Galapagos Tour Operator, the Amazon Jungle and all the Ecuador

Visiting Ecuador is an excellent option to discover the magic of South America.

It is a beautiful country with a 270,000 square kilometer area. It is also the smallest country in the Andean Region and one of the 17 most biologically diverse nations on the planet. Ecuador is in the middle of the world and the Equator divides the country in 2 hemispheres: North and South.
It has 10 National Parks of great extension such as Cuyabeno, Yasuni, Sangay and the Galapagos National Park, which are part of the World Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO. There are also 16 ecological and geo-botanical reserves with a unique endemic flora and fauna in the world, besides 50 ecosystems which have the biggest quantity of flora and fauna per squared kilometer.

Moreover, Ecuador has incredible snowcapped mountain peaks imbedded in the ranges of the Andes that extend through the enigmatic Amazon jungle. To the west, the Galapagos Islands are the biggest natural fauna laboratory, considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This beautiful country is home of 19% of the planet’s birds, 411 species of amphibians half of which are endemic. This is why scientists and students consider this country a "unique place in the planet."

Ecuadorian culture and people are interesting, as well. On one hand Ecuador is a multicultural country because of the variety of races and the ancestral cultures as Indigenous, Black, “Cholos” and “Mestizos”, and on the other hand it is multiethnic because of the native ethnic groups with a total of 13 indigenous nationalities.
This is one of the three natural regions of which continental Ecuador is divided. It is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Highlands. The coastal region is made   of a warm climate and a wonderful landscape. Even though, there are some variations from the northern tropical forest and the southern deserted plains. This region was home of the Machalilla culture, one of the most ancient cultures that inhabited America.. The Costa Azul offers beautiful beaches with white sand and brilliant sun that invite our visitors to enjoy a pleasant climate and practice aquatic sports.
The Andes is the largest mountain range in the Americas and one of the most important in the world.  It is a huge mountain mass that runs south-north direction, through the Pacific coast, over 7,500 kilometres. The Highlands preserve the unique ecosystems of the Andean moor, summits and valleys of great beauty. All these are complemented with handicrafts, gastronomy, and other cultural expressions that have proudly survived through the years.
The Amazon Region extends on an area of 120,000 square kilometers (46,800 square miles) of exuberant vegetation, characteristic of the tropical rainforests. The Amazon ecosystem, especially the tropical rain forest, contains the richest and the most complex flora and fauna habitats of the world. The existence of a fertile flora and fauna, in addition to extraordinary variations of the macro and micro habitats are the most important characteristic in this region.
Depending on their survival needs, diverse ethnic groups have occupied this natural landscape before the colonial period. As part of this special environment, they have extracted ancestral useful knowledge of the Ecuadorian Amazon natural resources such as the ethno geobotany.

This oceanic archipelago lies roughly 1,000 Kilometers (620 miles) off the continental Ecuador. It is made of 13 big islands, 6 islands and more than 40 smaller ones of volcanic origin. This extraordinary natural laboratory is a fusion of peculiar fauna and flora species of a unique natural value in the world. In 1976, the Galapagos National Park was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and later on it was designated a World Biosphere Reserve.
Giant turtles, marine and terrestrial iguanas altogether with the small lava lizards are the most recognized families of reptiles. The Galapagos reptiles, half of the bird species, 32% of the plants, and 25% of the fish, as well as a good number of invertebrates are endemic of this natural sanctuary.

Tour Operator in Ecuador: Galapagos, the Amazon Jungle, Quito Cultural Patrimony