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Ecuador and Peru- Travel Destinations for Photographers


If you are searching for some exotic photographic locations, then consider visiting the travel-friendly countries of South America might meet your search. Of the many, you can think about making a trip to Ecuador and its neighboring country, Peru. Ecuador is bordered by Peru on the east and south and both the countries serve as ultimate destinations for photographers in the continent.

Many people with limited vacation time look forward to have Ecuador and Peru travel at one. If you are among them and are planning to explore the best attractions in these countries, then take a look at the following tourist locations where you can enjoy extensive photography of natural and man-made wonders:

• Ecuadorian Amazon

The eastern part of Ecuador is covered with Amazon rainforests which is home to innumerable varieties of flora and fauna. While walking across the dense jungle areas you will spot multi-hued birds and butterflies. You will frequently come across mammals like Saddle-back Tamarins, Brown Capuchins, monkeys, bears, capybaras, manatees etc.

• The Galapagos Islands.

The islands in the Galapagos archipelago are visual retreat for visitors. Islands like Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, North Seymour, Wolf & Darwin are worth-visiting. If you take a walk alongside the Gardner Bay and Tortuga Bay, you can capture the movements of shorebirds, the Galapagos turtles and other marine creatures lazing on the white-sandy beaches. In addition to this, you can experience scuba diving/snorkeling at safe sites and can have close views of wonderful sea animals like dolphins, sharks, sea lions etc.

• Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu draws the attention of countless travelers in Peru. Located 2,430 meters above the sea level, this city depicts the ruling dynasty of Inca Empire of 15th century. As you take a walk in-and-around the city, you will find some buildings representing the Inca style of architecture.

All the aforesaid places can be easily accessed via flights. If you wish to travel from the mainland of Ecuador to the Galapagos Island, then you will have to board direct flight from Quito to Baltra airport in the Galapagos. After exploring the chain of oceanic islands, you can board direct flight from Baltra to reach Cuzco, which is about 112 Kilometers away from Machu Picchu.

In order to experience best of the Galapagos and Machu Picchu tours or other places in Ecuador and Peru, you can seek assistance from tour operators. They will help you with tour packages such that you can easily explore the travel attractions in South America.

So, get in touch with the tour operators and pack your photographic equipment to have best shots at some amazing travel locations in Ecuador and Peru.