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Ecuador, Andes, and Amazon

Ecuador

Ecuador, Andes, and Amazon

Despite its small size (around 110,000 square miles), Ecuador is one of the most diverse travel destinations in the world. There are an incredible array of things to do on an Ecuador tour, with sights, activities and attractions to suit just about any travel style. From the Amazon River Basin and Andes Mountains to the Galapagos Islands, the country offers a wide variety of ecosystems within its borders. Their relative proximity makes it fairly easy to see a number of Ecuador’s finest natural and historical attractions in a fairly short time. As a result, narrowing down a list of the best things to do in Ecuador is a bit of a task. 

Wildlife in Ecuador

Pink River Dolphin

The Pink River Dolphin, aka Boto, is the world’s largest fresh water dolphin. To see a bubble-gum pink dolphin as it surfaces in the black waters of the Amazon is one of the greatest pleasures in the natural world. In the black water systems, one can easily view all of the characteristics of this unique animal..

The Green Anaconda

The green anaconda is one of the world’s largest snakes. A 20-foot-long female green anaconda may weigh well over 200 pounds. These snakes are semi-aquatic, spending a great deal of time submerged in floating vegetation such as water lettuce and water hyacinths. These large constrictors are in the boa family and like all boas produce live young. Baby anacondas are almost three feet long, and their coloration is very similar to the adult coloration — dark green to almost olive background coloration with large black and yellow circular markings on the sides that alternate with dark blotches on the back.

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Our Conservation Efforts in Ecuador

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Partnering with The Nature Conservancy to Protect & Inspire

Frolic among curious wildlife in the Galapagos Islands; absorb the daily drama of life on the African Savannah; and join us in protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Our Conservation Mission

Each year, International Expeditions supports a range of initiatives both through direct donations and indirectly through the employment of indigenous naturalist guides, hospitality staff, facility owners and crew. Just by traveling with IE, you are contributing to conservation and community projects worldwide.

10 Simple Green Travel Tips

Once upon a time, responsible travel essentially boiled down to the old adage, “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.”