Adventure tourism: Activities you must do in Ecuador

Adventure tourism: Activities you must do in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country, which with the passing of time has become a great tourist power, offering great possibilities to enjoy and vacation as a family, with your partner or alone.

It is considered the country of the 4 worlds. You might wonder why?. In Ecuador you find 4 regions: Coast, Andes, Amazon and Galapagos.

Each region has a different climate that allows you to perform different activities. That is why many tourists visit Ecuador, being able to enjoy 4 different climates in one country is fascinating.

In Ecuador you can find beaches, rivers, volcanoes, snow and the Amazon rainforest.

Below I will detail some activities you can do during your stay in Ecuador.

  • Swim with sharks in Galapagos

Galapagos was considered one of the best places in the world to practice diving by tourism promotion agency Qyer and Chinese National Geography in 2015.

If you are an inexperienced person in diving or beginner, the islet known as the Sleeping Lion, is perfect for you.  The Sleeping Lion is located near San Cristobal Island, in this sector, you can clearly see the different marine animals as: hammerhead sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, rays and shoals of different fish species.

If you dare to visit the enchanted islands during the month of May, you will be able to observe the whale sharks, which can reach a size of up to 15 meters.

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  • Climb the Cotopaxi

In the Sierra region of Ecuador there are several volcanoes, which are frequented by tourists.

One of the most visited volcanoes is the Cotopaxi. Many tourists who are looking for risk and adventure visit it in order to climb and reach the top. It is also visited by couples who simply want to take a photo where the background is the majestic Cotopaxi.

Climbing this volcano takes time and courage. It is advisable to spend a few days in Quito to adapt to the weather. Once this is done, you can hire a guide to accompany you during the tour.

Remember to take only what is necessary, thermal clothing or coat, flashlight, water, documents, and the camera, keep in mind that the less weight is better.

To reach the top, it takes 2 days. On day 1 is scaled to the refuge where you can eat, rest, besides being able to purchase handicrafts such as straw hats. 

On the second day, you leave the refuge at 03:00 AM and in about 5 hours you will reach the top. The descent is easier in about 2 to 3 hours you arrive at the refuge.

  • kayak, rafting, canyoning in the Ecuadorian Amazon

If you are one of the people that you like nature, flora and fauna, the Amazon region is ideal for you.

In the Amazon you can do various activities, such as kayaking, rafting, canyoning and other adventure sports, that is why those who love adventure and adrenaline frequently visit the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The kayak is a type of canoe where the person sits facing forward, in the direction of travel, and in the hands carries as a propelling element a shovel of two spoons.

Rafting is a sport activity in which a group of people on board a boat or inflatable raft are taken by the current of a whitewater river.

The canyoning is about the descent of waterfalls with ropes. This activity will allow you to feel the fall of water on your face and body.

This type of sports can be practiced in the Jatun Yacu River in Tena, the Napo River in the Coca and the Cuyabeno River in Lago Agrio.

The only requirements that are needed to perform these types of sports are knowing how to swim and have the desire to venture. Usually the equipment to carry out these sports is given by the agencies, remember not to wear earrings or sharp objects during practice.

Ecuador hides many incredible places, its diversity of flora and fauna, falls in love with anyone. Travel first to Ecuador and dare to explore this wonderful places where you can enjoy with your family and friends.

In addition to practicing adventure tourism, you can practice religious tourism, visit the most striking churches in the country, or practice ecotourism and reach that connection with the environment.

If you have already visited the country of the 4 worlds "Ecuador" and have practiced one of these sports, tell us your experience below in the comments

Posted on 05/14/2018 by Jean Chávez Tourism, Galápagos, Cotopaxi 0 2946

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