There is so much to marvel at. What's more, flying longitudinally produces minimal jet lag. Nestled at the northern end of the South American continent, Ecuador is quickly reached. (The comfortable flight on Ecuador's national airline, AeroGal, is only five and a half hours from its US gateway, JFK in New York City).
Attention, frugal twosomes: Ecuador is staggeringly cheap. Even in the country's two best restaurants, Estragon and Zazu in the capital, Quito, couples can dine on many-course chef's tasting dinners with wine at a fraction of the cost such a meal would cost at home. And Ecuador's currency is none other than US dollars.
Unspoiled Ecuador's dazzling diversity makes it an inspired honeymoon choice for adventurous, inquisitive couples.
Here you will find the legendary ecosystem known as the Galapagos Islands. You will find Guayaquil, a bustling port city with verdant plazas and luscious seafood restaurants. You will find the colonial jewel box town of Cuenca and the sophisticated metropolis that is Quito.
Ecuador also harbors the green Andean highlands, filled with waterfalls, hot springs, and market towns where black-hatted Quichua Indians vend handmade leather jackets and alpaca-wool sweaters, blankets and scarves.
And if you feel like getting wet, Ecuador's Amazon rainforest tempts with eco-lodges, campfire suppers, and visits with shamans and medicine men. Ecuador has it all... including bragging rights for early-adopter tourists.City-Hopping on an Ecuador Honeymoon