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Tourism and Culture

(Ministry of Tourism, Ecuador)
The official web site for information on Ecuadorian tourism, this site contains a multitude of information on the culture, climate, nature, geography, and history of Ecuador.
http://cancilleria.gob.ec/ (Ministry of External Affairs, Ecuador)
This Spanish-language site contains political and immigration information, as well as links and photos.

Contains a wealth of information on tours, accommodation, and geographical information, as well as many links to businesses, government, and NGO's.
Go Ecuador's site contains a wide variety of tours, a comprehensive directory of hotels and services, as well as travel tips, and much more.
www.rutadelsol.com.ec (en español)
This is an organization dedicated to the development of sustainable tourism on the Ecuadorian coast between Salinas and Puerto Cayo.  Their site contains useful maps, weather information, as well as links to attractions and hotels along Ecuador's "Ruta del Sol".


The site provides links to the most important Ecuadorian non-governmental organizations.

The official site for the Charles Darwin Foundation, the forefront organization dedicated to the preservation of the Galapagos Islands.  Contains Galapagos photo galleries, traveler's guides, annual reports, and even a gift shop.  Also contains links to other non-governmental organizations dedicated to preserving the Galapagos Islands.

www.padrinosdelfuturo.org.ec (en español)
Padrinos (Spanish for Godparents) is dedicated to providing scholarships to children who can't afford to pay for their education.  Their site contains useful information and services, as well as articles about Ecuador.

Volunteer opportunities at La Hesperia Biological Station and links to other volunteer opportunities in Ecuador can be found here.


Other Links

Foreign Websites on Ecuador
Embajada de Ecuador en Francia   Ecuadorian Embassy in Washington
  The Charles Darwin Foundation

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Ecuadorian Highlands

The Ecuadorian Highlands (Andes Mountains) run through the middle of Ecuador from Loja province in the south to Carchi province in the north. There you can explore mountains such as Mt.Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world, Mt.Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador, and Mt.Illiniza (shown below).


Ecuadorian Amazon

The Amazon is on of the earth's richest natural resources. One fifth of all the birds and plants on Earth evolved in the Amazon Basin (Steinhart, Peter, National Wildlife Federation, Dec./Jan. 1984).

Napo River

The Coast

Along the coast you can explore Ecuador's beatiful beaches, as well as islands populated with unique wildlife, such as Isla de la Plata.

Playa de los Frailes

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands can only be described as one of the world's most extraordinary places. There are endemic species on the islands which can only be found in this part of the world.

Charles Darwin Station


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Continuing Education Center - National Polytechnic School
(Centro de Educación Continua - Escuela Politécnica Nacional)
Edificio Aulas y Relación con el Medio Externo
Av. Toledo N23-55 y Madrid (60 m al sur de la calle Madrid), Quito, Ecuador
Teléfonos: 2500068 - 2553605 ext: 201/202