Ecuador and its legendary Galapagos Islands have been gradually — yet carefully — opening their doors to international travelers since this summer, when the first international flights began arriving in the country with passengers. Prudently applied protocols allow anyone who wants to travel to Ecuador to do so in an environment that’s quite safe, since the country’s most popular attractions are for small groups and individual travelers seeking direct contact with nature.
For adventurous travelers, Ecuador’s mainland is more than just the obligatory jumping-off point the country’s famed Galapagos Islands. On continental Ecuador itself, you can discover a wonderland of must-experience adventure activities and wildlife safaris, only five which we highlight here:
1. Jungle safaris in the Ecuadorian Amazon
When thinking of visiting the mighty Amazon – the world’s greatest tropical jungle on the planet – what usually comes to mind are Brazil or Peru as the places to
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