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Question : What are the best tourist destinations for an expat staycation in your City?

Answer from Cristian Umaquinga, expert in Culture

Ecuador is considered one of the smallest south American countries and thanks to its short distances is a great country to travel in short time and admire the different landscapes such the Andes, Amazon, Coast and Galapagos.

ANDEAN MOUNTAINS: Visit the volcanoes avenue to admire the magnificence of Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Antisana, Cayambe and others volcanoes including the handcrafts, animal and local markets. Another great option,hiking trips with overnights at local hostels in order to share the experience with local people.

AMAZON RAINFOREST: Unforgettable trips are offered in the lower or upper Amazon. It is up to your preferences and budget as you may find packages with all meals included, local guide, excursion in the rainforest and accomodation in a lodge.

COAST: The Coast you can take the option for visit the marvelous beaches that invite to the tourist for relaxing or practice adventure sport like Surfing, paraglading, snorkelling etc. Every summer between the months of June to October the warm waters off Ecuador’s Pacific coastline become a breeding ground for Humpback Whales. The whales travel from the furthest southern seas to congregate on Ecuador’s coastline for breeding.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: The enchanted islands, famous for its unique flora and fauna that offer unforgettable memories to any one that visit it. At this place you will find a countless trips like day´s excursions , cruises on board of economic, tourist, first and luxury boats since 4, 6, 8,10 and 15 days. Besides for the people who are scared of sea sickness "Island Hopping Trip" is another good option to visit some Islands with days trips on board of a speed boat with overnights at the hotel of the main islands.

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