The dress code at CDI Hobbiton is casual with occasional events that would call for business casual attire. Interns should bring trekking shoes, beach clothes, summer clothes, and clothes for rainy weather.
Welcome in Ecuador! It is a place of spectacular diversity, having four natural geographical regions: the coast, the highlands, the jungle, and the enchanted Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is a country with endless natural richness. The geographic and climatic diversity of its four regions have given rise to thousands of unique species of flora and fauna and there are a number of different climates and microclimates throughout the country. Temperatures vary according to elevation and the location of the cities and towns. Ecologically, Ecuador is one of the richest countries on the planet.
The main tourist attractions and destinations of Ecuador are the Galapagos Islands, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi in the Andean region, the Ecuadorian Coast, Guayaquil and the Sunshine Route, the Amazon region, as well as the beautiful colonial churches of Quito and Cuenca. There are hundreds of places that will leave you in awe. Ecuador is a relatively cheap country compared to other countries in the region. Here, you will find all kinds of high quality services offered for a wide range of prices.
Quito was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978, making it one of the first. It is located in the Andes mountain range 2.800 meters above sea level and occupies a plateau of 12.000 square kilometers. The city is surrounded by the spectacular Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Antizana and Cayambe volcanoes that make up the majestic Andean contour. Its environmental temperature oscillates between 50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 25 centigrade degrees). The climatic contrasts that occur allow one to enjoy the four seasons of the year on a daily basis – as if having eternal spring.
Founded in the 16th century, the colonial center of Quito has a multitude of churches which entrances are generally free. The San Francisco Church is called to be the first church constructed by the Spaniards in South America directly after the city’s foundation in 1534. La Compañía (1605 to 1763) is considered as Quito’s most decorated and richest church. Construction of the Basilica Nacional began in the 19th century and from its steeple you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.
Other architectural highlights in Quito include:
The old town – named a cultural heritage site by UNESCO in 1978.
Central plaza with the Presidential Palace, Cathedral, and Government Palaces.
Casa de Benalcazar and Casa de Sucre – famous adobe houses with central plazas.
In addition, there are some very beautiful vantage points in Quito. The best known one is the “Panecillo”. The “Mirador del Itchimbía” is less known but just as impressive.
Visit Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism website for more information about this beautiful country.