Jungles and craters, volcanoes and beaches, and access to the incomparable Galapagos Islands. Ecuador doesn’t always feature on the backpacker’s trail, but it absolutely should.


The adventure capital of Ecuador, and a surprisingly cool place for a party, read about the ton of cool things Banos has to offer.


The go-to beach town for the passing partier, the surfing spot of Montanita has plenty to offer away from the tourist crowds.


A quiet colonial town in a country filled with quiet colonial towns, Cuenca is a beautiful reprise from life on the road.