Ecuador is located on the northwestern shoulder of South America. Its name means equator in Spanish. The largest city is Guayaquil. Quito is the second largest and also the country’s capital. These printable travel guides are the perfect way to enjoy a walking tour through both cities.
46 imagesThe capital of Ecuador is Quito, located in the Andes at an elevation of 9,350 feet. The city was founded in 1534 after the Spanish conquered the Inca Empire. Nearly 300 years later, the Spaniards were defeated, leading to the freedom of Quito and then Ecuador. All of these milestone events and more are alive in the streets of Historic Centre. Quito is the first old town to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety.
45 imagesGuayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador. Located on the Guayas River leading to the ocean, it earned the nickname the “Pearl of the Pacific.” This travel guide highlights the majority of places to see in the Old and New Towns. Along the way you will learn its history, visit its landmarks and be entertained while strolling along its 1.5 mile boardwalk.