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  • 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

    El Angel Ecological Reserve

    El Angel Ecological Reserve, created in 1992, is located 170 miles north of Quito in the Province of Carchi and is made up of 15,715 hectares of land. It is in the northernmost province of Ecuador and lies 11,950 to 15,640 feet above mean sea level. Temperatures in the reserve range from 5° to 18° Celsius (41° to 64° F) during the daytime. The moorlands that you find in El Angel can only be ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cuyabeno Forest Reserve

    The Reserva de Producción de Fauna Cuyabeno, or the Cuyabeno Forest Reserve as it is known in English, is unusual in that two thirds of the year the forest is submerged in water. When it is not flooded it is made up of dry futbol fields. This unusual occurrence is due to the rainwater that flows from the many rivers down into this reserve, which acts as a lagoon and can be 20 to 30 feet ...

  • Activities

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is one of the activities in Ecuador that is not for the weak at heart. Ecuador is a popular destination for kayak and white river rafters and many adrenalin junkies flock to Ecuador for its amazing range of rivers and the different levels of difficulty that can be enjoyed here. It is known that Ecuador has the biggest concentration of rivers and streams and, due to its extremely ...

  • 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.