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Postcard-pretty town centers, waves splashing white-sand beaches, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking Andes: a dazzling array of wonders is squeezed into compact Ecuador.

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Best Things to Do

Ecuador offers some of the most incredible outdoor experiences on earth. From the Amazon and the Andes to the Galápagos, here are the top things to do.

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Things to Know

These insider tips on health, safety and etiquette will help you make the most out of your trip to Ecuador.

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Andean peaks and rainforests are formidable obstacles to travel in Ecuador. Here's how to explore the country without breaking the bank or your spirit.

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Visa Requirements

Don't miss out on the magnificent attractions Ecuador has to offer because of a little paperwork. Here's everything you need to know about visas.

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Money and Costs

Ecuador is not a gasp-inducingly bargain destination but visiting the country can still turn into the experience of a lifetime without breaking the bank.

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Best Road Trips

Don't let Ecuador's modest size fool you – its scope of stunning landscapes makes it the perfect road trip destination. Here are five of our favorites.

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Traveling with Kids

From exploring Unesco World Heritage sites to discovering endemic wildlife, here’s our list of things to do with kids in Ecuador.

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