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Where to Go on a Family Vacation in Ecuador

by Holly Riddle

Sep 25, 2023

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Destinations / Latin America

Is Ecuador on your family travel bucket list? There’s no reason to wait until the kids have left the nest in order to visit. You can find plenty of family-friendly destinations and activities around the country.


For nature-loving families and unique experiences that you (literally) can’t find anywhere else in the world, head to the Galápagos Islands. There, not only will you be able to get up close and personal with the native flora and fauna, but your family will also enjoy water sports like snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.


If you stick to the mainland, you can enjoy the many adventures awaiting along the Pacific Coast, from the beaches and water sports to historical and cultural sites. Be sure to enjoy the agritourism found here as well, including visits to cocoa and banana plantations.


Prefer something incredibly adventurous? Head to Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest for camping, trekking, paragliding and rafting down the Amazon River.


“We invite families from around the world to embark on an extraordinary adventure in Ecuador, where nature’s wonders and cultural treasures combine to create an unforgettable vacation experience,” said Niels Olsen, minister of tourism, Ecuador. “From the enchanting Galapagos Islands to the awe-inspiring Amazon rainforest and the captivating city of Quito, Ecuador offers diverse activities that will leave lasting memories for the whole family.”


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