House facades and streets in Quito, Ecuador, Ecuador
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House facades and streets in Quito, Ecuador

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Local Tip Not to miss is Nariz del Diablo, a zig zag part of the railroad where the train has to go backwards on a very narrow way along a cliff edge. Not for the faint-hearted!

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Hacienda San Agustín de Callo

Local Tip Try the delicious and rich soups that warm your body and soul, typical of the Andean highlands.

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Saruymanda Dance

Saruymanda Dance

29 Aug

Saruymanda (which means "from the footprint" in kichwa) is a Nationalist Dance Group whose show represents the traditions, customs, feelings and experiences of Ecuadorian people. Enjoy their beautiful dance show every Friday of the year. The traditions of Ecuador in a magical show of color and music under the direction of Darwin... more »

Diablos de Leyenda (Legend Devils)

Diablos de Leyenda (Legend Devils)

29 Aug

A fire show inspired on the Legend of Cantuña. A multidiscipline large format show that brings to life the pagan celebration and spirit in a universal language. It recreates the archetypical characters inspired on the genies and fauns of Greek theatre, Dante Alighieri's Inferno and the Mediterranean festive traditions. The Devils of Els... more »

Mountain Program: From Rock to Ice 2014 - FUYA FUYA 4,283 m

Mountain Program: From Rock to Ice 2014 - FUYA FUYA 4,283 m

30 Aug

The first outing of Ruta Cero's Rock to Ice Mountain Program is to the Fuya Fuya, a pretty and easy mountain, perfect for beginners to take the first step towards the Cotopaxi and the Chimborazo in December. Main attractions: Fuya Fuya mountain - Mojanda Lake - Panoramic view of the Mojanda area with its elevations and lakes - Typical... more »

Hamlet, from the Andes

Hamlet, from the Andes

31 Aug

The father's death, one of the tests life lays upon each one of us. But, what happens when death is not enough to give closure, when one is chased by ghosts that insist on not coming to terms with those that are alive? To be or not to be, that is the question. To be what, who and how. "Hamlet, from the Andes", by "Teatro de los Andes"... more »

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Hotel Finlandia

A comfortable 4-star hotel with a fabulous location in Quito's business area, minutes away from La Carolina Park and shopping malls, and with all the amenities needed for a business or leisure stay. more »

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Santa Cruz

Cruising the Pacific Ocean to reach one of the most sought after destinations in the world, the Galápagos Islands, the Santa Cruz offers a trip like no other. more »

Ecuador Photos

Crystal Palace, Itchimbía Park, Quito

Crystal Palace, Itchimbía Park, Quito

Puerto López, Manabí - by Martin Zeise

Puerto López, Manabí - by Martin Zeise

Quito - by Rinaldo Wurglitsch

Quito - by Rinaldo Wurglitsch

Galapagos Land Iguana

Galapagos Land Iguana

Bike riding in Manabi - By Minsterio de Turismo

Bike riding in Manabi - By Minsterio de Turismo

Galapagos Marine Iguana

Galapagos Marine Iguana

La Compañía Church, Quito

La Compañía Church, Quito

Ingapirca Ruins, Azuay - by Delphine Ménard

Ingapirca Ruins, Azuay - by Delphine Ménard

Galapagos Sea Lions

Galapagos Sea Lions

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