With investment in capital Quito promising a new shiny airport and underground system, as well as boutique hotels and restaurants, Ecuador is pegged as a top destination for 2016. Beyond the city visitors are set to discover diverse wonders such as tropical rainforest, stunning Andean vistas, a beautiful coastline and the legendary Galapagos Islands, where abundant wildlife inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Quito Old Town seen from the roof of La Basilica Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quito, Ecuador
Rucu Pichincha Volcano trek, Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
A Pacific green turtle, on the beach, Galapagos Islands, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador