To Do in Ecuador : Culture

The large diversity this South-American country knows in its landscapes, resulted in an equally rich diversity in its cultural heritage. No matter where in Ecuador you’ll go or what you’ll do, there is always culture to explore and discover.

 

 

If you love culture, each region of Ecuador has something different for you to do.
 
In the Amazon jungle, you could visit indigenous communities.
Or if you like arts and history, Cuenca and the UNESCO city of Quito in the Andes would be interesting destinations.
 
From Quito, it’s only a 2-hour drive to the artisan handicrafts market in the highlands of Otavalo, which you don’t want to miss.
 
To say nothing of the food lovers among us, they should definitely try Ecuadorian ceviche at the beaches of the Pacific Coast.

 

 

“When the Spanish imperialists concurred Ecuador in 1531, their modern European weaponry could not compensate for their lack of knowledge of the inaccessible Amazon jungle.
 
 
They were defeated by the long-range bow and arrow shots of the indigenous warriors.
 
 
The indigenous long-haired and beardless appearance created the, still existing, myth of the Amazonas (female) warriors. 
They have still managed to maintain their cultural roots until today.”

 

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Visit an indigenous community in Amazonian jungle. Explore Ecuadorian arts and histories in the UNESCO oldtown of Quito or in Cuenca in the Andes. Visit the Otavalo artisan handicrafts Market in the highlands. Taste ceviche (traditional cuisine) at the beaches of the pacific coast.

When the Spanish imperialists concurred Ecuador in 1531, their modern European weaponry could not compensate for their lack of knowledge of the inaccessible Amazon jungle. They were defeated by the long-range bow and arrow shots of the indigenous warriors.

The indigenous long-haired and beardless appearance created the, still existing, myth of the Amazonas female warriors. They have still managed to maintain their cultural roots until today.

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Chocolate

Enjoy a wide variety of chocolate right on the farm where it was produced, while the farmer gives you a personal tour.

Quito - oud stadscentrum
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Quito

The colonial old town of Quito, in the middle of the mountains, offers great panoramic views. There is an abundance of beautiful churches.

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The Andes by Train

Sit back and enjoy the view: mountains, volcanoes and an immense variety of landscapes. The train gives you a comfortable tour.

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Culture in the Amazon

Culture in the Andes

Culture at the Pacific Coast

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