Ecuador is officially known as the Republic of Ecuador and is situated on the north eastern part of South America. Ecuador has many cities and places which are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Some of the popular ones among them are the Galapagos Islands and the city of Cuenca. Rainforests, beach towns, and national parks are some of the tourist attractions of Ecuador. Bird watching at Mindo is a call to all the bird-lovers of the world and the carnivals and festivals are a feast to the eye for the culture vultures.
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258,238 square km (99,706 square miles)
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Climate & Geography
Ecuador’s climate changes with the altitude of the location. The valleys have a moderate climate all throughout the year while the lowlands witness heavy rainfall and support dense rainforests. The coastal areas get heavy downpours.
The geography of Ecuador is divided into La Costa (coast), La Amazonia (Amazon Rainforests), and the Region Insular (Galapagos Islands). The topmost point of Mount Chimborazo is considered to be the point which is at the highest distance from the center of the earth.
The roadways, waterways, and airways are the preferred modes of travelling in Ecuador. The railways are still in the development phase and are often avoided by the tourists.
Tourist & Immigration Info
Contact the nearest Ecuadorian embassy for details on the requirements of the Ecuadorian visa.