Ecuador straddles the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon rainforest, Andean highlands, and the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands. Explore the indigenous markets, colonial towns, and sun-drenched beaches. This country is a mix of diverse cultures, climates and landscapes. Adding to the appeal is Ecuador’s relatively small size and its ease of travel.
A trip to the Galapagos Islands is the journey of one’s lifetime. Located 600 miles off the Pacific coastline, the Galapagos Islands are Ecuador’s most popular attraction. Pristine red- and white-sand beaches, coastlines dominated by giant mangroves, ocean waters filled with multicolored life forms and animals that behave as though man were no enemy –- all of which makes the Galapagos Islands a captivating travel experience.
Cuba, the forbidden fruit! The treasure of Cuba is its spirited people making Cuba unforgettable. Havana is the soul of the country with its bubbling activities, rumba music, Havana rum, driving classic cars and more! Be sure to include the rum and Tabaco factories in the Valley of Vinales, the Spanish colonial city of Trinidad and the beaches of Varadero.