top of page

Things to do in ECUADOR

Located on the equator, Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America but captures an entire continent with the most startling contrasts of scenery, colonial architecture, colorful indigenous markets and astounding biodiversity within its four worlds: Galapagos Islands, Andes Highlands, Amazon Rainforest and Pacific Coast.


Ranked as the most "Mega Diverse" country in the world per square kilometer, Ecuador holds more bird species than any other South American country and more orchids than anywhere else on the planet. If you are looking for culture as well as nature, 27 indigenous tribes are found along its four regions


With so many options in mind, Cuenca Bestours has created a range of special itineraries to show you some of the amazing diversity that makes this such an incredible destination. 


Day tours, mini tours (2-4 days) and longer expeditions (8-14 days) are based around different themes or regions of the country.


Of course we offer personalized assistance in arranging and planning your dream Ecuadorian journey. Just click the following link and tailor-make your own itinerary!


Check out the our range of options.

General Facts


Location: South America, on the Equator

Area: 256.670 km2.

Population: 18 million citizens

Official Language: Spanish, however, most of the indigenous tribes speak Quichua. People do speak English, especially Travel Services providers.

Religion: 80% catholic

Time Zone: -5 GMT Continent; -6 GMT Galapagos

Currency: US Dollar.

ATM network in all cities, many locals accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club

Geography: It has four very different regions: Galapagos, Pacific Coast, Andes, and Amazon. It is divided into 24 provinces.

Visa: visitors can stay up to 90 days per year without a visa.

International Airports: Quito and Guayaquil

Frequent domestic flights and excellent roads.


World travel awards

We are the big winner of the 23st edition of the World Travel Awards


World's Leading Green Destination 2016
South America's Leading Green Destination 2016
World's Leading Green Destination 2015
South America's Leading Green Destination 2015
World's Leading Green Destination 2014
South America's Leading Green Destination 2014
South America's Leading Tourist Board 2014
World's Leading Green Destination 2013

Ecuador tours award
Cuenca tours award
bottom of page