Top 10 Famous Places to Visit in Ecuador

TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR BESIDES GALAPAGOS: 51 Parks & Reserves; 2 colonial towns, world's best Amazon, adventure tourism, hot baths.

Ecuador has many fabulous cultural destinations, fabulous national parks and reserves as well as adventure tourism opportunities, which can be combined into a wonderful vacation and a lifetime experience. We invite you to brows through some of the pictures below and click some of the links to get an impression of what Ecuador has to offer.


Hi, our website gives you information about the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, our Cuyabeno Lodge, and Ecuador in general. Our lodge is located on a small seasonal island in Lake Cuyabeno and thus it is in the most beautiful spot in the most beautiful Amazon reserve of all the Amazon countries. Here you find our program. Our website shows you hundreds of photos and valuable information about Cuyabeno and Ecuador. Clicking on the thumbnails opens the photos in very high resolution.


Jungle Lodge Ecuador

The 600,000+ ha Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is the only major Amazonian park in the world that can be reached over a paved road! Drive straight from capital Quito to our motorized canoes within the borders of the park, or even better, fly from Quito to Lago Agrio, where we pick you up on the airport and take you on a magnificent Amazon adventure! The Cuyabeno Lodge is Rainforest Alliance verified. The guides of our  lodge, the Cuyabeno Lodge, are famous for their knowledge about birds as well as other Amazon Jungle Animals and Amazon Rainforest Plants.





Lonely planet elected Ecuador's capital Quito number 2 in the world's 10 cities to visit in 2016: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/cities! With its many cathedrals, historical buildings and streets, it was the center of the Roman Catholic church of South America during the Colonial days, is the most beautiful colonial capital of the entire American continent!


TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Quito, Golden interior of the Compañía ChurchTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Santo Domingo Cathedral in Quito



Otavalo is the center of the famous industrious Otavalo Indians, who have developed themselves as a strong economic force, while maintaining their cultural values. Their Indian art market is famous for their beautiful artisan craft and one of the finest hand-woven fabrics and other crafts in Latin America. No-one ever leaves Otavalo without buying at least something; some people buy a lot!


TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Andean Musico group in OtovaloTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Otavalo Indian women in traditional dress



Cuenca Ecuador, the friendly colonial city in the south of the country; not as dramatic as Quito but extremely friendly and gentle and the point of departure for exploring the southern Andes of Ecuador:


TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral in CuencaTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Pumapungo Inca Ruins in Cuenca Ecuador


The Andes

The Valley of the Volcanoes is a dramatic landscape between Otavalo and Cuenca, which is bordered with famous volcanoes at both sides, like the Cayambe at the Equator, Picincha towering over capital Quito and reachable by cable cart, the Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano, throning over a national park with a herd of lamas and the world's highest mountain on earth measured from the earth's center, the Chimborazo with a vecuña reserve at its foothills. We organize great Andes Ecuador Treks:


Alpacas at the Chimboraza, ecuador, are commonly seen on Ecuador Andes treks.TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: San Rafael Waterfalls


Cajas National Park

Cajas National Park, Ecuador's paramo national park with countless crystal clear lakes:


TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Visitor Center at National Park Cajas, EcuadorTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Paramo Parks Tour Ecuador



UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ingapirca ruins of Ecuador, the mysterious Inca city of which no record exists and whose history largely remains a mystery until the present day;

TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Ecuador Chamber at the Temple of the Sun at IngapircaTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Temple of the Sun with Inca wall at Ingapirca


Galapagos National Park

The Galapagos National Park don't need further introduction! When you go to Ecuador, you have got to see the only place on earth where animals don't flee from people: the lost paradise. See Galapagos and complete your vacation with our 4 days Amazon Adventure.


TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Bartolome Island on Galapagos National ParkTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Galapagos Sea Lions


Mangrove parks

The famous Ecuadorian mangroves in Esmeraldas Province with great jungle lodge Ecuador programs:


TOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Fishermen at Mangrove, EcuadorTOP 10 FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN ECUADOR: Red Mangrove Tree, Rhyzophora mangle


This is just a selection of many tourist destinations that Ecuador has to offer. Please consult some other great pages about Ecuador's Tourist Attractions:

Newly restored Tourist Ecuador Train Network, South America's finest;

Ecuador Museums;

Ecuador Churches;

Baños, Ecuador's Adventure Activities Center;

Ingapirca, Ecuador's "Machu Picchu";

People of Ecuador.



Cuyabeno Lodge:

Shyris Park Building, Av. de los Shyris N36-188 & Av. Naciones Unidas, Office 608, 6th floor, Quito

Phone Office: (++593) (0)(2) 292 6153

Cell (mobile) phone: (++593) (0)999 80 3395

Email: info@cuyabenolodge.com.ec