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Ecuador — Ecuador’s fascinating interior has long been overshadowed by the Galápagos Islands, with their attention-hogging archipelago. While package tours there threaten Darwin’s muses, the mainland has been humbly readying itself for the ball. With the revitalized colonial capital of Quito and distinctive retreats in the Amazon and the Andes, not to mention the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, it promises not to stay under the radar for long. Indeed, Ecuador is poised for its Cinderella moment.

Why Go

For the Galapagos, swimming with pink dolphins, horseback riding through the Andes, and the colonial grandeur of Quito.

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Deal Alert: Business Class to South America from $699 R/T

February 11, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

If you have always wanted to visit the colorful cities of South America but were deterred by high fares and long flight times, this deal might just the ticket. ... Read More »


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August 15, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity, but in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds ... Read More »


7 Great-Value Ecuadorian Haciendas

July 15, 2013 by Elissa Richard

Tucked high into the Ecuadorian Andes, a series of atmospheric colonial-inspired haciendas-cum-hotels unfold in dramatic valley settings, fringed by soaring ... Read More »


South America on a Shoestring: Cuenca, Ecuador

July 09, 2013 by Elissa Richard

Bigger, bustling Quito may get more of the glory, but after spending a week on the ground in both locales, it’s smaller-scale Cuenca – Ecuador’s third-largest ... Read More »


On a Budget in Ecuador: A Train Ride for the Ages

July 03, 2013 by Elissa Richard

In the Ecuadorean Andes, you'll find take-your-breath-away landscapes (quite literally sometimes, considering the high altitude of the region) in the "Avenue of ... Read More »


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