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 an indigenous community. 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 handicraft 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.

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.

traditional living in the jungle

meet the locals

basilica del voto nacional

la compania

visit a local community

pujili corpus cristi tradicional

ballet jacchigua semana santa

deep in the amazone jungle

production of the panama hats

traditionally handmade

alcaldia

harvested beans

traditional dish with bananas

by night

meeting the locals

delicious fresh fish

andes city

artisan handmade products

panorama

playas salinas

IN THE EVENING

artisan market

artisan market

old town

deep into the amazon

cathedral

pichincha

tours by train

artisan market

What should your cultural vacation or backpacking trip look like? 

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