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Wildlife

Ecuador has a plethora of wildlife and home to many different species. Whether you are visiting Ecuador’s Amazon, the superb Galapagos Islands or its cities, Ecuador has a variety of wildlife in different terrains. Enquire with us today and let one of our South American travel experts plan an amazing fun filled holiday to Ecuador exploring the wildlife. 

For wildlife unique to Ecuador, there is no better place to go than the Galapagos Islands. These archipelago of 19 volcanic islands is ideal for essential wildlife viewing and is significant as it inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

Showcasing Ecuador’s interesting wildlife, the Galapagos Islands are located over 600 miles from the coasts of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The remote islands offer a truly unique experience like no other and is home to protected wildlife such as penguins, blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, albatross, iguanas and plenty more. Bird watchers will truly appreciate the distinct bird species, 58 which are exclusive to the island.

Ecuador has breathtaking biodiversity and visitor’s can experience the Amazon rainforest and cloud forests. The Amazon rainforest is a birdwatcher paradise, it is the habitat of an astounding 1500 plus species of bird including the hummingbird, hoatzin, toucan, macaws and lots more. Other mammals that habitat lush Amazon rainforest in Ecuador include monkeys, sloths, jaguars, pumas and others.

Reptiles can be spotted around Ecuador from iguanas, lizards to geckos and anacondas. Visitors should visit Iguana Park in Guayaquil for the biggest habitat of iguanas in one place, roaming freely in the area.

If there is just one animal you should definitely try and see on your Ecuador holiday, then it should be the renowned Andean condor. It is the national symbol of South American countries and is found soaring high in the Andean mountains.

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