Ecuador

Ecuador is a compact nation with four distinct zones: Andes Mountains (with some of the most active volcanoes in the world), the Pacific Coast, Amazon Jungle and the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is bordered on the north by Colombia, the south and east by Peru and the west by the Pacific Ocean. All four zones are …

Galapagos

Buzzwords The 1859 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species made the Galapagos famous. A century later in 1959, Ecuador declared 97 percent of the Galapagos islands a national park. In 1979 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated the Galapagos Islands as a World Heritage Site, the first place on …