A culinary guide to Quito, Ecuador

Emerging from the shadow of its gastronomic neighbours, Ecuador shines as an exciting hub for South American cuisine, with a new generation of chefs rediscovering the country’s incredible produce.

Exploring the Galápagos Islands in the age of Covid-19

A tour of the fauna-rich islands offers a rare chance to discover the archipelago at its most abundant and serene.

Ecuador: discovering the chocolate champions

Once the world’s leading producer of cacao beans, Ecuador had become something of a backwater exporter until local companies like Pacari began pioneering a thriving chocolate industry.

Life in balance: human tales from the wild Galápagos Islands

Who lives on the Galápagos Islands? We meet the residents who have learned to coexist with the islands' rare and endangered wildlife.

Five top volcanoes to climb, from Ecuador to Iceland

When summited safely, volcanoes offer an exhilarating glimpse into the depths of the earth. Climbing these smoky summits offers a real taste of the intrepid.

How Ecuador is falling back in love with chocolate

With Ecuador hailed as the birthplace of chocolate, local producers, chefs and farmers are once again being creative with cacao.

Photo gallery: How Ecuador is falling back in love with chocolate

With Ecuador hailed as the birthplace of chocolate, local producers, chefs and farmers are once again being creative with cacao.

Ecuador: The last ice man

Apparently, there’s a mountain in front of me. Apparently, it’s called Chimborazo. And apparently, it’s Ecuador’s highest peak at 20,500ft. The summit, they say, is the closest point on Earth to the sun, thanks to the equatorial bulge, which pushes it beyond Everest

City life: Quito

With a UNESCO-listed city centre, gilded churches and vibrant cuisine, the high-altitude Ecuadorian capital is breathtaking in more ways than one

Rafting: Staying afloat in Ecuador

The seething waters of the Jondachi River can be treacherous at times — and that's half the fun

Travel video of the week: Ecuador

This week, we're off to Ecuador

Travel video of the week: Quito

This week, we're exploring the enchanting capital of Ecuador

Ecuador: The hothouse heart of the jungle

Stepping into Yasuni National Park isn't a toe-dip into wilderness. It's a full-on dive into the rainforest, where the air is heavy with the scent of wet leaves, and the darkness of night tightens around you like the coils of a python

Photo story: cacao harvesting in Ecuador

Get involved in cacao harvesting deep in the Ecuadorian jungle and meet the farming communities that live and breathe the sweet stuff.

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