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.

Hacienda Chorlavi outside of town of Ibarra, North of Quito, Ecuador

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

Beach with small waves and an island on the horizon, Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galapagos Archipelago
Galapagos penguin feeding underwater on small baitfish in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador
Amazon Rainforest Canopy Walk at Sacha Lodge, Coca, Ecuador

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