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  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Banos

    Neatly situated between four impressive volcanoes, Banos in Ecuador is a little town with a lot of character. The people here are known for their clear pronunciation of the Spanish language and their friendly attitudes. The town is cheerful and small and Banos hotels are neat and provide the basic necessities. Many visitors to Ecuador use Banos as a starting point for their holiday ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Quichinche

    Situated at the foot of the northern end of the spectacular Andes Mountains is the small village of Quichinche. This small, populated area is to be found in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador. The town itself is nothing to see unless you enjoy association with friendly locals - of which there are plenty. You will also get the opportunity to see somewhat rural life and the everyday application ...

  • Activities

    Mountain ClimbingEcuador offers some of the best mountain climbing adventures in the world. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, the Andes will be able to provide you with some fantastic adventures. The landscapes are marvelous. Hiking around the giant volcanoes and trekking in the footprints of the Incas is part of every must-do adventure in Ecuador.

  • Activities

    Adventure Travel

    Ecuador is a land of immense diversity and offers some amazing opportunities for adventure travel. Here you can hit dirt paths on the saddle of a mountain bike, make your way through a dense jungle with only a compass and your steely determination, or venture up the sides of ice-covered volcanoes. You can climb to the highest peaks of the Andes Mountains or go whitewater rafting down ...

  • Travel

    Tours

    If you are a tourist and don't quite know where to start, you might look up one of the many tour operators who are based in the country. These operators usually have all the right connections and can work out a good deal for a tour that is designed around your preferences and is tailor-made to suit your needs. The staff are normally friendly and helpful and the companies also usually try ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cayambe Coca Reserve

    It isn’t difficult to spot the beautiful Cayambe Peak that towers above surrounding mountains and hills at 5 790 m above sea level. This striking, often snow-capped mountain is Ecuador’s third highest and is also a dormant volcano. It has long been recognized amongst mountaineering enthusiasts as offering a spectacular climb, but is not recommended for amateurs since the strong southeastern ...

  • Protected Areas

    Illinizas Ecological Reserve

    Illinizas Ecological Reserve, also sometimes referred to as Illinizas National Park, is a 149 900ha protected area in the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha. It lies just 55km from Quito and this makes it a very popular tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful cloud forest and the Laguna Quilotoa. Those who enjoy hiking and mountain climbing should definitely head off to Illinizas ...

  • Protected Areas

    El Cajas National Park

    El Cajas National Park is 70,000 acres (29,000 ha) in size with as many as 250 lakes and ponds located within the park, making it vital water source in the region. Visitors can take advantage of a number of different fishing facilities, including fly-fishing facilities, at various lakes and ponds that are located amongst a number of striking peaks. This beautiful and varied landscape is ...

  • Activities

    Trekking

    There is often no better way to enjoy the natural beauty of a country than to go hiking or trekking. Trekking in Ecuador is a popular activity with visitors who are looking for a new way to discover this beautiful country. The country itself is too big to be easily hiked across but there are many trekking opportunities to be found in each region. Visitors can enjoy varied trekking trails and ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Canar

    Canar City is located near Azoques and is a popular destination in Ecuador due to the Ingapirca Ruins that are situated in the city. This is seen as being the most culturally and historically significant archaeological site in Ecuador. The surrounding area is breathtaking and visitors are also attracted by the cooler climate here. Canar is situated close to many interesting sights and towns, ...