On the evening of Saturday, April 16th, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 earthquake (Richter scale) near the northwest coastal town of Pedernales in the state of Manabí. Hundreds of lives were lost, thousands injured and surrounding towns and cities were completely destroyed. Local and international help are on their way working hard to assist the victims and clear out the rubble.
Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism Mr. Fernando Alvarado stated “Visitors traveling to Ecuador or planning a visit to unaffected areas can feel confident that their trip will not be impacted, and can feel secure to continue with their plans to visit the country.”
Amazon Rainforest, Andes and Galápagos Islands regions were not affected by the earthquake and are fully operative in regards to touristic infrastructure and services.
Cumbre Tours, specialists in trekking and hiking in Ecuador is fully operative and welcoming guests. All mountain refuges and Natural Protected Areas in the Andes are open to visitors.
Swiss-managed and based in Quito, Cumbre Tours creates taylor-made programs in Ecuador for active travel with the best credited guides and staff.
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