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Ecuador Vacations – What You Need to Know

Posted Mar 27 2013 8:47am

Ever wondered why Indians rarely go on week-long vacations?

It's because we have so many festivals every year that it's hardly a necessity to take a week off. Americans, on the other hand, don't necessarily have that many holidays, and which I discovered as soon as I started writing blogs.

It's probably also the reason why productivity and time is paramount to American businesses, and which is definitely not the case with their Indian counterparts. It has to be admitted that the former are far more productive with their time while the latter doesn't work to live but vice-versa.

Frankly, I see advantages to both approaches because it isn't easy to be both efficient and effective at your work. In being true to my roots and my nature, I prefer taking my time with things giving my best keeping "quality" in mind – no matter how long it takes.

Especially if you have the opportunity to blog for a living, which more often than not, has turned out to be a real vacation off late. Yet there's a certain joy in seeing the world for a few days, leaving behind your life that might have gotten a monotonous.

And with South America being an excellent holiday destination, it wouldn't be a bad idea to take a look at a few brochures that provide information on Ecuador vacations .

Why South America is Fast Becoming a Popular Holiday Destination

As Bill Maher once said: most people think that by traveling, they'll get laid.

While some of us have gotten lucky, others don't,but jokes aside, the least that we can expect from a vacation is a break from the daily stress that we have to live with back home.

And South America is the perfect location to have a fun-filled and relatively inexpensive vacation, no matter which country you visit. And with the culture being very outgoing and open, you can probably get lucky too.

As travelers will realize that their expenditure, no matter which country they visit, will give them real "value for money' and a long list of things to do, whether it is going on the proverbial partying spree, backpacking from city to city, wildlife expeditions or even spending time at their beautiful beaches getting a tan or even surfing.

Most of all, with safety being given importance to encourage more and more tourists, this means that traveling to Europe is not the only option for Westerners.

Amongst the countries that are in South America, there are reasons why Ecuador seems to be a popular choice, and which is what we will cover in the next section.

Ecuador Vacations – What You Need to Know

It must be pointed out that tourism is the second-largest industry in Ecuador , and which is probably why the country is known for its variety for the things that need to be done.

While one can avail of the usual partying that comes with visiting Ecuador, there are quieter pursuits for the older traveler or the introvert, which involves visiting picturesque tourist spots. Some of these include:

#1: Colonial cities such as Quito and Cuenca

#2: Volcanos in the Andes Mountains and Highlandssuch as Cotopaxi or Otavalo

#3: Tropical forests in Eastern Ecuador

#4: The Galapagos Islands

#5: Beaches such as Salinas, Atacames and Manta

In Closing

Are there any other vital activities on Ecuador vacations that might have not been mentioned here? If so, feel free to share additional information in the comments section below.

Also, you can read this article about lower stress and its impact on our body.

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