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Ecuador - The Land of Eternal Spring

Ecuador, the smallest of the countries in the Andean region, has everything a tourist dreams of. The country is densely packed with exciting adventures. Ecuador which is named after the equator is a good starting point for a tour in South America. The country is bordered by Colombia to the north and Peru to the south and the coast overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Geographically, Ecuador is divided into three main regions: La Costa (coast), La Sierra (plateau) and El Oriente (jungle). In Ecuador you will experience some of the largest volcanoes in the Andes, go exploring in lush jungle deep into the Amazonian rain forests, sunbath on the Pacific beaches, cruise among the Galapagos Islands, and visit the colorful Indian markets in Otavalo highlands .

To the colorful Indian markets come Indians to sell their crafts, local art and clothing. The higland villages lie between tall, beautiful mountains with both active and dead volcanoes. Cotopaxi National Park with its ice-covered volcano at 5.897 meters, is the world 's highest active volcano, and has had more than 50 eruptions since 1738 .

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, the second largest national park and reserve in Ecuador, is home to more than 500 bird species and 15 species of monkeys, and a lot of other animals, snakes and insects.

Animals and birds have for thousands of years swum or flown to the isolated volcanic islands, Galapagos, far out in the Pacific, and they have historically adapted to the islands' living conditions and developed into special species not found elsewhere in the world. The legendary Galapagos Islands is best experienced on a ship that brings you out to the small volcanic islands, close seals, sea lions, pelicans, havleguaner, penguins and the famous Galapagos tortoises.

The population of Ecuador is friendly and attentive. Politically, the country is among the most stable on the continent. However, one should protect themselves with common sense as any other place in the world. Ecuador is one of the poorest countries in South America. Traditional farming is the country's main source of income, followed by oil exports.

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Galapagos First (former Flash Travel)                     Ecuador and Peru

Ecuador Luxury Eco Tours by Galapagos First (former Flash Travel). Ecuador and Peru, first ECO destination manager for luxury special interest guided tours and ECO travel. Our tours are ecologically tailor-made, managed and operated solely by us so we can guarantee you a first class visit to Galapagos and Machu Picchu.

Follow the routes of the legendary Explorers of the colonial times: Humboldt, Whimper, La Condamine, Bompland y Darwin. Step on the Inca Road. Ask for our exclusive genuine kosher service

Former FlashTravel evolves into Galapagosfirst.com as Ecuador first ECO destination manager for guided tours and travel offering company managed/operated, first world style ecological Holiday packages for Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Cultural Heritage, Natural History and Birdwatching.

We offer accommodations at Andean Haciendas, gastronomic experiences and personalized services. We have Exclusive access to fascinating places where you can experience pristine nature and once in a lifetime sights. Featuring:  Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, all National Parks, Tropical Forest and many Indian Villages.

We are one of the first ECO specialists featuring Galapagos Hotels, short tours, daily diving and select cruises all on one website, facilitating all travellers’ searches. Tailor-make customized itineraries available within 24 hours. The only Tour Operator with Exclusive KOSHER service in Ecuador. You can add a day on the “Tren Crucero” to flavour you stay.

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