The land of eternal summer where the Andes mountains meet tropical beaches, you can find snow-topped mountain ranges for trekking or pristine white sandy beaches to relax with a frosty beverage. Named for its position on the equator, this small country contains a  region of the Amazon, if a rain forest safari is on your menu. But also Darwin's Galapagos Islands are only a short flight away, where you can see Darwin's famous Galapagos turtles and swim with the giant marine iguanas, found nowhere else in the world. 
So, if you want to meet kind people with a rich history and see snow-capped volcanoes, green valleys, rivers, waterfalls, banana and cacao plantations, pristine beaches, the diverse natural ecosystems of both the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands in one trip, Ecuador is your destination.