Ecuador

Amazon Rainforest, Amazon River and Amazon Basin (South America) Editor Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:23
Sometimes simply referred to as the Amazon (or Amazonia), the Amazon Rainforest is a region in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon within their borders.

City of Quito (Ecuador)

Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.

Podocarpus and El Cóndor National Parks, Podocarpus-El Condor Biosphere Reserve and Santiago-Comaina Reserved Zone (Ecuador, Peru)

The Podocarpus and El Cóndor National Parks, Podocarpus-El Condor Biosphere Reserve and Santiago-Comaina Reserved Zone covers an area of over 2.6 million acres between southern Ecuador and northern Peru. It is considered to be one of the most important sites for biodiversity in the world.

Archipielágo de Colon (Galápagos Islands) National Park, Marine Reserve and Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador)

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km (620 mi) from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution'. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a melting pot of marine species.