazon tends to conjure images of isolation and biodiversity, a place of legendary wildlife experiences. Of all the countries in South America, access to the Amazon is easiest and best in Ecuador.
These Four Worlds represent a variety of rich ecosystems, activities and attractions that come together in one exciting country and all Four Worlds can easily be combined in one spectacular vacation!