Straddling both hemispheres, Ecuador is home to miraculous diversity. Volcanoes litter the landscape, mist-cloaked rainforests cling to the mountains, pristine beaches run along the coast and mind-blowing wildlife abounds wherever you look. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in Otavalo‘s famous market or get lost in the Galápagos Islands, use our map of Ecuador below to start planning your trip.
Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, is home to a fascinating mix of colonial and modern architecture, as well as the fascinating Museo del Banco Central, which houses stunning pre-Colombian gold masks as well as cutting-edge contemporary art. The more adventurous might want to head to the Andes to climb Cotopaxi, one of the world’s highest active volcanoes, or explore Parque Nacional Yasuní, a relatively unexplored tropical rainforest, where you can encounter hundreds of kaleidoscopic birds.