Ecuador Vs Peru: Which Country is Best?

Ecuador Vs Peru: Which Country is Best?

By : gregecuador Monday, Jul 17, 2017 No Comment
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Ecuador vs Peru

 Why Ecuador? What about Peru? 

 Having traveled through several areas in both Central and South America, curiosity begs the question, why Ecuador and not Peru? Both are beautiful countries with a lot of similarities but there are plenty of differences too, especially in regards to country size and ease of travel. Let’s take a look at some comparisons.

 

Ecuador vs Peru

Similarities:

  • The primary language throughout both Ecuador and Peru is Spanish.
  • Both Peru and Ecuador are diverse in the same way when it comes to food, specializing in the cuisine of guinea pig and ceviches, but distinct in their flavors.
  • Ecuador and Peru share the same Andean mountain range and have similar length of coastline and elevation.
  • Both Ecuador and Peru boast of similar Andean cultures, with the primary native language of Quechua.

 Ecuador vs Peru

Differences:

  • Peru exceeds the size of Ecuador by nearly one million square kilometers and around twice the population.
  • Despite its size Ecuador has over 1,600 species of birds and over 4,000 varieties of wild orchid.
  • Due to Ecuador’s size, it is relatively easy to visit volcanic Andean highlands, the Amazon rainforest and the Pacific coast within the span of a day.
  • Travel in Peru takes both time and effort on roads in less than optimal condition.
  • Peru boasts of an abundance of archaeological sites.
  • Ecuador has the Galapagos Islands, home to the giant tortoise and other residents, as well as the Equator monument-literally the middle of the world.  

Ecuador vs Peru 

How do I Choose?

So, what’s the best choice? It really depends on what you are looking for. However, if you want to get jungles, mountains, beaches and culture all in one trip, Ecuador is definitely the best option. Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. With its lush coastline, beautiful colonial city of Quito, and its majestic volcanic mountain ranges; Ecuador is the South American jewel to add to your must-visit list. Due to its smaller size, travel is quicker and easier. Within ten days you can explore all of the diverse regions Ecuador has to offer.

Ecuador is the South American jewel to add to your must-visit list.

Ecuador is also the best option for a first time traveler to South America. Unlike other Central and South American countries, Ecuador does not have a large tourism infrastructure, having fewer resorts and more area to freely explore. In addition, having your own personal guide in Ecuador will truly unlock ‘an inside view’ experience. So what are you waiting for? Choose your own personalized Ecuador adventure with us today.

 

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