WHAT IS SPECIAL IN ECUADOR?
Andinism mountain hiking
The equatorial position allows snow-free height hikes up to almost 5000 m. Summit ascents and glacier hikes even up to 6310 m on the Chimborazo. The extreme heights of the Ecuadorian Andes require adequate acclimatization.
Diving in the Galapagos: In fact, the islands are extremely rich in fish and stand in the international comparison with a sensational presence of large fish. Stars of the underwater world are the big schools of hammerhead sharks and Galapagos sharks. In addition, you regularly see white tip sharks and silk sharks. In the fall, whale sharks meet regularly in Galapagos.
Within Latin America, Ecuador has the highest proportion of Indigenous people besides Bolivia and Guatemala. The cultural heritage of ten indigenous ethnic groups and the Afro-Ecuadorian population is maintained in parts until today and can be experienced directly by travelers.
The spectacular geography of the country, which has already inspired Alexander von Humboldt, embeds such a huge biodiversity in flora and fauna that Ecuador is one of the world’s best regions for nature tourism. The most important natural areas are the rainforests such as the National Park Yasuni and the Fauna Reserve of Cuyabeno, the mountain cloud forests like Mindo Nambillo, the Paramo landscapes Chimborazo and Cotopaxi and of course the unique Galapagos Islands.
While in the highlands of Ecuador a kind of simple high Spanish is spoken, in particular Quito and Cuenca, with the drawbacks also the travel magnets Baños and Otavalo, have become international destinations for language students.
Mo. – Fr. 8:30 till 13:30
Mo. – Fr. 14:00 till 18:00
Sa. 9:00 till 12:00