Saraguro Nationality: A Cultural Treasure in Loja Province

Saraguro, one of the cantons of the Loja Province in Ecuador, is a land full of history, tradition, and natural beauty. Its indigenous communities have managed to preserve their culture and ancestral customs, making Saraguro a unique place in the country. The Origin of Saraguro The name Saraguro comes from the words “Sara,” which means […]

Kichwa Nationality: The Indigenous People of Ecuador’s Amazon Region

The Kichwa people are the largest indigenous group in the Ecuadorian Amazon region, with a population of around 55,000 people. They are descendants of native people who were “Quechuaised” during different historical periods, particularly during the colonial period. This introduction of Quechua resulted in the loss of the native language in many villages, and in […]

Shuar Nationality: Culture, Traditions and Way of Life

The Shuar nationality is a community that exists both in Ecuador and Peru. In Ecuador, this nationality is primarily located in the provinces of Morona Santiago, Pastaza and Zamora Chinchipe, and also in Sucumbíos and Orellana in the Amazon region, and Guayas and Esmeraldas in the Coastal region. The Shuar claim a territory of 900,688 […]

Otavalo Nationality: The Heart of Kichwa People

Otavalo, the cultural hub of Kichwa people, is known for its history, tradition, and commercial activity. The town’s cultural richness is a testament to the high levels of organisation and production of its people since the Inca and colonial times. Otavalo is an intercultural community that manifests its folklore in every corner. The inhabitants proudly […]

Tsáchila Nationality: Preserving Cultural Richness and Heritage

The Tsáchila nationality, renowned for its cultural richness, thrives in the communities of Santo Domingo canton. With their settlements spread across seven distinct communities – Poste, Peripa, Chiguilpe, Otongo Mapalí, Los Naranjos, Colorados del Búa, and Cóngoma – the Tsáchila ethnic group epitomises the vibrant cultural fabric of the region. The name Tsáchila, meaning “true […]

Unlocking the Rich Cultural Heritage of Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples

Ecuador: A Tapestry of Diversity Did you know that Ecuador boasts an astounding 14 nationalities and 18 indigenous peoples, all descendants of the original groups that have inhabited this breathtaking country? For thousands of years, the presence of these indigenous communities has indelibly shaped Ecuador’s unique pluricultural and multiethnic character, contributing to its rich tapestry […]

Darwin Island and Wolf Island

The Galapagos Islands are known as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world and Darwin and Wolf Islands are the best of the Galapagos archipelago site, one of the best places to dive and enjoy a breathtaking underwater adrenaline rush in the whole world! These islands are inhabited by a variety of marine […]


What is ayahuasca?It is a medicinal and sacred drink for a large part of the Amazonian peoples. This herbal plant has been an essential part of the life of indigenous peoples. Ayahuasca is taken in purification, learning and healing ceremonies.The word “ayahuasca” is a Quechua term composed of two names: aya, which means “corpse, dead, […]

Typical food of Ecuador (Coast and Amazonia)

Ecuador is a mega diverse and pluricultural country blessed with unique geographical conditions that give life to an extensive variety of cultures, which over the generations have transmitted a multitude of traditional dishes that today are enjoyed and are available to all lovers of good food. Since it has one of the most varied cuisines […]

Kicker Rock

It is really incredible to see a lion while it sleeps, now, you imagine it permanently, engraved on a big rock, because this is the case of the Sleeping Lion Rock that together with its exceptional landscapes make it an excellent place to enjoy the peace and harmony of it and if you want a […]