South America is a vast continent with heaps to offer. Choosing a single country to visit almost seems unfair to the rest of them. But, hey, we can’t go everywhere at the same time. Tough choices need to be made.
If you’re having trouble picking where to go as temperatures drop this fall, let us make a strong case for the always resplendent Ecuador. One-and-a-half million wanderlusting travelers visited last year, making the country a hot spot for savvy adventurers, and when you take a deeper look into the vastness of the relatively small nation, it’s easy to see why. This is a country teeming with volcanoes, indigenous culture, colonial architecture, pristine beaches with killer surf, and an abundance of unique wildlife. It’s an adventurer’s dream.
Here are a few of our favorite reasons to put Ecuador on your must visit list.