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Friday, August 15, 2014

South America, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

The Republic of Ecuador is located in northwestern South America. Ecuador is still relatively unknown as a holiday in the Dutch and Belgians.
The last few years this country has not only emerged as a very special and friendly holiday also gives you a lot of attention to travelers with physical disabilities and their travel partner.

The four different zones of Ecuador.
The mainland can be divided into three zones: the Costa (coast), the Andes (plateau) and Amazon (jungle). Besides the landscape, each zone also has differences in climate, flora, fauna and composition of the population.
The Galapagos Islands with its unique nature is very famous and worth visiting.
the Costa

Galapagos Islands

The coast of Ecuador smoke is relatively flat with a few hills here and there, with a maximum height of 800m with beautiful sandy beaches.
North the coast consists of mangrove forests, tropical rain forests and sandy beaches. South forests are increasingly giving way to large plantations where bananas, sugar cane, coffee, cocoa and rice are grown.

The Andes
The Andes runs from north to south like a spine through the country. The Andes consists of two parallel to each other mountain ranges. Between the two mountain ranges runs the highlands with fertile valleys. Due to the constant climate, this was a popular area for the establishment of settlements. Quito, the capital, is situated at an altitude of about 2850m.

The Amazon
The Amazon region is located on the eastern side of the Andes. There numerous rivers flowing here. The Amazon River itself does not flow through Ecuador, or perform dozens of tributaries of the Amazon large amounts of meltwater from the Andes down. The largest rivers are the river Napo, river Tigre and river Pastaza.

The Amazon region consists mainly of tropical rainforest. Also known as the "green lung" for the world. Much of the polluted air emitted globally is purified by this rainforest.

The Galápagos Islands

This group consists of about 11 islands and many small pieces of land or rock. They are at the height of the equator at approximately 1000 km west of the coast of Ecuador. The volcanic Galapagos Islands are a paradise for nature lovers and will amaze because of its unusual beauty. Amazed The miraculous collaboration between animal and nature will impress you.

Diving in the Galapagos Islands

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