The Best Things to Do in Ecuador

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Ecuador

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Popular things to do in Ecuador

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Nature / Park
Charles Darwin Research Station Puerto Ayora
3.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay Santa Cruz
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve Puerto Ayora
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Geologic Formation
Las Grietas Puerto Ayora
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas. Plan how to spend your time in Ecuador and other destinations in Ecuador using our Ecuador trip planner.

Nature in Ecuador

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Water Body
Laguna Quilotoa Cotopaxi Province
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
El Cajas National Park Cuenca
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Volcano
Sierra Negra Isabela
4.3
Duration: 6 hours
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Island
North Seymour Island Baltra
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Ecuador

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History Museum
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila Quito
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Beach
Playa de los Alemanes Puerto Ayora
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
El Garrapatero Puerto Ayora
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
La Loberia San Cristobal
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ecuador

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Natural History Museum
Interpretation Center Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Galapagos Natural Life - Day Tours Galapagos Islands
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Cuyabeno Reserve Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
Cerro Tijeretas Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Wildlife in Ecuador

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Puerto Ayora
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Fishing Charter / Tour
Rosa Blanca San Cristobal
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Fishing Charter / Tour
Ecuagringo Fishing San Cristobal
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Planet Ocean Dive Center San Cristobal
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Ecuador

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Nature / Park
Concha de Perla Puerto Villamil
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nature / Park
Cormorant Point Floreana
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado San Cristobal
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature / Park
Prince Phillip's Steps Genovesa
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Parasailing / Paragliding
KAJOL LAVAN TRAVEL Banos
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Aningatravel Banos
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Historical Tour
Guayaquil A Guided Visit Guayaquil
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Taxi / Shuttle
Servi Taxi Banos Banos
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

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Places to visit in Ecuador

Puerto Ayora Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Nature / Park, Geologic Formation Quito Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Religious Site, History Museum Puerto Villamil Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Nature / Park, Island Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Landmark, Scuba / Snorkeling Cuenca Trip planner BEST FOR: National Park, Church, Specialty Museum