Central Andes Things to See and Do
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A beautiful waterfall about one kilometer (0.6 mi) off the main road from BaÃ±os to Puyo, El PailÃ³n del Diablo (the Devil's Cauldron) is well...
Around BaÃ±os, BaÃ±os, Ecuador
For a one-of-a-kind spa experience that won't break the bank, an afternoon at El Refugio is a must. The bohemian spa compound is nestled deep in...
Spa/Hot Springs, Activity Info.
Near Riobamba, you can ride horses through the Chimborazo highlands, rounding the magnificent volcano, and crossing into the national reserve,...
Riobamba's original cathedral was destroyed in an earthquake that leveled the majority of the city in 1797. Elements of the baroque-style faÃ§ade...
Volcan Tungurahua (5,023 m / 16,479 ft), situated in the Sangay Nacional Park, is one of Ecuadorâ€™s most active volcanoes. Tungurahua, which means...
La Virgen de la Merced is a pretty white and red church on the corner of Eugenio Espejo and Guayaquil streets, across from the Riobamba food...
Head on out for a high altitude horse back adventure across the ruggedly beautiful Chimborazo highlands, known only to herds of wild Llamas and...
The twin peaks of Iliniza Norte (elevation: 5,126 m, 16,817 ft) and Sur (elevation: 5,248 m, 17,220 ft) are in sharp contrast to the PÃ¡ramo 55 km...
Hiking, National Park
Sincholagua is an inactive volcano located 45 km (28 miles) southeast of Quito and about 15 km (9 miles) northeast of...
Hiking, National Park
While not quite as scary as a real bungee jump, puenting (swing jumping), which is similar to bungee jumping but with fewer bounces,...
The Quilotoa region presents some of the best hiking in Ecuador, from traversing deep rugged canyons, volcanic crater lakes and cloud...
The landscape around ChugchilÃ¡n is fascinatingly diverse, and great for exploring by horse. The relatively small region is home to the Paramo...
For the more athletic travelers, there is the option to rent bicycles and ride 60 kilometers (37.3 mi) from BaÃ±os to Puyo in a single day. While...
Ecuador is a fantastic country for birdwatching. There are over 50 different types of hummingbirds in the country, and some of them can even be seen...
Parque Sucre was created in the Plaza de Santo Domingo to honor a hero of the Ecuadorian fight for independence, Antonio JosÃ© de Sucre. The...
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