7 Best Ecuador Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Ecuador

The wonderful country of Ecuador is famous for being home to the Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Island. Y’know, where those amazing turtles live!

Quito, the capital, is known for its Spanish colonial centre and is a stunning city. There’s so much colour to capture here, so you’ll want to get loads of photos for an Ecuador Instagram shot.

We’ve got you covered with the best spots to get those Instas….

1. Teleferiqo

This insane cable car is one of the highest aerial lifts in the world. The gondola lift goes from the edge of the city centre, up the east side of Pichincha Volcano and the view is to die for.

Go early morning before the clouds start rolling in and ruin your photo.


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2. Pululahua

The Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve is 17 km north from Quito and is one of only two volcanic craters in the world where people live.

If you have the time (and energy!) you can hike or horse ride the trails down into the crater itself, and spend the night in a traditional hostel among the friendly local farmers. An unforgettable experience.


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3. La Basilica De Voto Nacional

An impressive Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito. The church is technically uncompleted, and local legends say that if it is ever completed the world will end.

Stand in front of the shimmering stained glass window for a pop of colour in your Ecuador Instagram photo.


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4. Pailon del Diablo

The Paílón Del Diablo “Cauldron of the Devil” is a waterfall in the Rio Verde area, with a mystical stone staircase.

It’s one of the largest waterfalls in Ecuador and easily the most photogenic. Go for a swim in the 20m deep pool below the waterfall and admire the many orchid flowers.


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5. Cascadas De Peguche

A gushing series of waterfalls with hot springs to bathe in – what more could you ask for? The 30m high waterfall is perfect for cooling down in.

During the local festival of Inti Raymi, the Peguche waterfall is the main ceremonial area for the purification ritual.  If you’re in the region when this takes place in June, be sure to check it out.


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6. La Ronda – Quito

La Ronda is an old Inca street in Quito that has a distinctive Spanish vibe. Live folk music, street performers and pretty lanterns along the winding street add to its charm.

There’s also great local places to eat, and bohemian art galleries and boutiques to see.


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7. Parque Itchimbia

This funky grass park has incredible views of the city below, and running tracks where you’ll feel like you’re jogging on top of the earth.

Pose for an Ecuador Instagram photo on top of the Quito sign – it’s touristy but still good fun.


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Big 7 Travel Team