1 April 2010
Visiting Ecuador is "perfect" for those who are looking for the best holiday options in South America.This is the opinion of Simon Worth, writing for the Daily Mail, who said the country is often overlooked in favour of the neighbouring Galapagos Islands.
While he admitted the archipelago is "a wildlife wonderland", Mr Worth added that Ecuador offers its own cultural and historic charms.
"There's no need to leave South America to the backpackers," he commented. "Ecuador gives you the chance to experience this magical continent in miniature."
Attractions include any one of the number of volcanoes spread across the nation, the journalist said, although he described the active Tungurahua as the most notable.
Individuals were also advised to journey through Ecuador's markets, which offer a range of foods and textiles at a throng of stalls.
According to Lonely Planet, the country is great for "adrenaline junkies" with mountaineering and trekking activities readily available.
Posted by Francis Finch"