16 Places You Have to See in Ecuador

16 Places You Have to See in Ecuador

From my section “Places you Have to See” I would like to present to you Places You Have to See in Ecuador. Ecuador is a very versatile place, no matter if you like hiking, hanging out on the beach, colonial architecure, jungle trekking, observing wildlife or traditional markets, Ecuador has it all.

This time the post will be a little different. Instead of just listing you the Places You Have to See in Ecuador I also collected the best blog posts for each place to make it easier for you to get the best and most detailed information about each place and to have all the important blog posts about Ecuador at hand in one article. In case you have already planned everything for your trip to Ecuador but you still need accommodation I also added some of the best hostels in Ecuador to the List.

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1.Quito

La Basílica de Quito

Things to do in Quito

You need some information about what to do in Quito? Check out this great Blog post on justtravelous

Are you still looking for accommodation?

These are two of the best Hostels in Quito:

Hostel Revolution

Price: Dormitory 9,45 Euro Private room 23,62

Check the current prices on Booking.com | Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor 

Huasi Lodge

Price: Dormitory 9,45 Euro Private  room 24,57 Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

2.Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi

For more information on how it is to climb the Cotopaxi Volcano, I recommend you to read this great post Cotopaxi on a budget

3.Yasuni National Park

Photo by Matt Hewitt on Flickr.com

Photo by Global Panorama on Flickr.com

4.The Cloud Forest of Mindo

Photo by Dallas Krentzel on Flickr.com

From Quito you can easily make a day trip to the cloud forest. You can either do it on your own or you can go for a private or shared Tour. Check this one on Tripadvisor

And here on southamericaliving.com is a little guide to Mindo one of the best birdwatching spots in Ecuador

5.The Galapagos Islands

Photo by Derek Keats on Flickr.com

Photo by Paul Krawczuk on Flickr.com

Exploring the Galapagos islands can be quite pricey. Therfore I recommend you to read this great post on thriftynomads.com that compares prizes and shows you how to find the cheapest option-> Galapagos Islands on the Cheap

Where to stay?

Galapagos Best Home Stay

Price: Private room 52,91  Euro

Check the current prices on  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

6.Montañita

Photo by mariaflorine on Flickr.com

How to get to Montanita and what to do there?

For detailed information on how to get there and what to do there, check out this travel guide on gobackpacking.com

Where to stay?

ChiChi Babylone Backpacker

Price: Dormitory 7,56 Euro

Check the current prices on  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Esperanto Hostel

Price: Dormitory 16,06 Euro Private room42,52 Euro

Check the current prices on  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

7.Baños

Photo by mark goble on Flickr.com

Things to do in Banos

Check out 9 Best Things to Do in Banos

Where to stay?

Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos

Price: Dormitory 8,49 Euro Private room31,18 Euro

Check the current prices on Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

8.Otavalo Market

Otavalo

Where to stay?

Hostal Curinan

Price: Private room from 22,00  Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

9.Las Peñas in Guayaquil

Photo by Dave Lonsdale on Flickr.com

How to get to Guayaquil and what else to do?

Find some detailed information on what to see and do in Guayaquil check here on gobackpacking.com

Where to stay?

Tangara Guest House

Price: Private room 34,01 Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

10.Laguna de Quilotoa

Laguna de Quilotoa

Most hostels offer a tour from Quito to Laguna de Quilotoa but there are 10 Things You Should Know Before Hiking the Quilotoa Loop

11.Mitad del Mundo/Middle of the World

 

Need some tips?

Check out 5 Tips on Visting Mitad del Mundo

12.Cuenca

Photo by Prohibido Centro Cultural on Flickr.com Photo by wogo24220 on Flickr.com

What to See and Do in Cuenca

Check out 10 Things to See and Do in Cuenca

Where to stay?

Alternative Hostels

Price: Dormitory from 8,50 Euro Private room 12,28 Euro

Check the current prices on Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Mi Casa Hostel

Price: Dormitory from 9,45 Euro Private room 17,01 Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

13.Cuicocha lake

Photo by Carine06 on Flickr.com

You need more information about the Lake of Cuicocha and how to get there?

Check out this great post on awearoundtheearth.com The Mysterious Crater Lake of Cuicocha

14.Ingapirca

Photo by Natalia Cartolini on Flickr.com

How to get there?

The ruins can be visited from Cuenca. Check out Visiting Ingapirca Ruins from Cuenca, Ecuador

15.Laguna Mojanda

Photo by Jean-François Renaud on Flickr.com

 

16.Nariz del Diablo/Devils nose train ride

You want to know more about this amazing train ride?

Check out Riding the Devil’s Nose Train in Ecuador

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