In addition to the land that is attached to the South American continent, Ecuador also includes the Galapagos Islands where Charles Darwin visited in the 1830s and used his experiences to formulate his famous theories on evolution. The Galapagos Islands are home to animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, such as the Galapagos tortoise, and they draw in thousands of tourists each year. Those who want to see Galapagos should book reservations well ahead of time as tours of the region fill up months to a year or more in advance.
The varied geography of Ecuador makes it a popular destination. Its territory includes parts of the Amazon rainforest and coastal lowlands important to wildlife migration. The country's tropical highlands include one of the world's tallest active volcanoes as well as Mount Chimborazo, which the farthest point from the center of the earth. Discount rates at popular hotels help make the most of a trip to this place of wondrous beauty.
Since it is situated upon the equator, Ecuador's sunrise and sunset take place each day within minutes of six o'clock. This means that visitors staying at hotels in Ecuador may not need a watch to keep track of the time. Rooms with a view of the eastern or western sky showcase this special daily wonder.
Many Ecuador hotels, including those in the national capital of Quito, showcase the region's history and culture of the ancient Incas, who once inhabited the area. Archaeological sites abound, and tourists seeking Ecuador hotel packages will find that the weather here is like a permanent spring with bountiful sunshine and comfortable temperatures year round.
To obtain the best Ecuador hotel deals for any of the major cities, plan several months or more in advance. If visiting the Galapagos Islands, seek a cheap Ecuador hotel deal on San Cristobal, which is one of the two populated islands. Due to the high demand for sightseeing tours on the Galapagos, book ahead on Expedia to get the best prices for this excursion.
Region Hotel Destinations in South America