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Sightseeing in Ecuador

Welcome to the land of volcanoes, exotic wildlife, the Amazon River (breeding amazing creatures) and many Game Sanctuaries!

Travel up to Quito, located 9348ft above sea level. Like most of the other main cities, it has great natural beauty, churches, monasteries and wildlife. Remember, most people suffer from altitude sickness for a few hours after arriving in Quito. It is better you rest for a couple of hours after touchdown to allow your body to get used to the altitude.If you want to see an active volcano, the Cotopaxi is famous.

The Galapagos Islands is famous for its unique wildlife. It is said that 50% of its wildlife does not exist anywhere else in the world! Giant tortoises, lizards and iguanas will fascinate you and make wonderful photographs for your albums! The Amazon is not exactly a friendly river, in the sense that it is crowded with overgrowth and undergrowth, but there are places where one can take boat rides and marvels at its teeming life.

Otavala (60miles/5km from Quito) is where the traditional handicrafts are made. Saturdays is when you can buy whatever suits your fancy from the Indian market. If you are an outdoors person, trekking around the volcanoes, walking and climbing in the National Parks are options you may like to choose. Visitors are however warned that a few robberies have taken place lately and it is safer to take a mountain guide along on climbing trips.

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