The travel guide “Lonely Planet” and southern sky tours agree: Ecuador is rightly a top destination! “The travel guide Lonely Planet” was also for 2013 back his top travel destinations. A few reasons why Ecuador made it to 4th place, are probably gigantic mountain massif of the Andes, the Amazon basin rain forests, snow-capped volcanoes and multifaceted colonial cities, remains of the Inca civilization and the music of the Andenindianer. Who long of a trip to this fascinating country dreams can be fulfilled that dream with the help of the tour operator southern sky tours. Ecuador is the country on the equator, which was also named after the Andean country. With 15 million inhabitants, it is the smallest country in South America and is located between the countries of Colombia and Peru. Its capital, Quito is located at 2850 m altitude in the Andean Highlands. Despite its size, Ecuador is an extremely interesting and also one of the most diverse countries on the continent. Some of the travel of southern sky tours lead to the West coast of Ecuador about 1000 kilometers away, in the Pacific Ocean of the Galapagos Islands.
Nowhere else in the world there are a variety of species here. Since 1959, the island group is under nature protection and was appointed a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. The native animals, such as for example giant tortoises, penguins, iguanas and sea lions live in the wild. In addition to the Galapagos Islands is also the Avenue of the volcanoes”from Otavalo to Cuenca of one of the most famous Visitor magnets of Ecuador’s. As the name suggests, it is a 250 km-long street lined up at the numerous, mostly still active volcanoes. Ecuador’s national parks are no less worth seeing. The Cotopaxi National Park suited the Vulkan Cotopaxi 5.897 m for example for trekking tours on the second-highest mountain in Ecuador.
In the Machalilla National Park, on the other hand, you have the opportunity to snorkel on beautiful coral reefs. Humpback whales can be seen with a little luck, the here from June to mid-October to the pairing find a. More tours by southern sky tours lead to Banos, which at the foot of the volcano Tungurahua is located. This also ensures the many hot springs in the region. Also a visit to the Indian market in Otavalo, Ecuador is often part of the travel. He is one of the most beautiful and farbenprachtigsten in Ecuador. Here, you can buy traditional woven goods of the Otavalo Indians. The Otavalo Indians considered wealthy and highly regarded throughout the country. Despite their good business acumen, they have never neglected their identity as Indians. A special highlight is also the visit of the Mitad del Mundo Equator monument”in San Antonio de Pichincha. Here you have the possibility to stand again at the same time in both hemispheres. The fascination of Ecuador can be experienced on the travel of southern sky tours.