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  • Protected Areas

    Chimborazo Forest Reserve

    Standing out on the Ecuadorian horizon is the massive silhouette of Chimborazo Mountain, fondly referred to as the “King of the Ecuadorian Andes”. Yes, Chimborazo is Ecuador's tallest mountain, with an impressive altitude of 6 310m. Encompassing the mountain is the Chimborazo Forest Reserve, which also extends to the province of Bolivar y Tungurahua. This reserve is an important protected ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Ambato

    The town of Ambato is the capital of the Tungurahua province and is best known for its lively festivals. It is also well known for its importance in the leather industry and the production of wine, textiles and canned fruit. It is a popular destination in Ecuador and visitors are greeted by breathtaking mountain ranges, sparkling fountains, lush gardens and comfortable accommodations. It is ...

  • Golf

    Courses

    Imagine teeing off on a green with the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Andes in the background, or better yet, a smoking volcano providing an exotic element to the game. Golf is a widely enjoyed game in Ecuador and the country does have a few great golf courses. These golf courses in Ecuador are mainly the playing fields of the affluent of the country, but that does not necessarily mean ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Azogues

    If you prefer to get away from the mainstream cities when on holiday but don’t want to leave that big-city atmosphere behind, why not give Azogues a try? Azogues is the administrative capital of the Cañar province. Situated just over 30 kilometers north of Cuenca, Azogues has the look and feel of a bigger city but without the usual tourist drive. In fact, Azogues is a major exporter of ...

  • 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, ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Pujili

    For many, no trip to any country in South America is quite complete until they have visited a traditional market where they can barter and trade to their heart’s content. Ecuador is home to a number of great indigenous markets where people from small satellite villages gather together on a regular basis to sell their crafts and trades and to purchase new supplies. Supporting such a market ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Latacunga

    Cotopaxi is one of the many provinces in Ecuador. Cotopaxi is home to Latacunga, which is the capital of the province. Latacunga is situated on a plateau, which is a piece of land that is much higher then the surrounding flat areas. It is approximately 2,850 meters or 9,055 feet above the mean sea level.

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Macara

    Macara is a spectacularly peaceful destination in Ecuador. Even though it is one of the important border crossings into Peru, it has not lost it small town charm and nostalgia. It is not really focused on the tourism industry and is therefore not a hive of activity. Macara is known for its agricultural significance in producing rice. Bus services are available to transport you to ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Loja

    The city of Loja is one of the oldest cities in Ecuador and was established in its current location on 8 December 1548. Today, its streets and architecture remind visitors of its 500 year-old past and the fact that Loja was a pioneering city. It was the first city that made use of electricity in Ecuador - something that was quite an achievement in 1897. It went on to grow as any city ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Santa Domingo Colorados

    Santo Domingo de los Colorados, or Santo Domingo Corner of the Red Ones, is one of the newer towns in Ecuador and is situated about 133 km from Quito. There are an estimated 268.075 inhabitants in Santo Domingo so it's a fairly large town situated in a mountainous area. Santo Domingo stretches south as far as the province of Rios and Cotopaxi and then west to the Emerald Provinces.