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Ecuador is one of the best places in the world for climbing and hiking trips, kayaking and scuba diving, surfing and paragliding

Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border with Brazil. The country also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 965 kilometres (600 mi) west of the mainland.In the mainland, the Galapagos Islands belong to Ecuador, lying in the 1000 kilometers to the west coast of the country. The total area of 283.6 thousand square Ecuador. km. Ecuador, which in Spanish means "equator", lies on both sides of the conventional line on the globe. One of the most unusual of the continent, in whose territory the colossal Andes mountain range with lots of sleeping and active volcanoes, exotic Amazon, with its diverse natural world and unique tribes, the extended coastline and dozens of mountain resorts, Ecuador is considered one of the best places in South America for active recreation. This historical heritage of the country is also very diverse, making it the perfect place for lovers of cultural tourism. Ecuador is one of the best places in the world for climbing and hiking trips, kayaking and scuba diving, surfing and paragliding. Excellent area for climbing and trekking is just 60 km south of Quito, in Cotopaxi National Park, where the eponymous volcano with a strikingly symmetrical conical peak rises to 5897 meters above sea level. Routes the highest category of recorded the highest peak in the country is Chimborazo (6310 m). South, in Guayaquil, you can find plenty of slopes for the simpler route, while nearby is a range of hot springs. Around Cuenca, in the nature reserve of Las Cajas, between scenic lakes and cold landscape of foothills laid excellent hiking trails. A trip to the Amazon jungle has always been among the most extreme adventures, which are only available on this planet. Tours depart from the jungle Misahuali, Coca, Baños, Dureno, Tena and Quito. Ecuador has all the natural conditions for water activities. Good beaches can be found near Atakames, San Vicente, Bahía de Caráquez, Bahía de Manta, Salinas and Playyas. In the National Park of Oriente, in the two reserves and eight protected areas, are equipped with numerous hiking trails and parking. The tributaries of the Amazon jungle in the heart of organized tours to the traditional boats and on boats. Scuba diving is possible in the coastal waters of the Galapagos Islands. The underwater world is a diverse country, contains more than 400 kinds of different fish and underwater vegetation, the most bizarre and coloring. In the capital of Ecuador, Quito, is to look at the Monastery of St. Francis, the colonial streets of La Ronda, the hill of El Panesilo, Amazonas Avenue and Museum Vivarium. Otavalo - a small town north of Quito was located is known for huge craft market. Cuenca - the third largest city in the country. Magnificent building of the cathedral, the convent buildings, museums and more river Tomebamba, the envelope of the picturesque old houses. Not far from Cuenca is a wonderful place - El Kayasy - a country of 200 lakes and lagoons, and a relic of an ancient culture - Ingapirca, traditional political and religious center Kanyaris later transformed by the Incas in ceremonial locking and military strengthening. One of the most beautiful places in Ecuador is the neighborhood of the volcano Chimborazo (altitude 6310 m). Here is the Express Metropolitan - one of the most mountainous railways in the world, which is laid by cliffs of the mountains. The train moves at a speed of 50 - 60 km / h. and rises to the top of the mountain for 8 hours. From the roof of the train, specially equipped for the trip offers a magnificent view.Translated by Google translator

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