Lying at the heart of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the Cotopaxi volcano rises up from the national park, its perfectly symmetrical cone swathed in a wealth of ecosystems that host Andean condor, fox, llama and the rare spectacled bear. Highland plateaus give way to diverse flora and an icy glacial peak, creating a thrilling adventure playground for biking and trekking.
Navigate the slopes of the volcano on foot or by bike, exploring pre-Colombian ruins, glacial lakes and the striking flora and fauna of the park.
Cotopaxi, Central Highlands, Ecuador
Chilcabamba Ecolodge is a simple yet charming lodge, nestled on the edge of Cotopaxi National Park. Surrounded by volcanoes, it is the perfect place for those who love the great outdoors and want to experience a traditional slice of Ecuador.
Otavalo, Amazon, Quito, Avenue of Volcanoes, Cuenca, Guayaquil
One of the most diverse nations on the planet, tiny Ecuador not only straddles the equator but includes the mighty Andes, steamy Amazon and nine national parks. This Ecuadorian odyssey offers an amazing variety of landscapes and experiences. Enjoy the colonial charms of Quito and Cuenca, explore the rainforest, bird, and wildlife of the Amazon,...