Named for the equator than runs through the country, Ecuador is a country that offers something for everyone. This begins with almost 1,000 miles of coastline with great beaches, thence to the Andes Mountains and tropical rainforests of the Amazon Basin.

It even extends out to the remote Galapagos Islands with its fantastic wildlife. In between, visitors will find large cities offering luxurious amenities as well as small native villages known for their colorful markets.

Top five places to visit.

1. Galapagos Island

2. Quito’s Historic Center

3. La Mitad del Mundo

4. Cotopaxi

5. Guayaquil