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  • Protected Areas

    Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge

    The spectacular Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge is conveniently located just 45 minutes from the city of Quito in Ecuador. Extending across 500ha, Pasochoa encompasses rare humid Andean shrub forest around an extinct volcano crater. The main forest of Pasochoa was discovered by Dr. Fernando Ortiz back in the 1970s. Ecuador's Ministry of Agriculture allocated the area as a Protected Forest in 1982 ...

  • Protected Areas

    Llanganates National Park

    A destination filled with mystery and legend, the Llanganates National Park boasts some of the most beautiful landscape and grand biodiversity. Contributing to the sheer magnificence of this natural area in Ecuador is the tale of Atahualpa. According to local legend Rumiñahui hid the renowned treasure of Atahualpa or El Dorado in the region. This remarkable legend has resulted in many ...

  • Protected Areas

    Limoncocha Reserve

    Ecuador is certainly a land with plenty of natural abundance and variety. If you are planning a trip to the country you should make sure that your travel plans include at least one or two tours of some of the country’s great nature reserves. While most people head for the Galapagos National Park, others find that smaller reserves offer more interesting attractions. One reserve you might well ...