Ecuador’s sway over travellers is legendary as first impressions lead to startling and astonishing discoveries. The culture here warmly welcomes international visitors and the Ecuadorian people are more than happy to show you their country.
Falling in love with Ecuador is easily deceptive-once you see the country you seldom shake the urge to return. Keep reading for where to go to discover the adventure, spirit, and beauty of Ecuador.
Starting today and continuing until next Monday, Happy Gringo Travel is offering a chance to see the different places around Quito for free. We are offering this promotion as part of a redesign of our website, and you should be aware that we ask that you give us permition to use videos from the trip and are comfortable travelling with others who join the fun. Keep reading for the trips and requirements for seeing the sights around the capital city.
Ecuador’s small size is juxtaposed by its astounding variety of terrain and the incredible diversity of wildlife within its borders. Along the Napo River, between Coca and the Peruvian border, is the deep jungle; one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet to go on Amazon tours in Ecuador.
In Yasuni National Park, a 3,800 square mile swath of primary forest a few hours south from Coca- there are over 500 kinds of birds, 200 different mammals, and more than 100 species of reptiles. Happy Gringo works with lodges in the area- including Sani, Napo Wildlife Center, and Sacha that offer once in a lifetime treks to see the creatures that live under the canopy. Keep reading to find out more about the wildlife that can be found in the Ecuadorian jungle.