The middle of the world
According to countryaah, Ecuador, the small country in the middle of the equator, offers greater diversity than any other country in South America. The Galapagos Islands are one of our planet’s truly natural wonders. Here, everything still happens on animal terms and we humans are only temporary visitors. Here you cruise around the archipelago at a leisurely pace, enjoying nature, animals and good food. Visit Ecuador’s beautiful capital Quito, the famous Indian market in Otavalo and travel around the spectacular lake districts in the northern parts of Ecuador. In the Amazon, you live in a lodge in the middle of the rainforest and follow nature guides on excursions in the rainforest and along the river. The highlight for many is one of the world’s most famous train journeys across the Andes. Join us on a journey through time!
At an altitude of 2,800 meters surrounded by the dramatic volcanoes of the Andes lies the colonial capital of Ecuador, Quito. Modern Quito is an exciting mix of old and new, in the older parts the churches and monasteries from the time of the Spanish Empire are well worth a visit. The modern parts of the city offer a bustling life and a rich selection of shopping, restaurants and cafes.
Ecuador has some of the most ancient farms in all of South America. Several of these classic “Haciendas” are now open to guests and offer the opportunity to experience ancient Ecuador. Here they have managed the tradition and preserved the proud culture. Those who wish can ride in the mountains or why not just sit back and experience a gourmet dinner with rich wines.
The Galapagos Islands are located about 100 km out in the Pacific Ocean, in the middle of the equator, and are one of the earth’s natural wonders. The archipelago has fascinated and enchanted visitors for the past two centuries. Here, everything happens on animal terms, we humans are only temporary visitors. A cruise in the archipelago is going at a leisurely pace. During the day, beach trips are made and at night your yacht takes you to the next strawberry place. Unbeatable nature and fantastic animals combined with delicious meals.
M / Y Grace
M / Y Grace’s name refers to her former owner, Princess Grace of Monaco. The yacht was a wedding gift from Arisoteles Onassis to Prince Ranier and Princess Grace and this is also where they spent their honeymoon. Today, she is adapted to give her passengers an outstanding experience of the Galapagos Islands with a high standard and excellent service. A maximum of nine passengers per guide guarantees that everyone who sails with Grace will have a very personal experience of the islands.
M / Y Grace.
The yacht was a wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace and this is where they spent their honeymoon. Today, M / Y Grace is adapted to give its passengers an outstanding experience of the Galapagos Islands, with a high standard and excellent service. A maximum of nine passengers per guide guarantees that everyone who sails with M / Y Grace will have a very personal experience of the islands.
Short for EC by abbreviationfinder, Ecuador is located in western South America on both sides of the equator, which has given the country its name. The mainland is usually divided into three main regions. To the east, the rainforest lowland El Oriente spreads out. On the Pacific Ocean to the west is the coastal country of La Costa. In between runs the highlands of La Sierra. Out in the Pacific Ocean lies the Galápagos Islands with their unique flora and fauna.
The climate in Ecuador varies with the altitude above sea level. In the lowland El Oriente in the east, the climate is tropical with high heat and heavy rain. It can also rain a lot in the northern part of the coastal country of La Costa. Further south, the coastal land is drier, and in the far south the climate is desert-like. In the highlands, precipitation is moderate.
No – a visa is not required for Swedish citizens for up to 90 days stay. The traveler should bring a return / onward ticket.
US Dollar USD
100USD = 906.02SEC
Spanish is the official language. Quichua is the largest Native American language, in addition to which about ten other Native American languages are spoken.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis, Children who have not had or previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella should be vaccinated against these diseases. Contact your vaccination center for personal needs.