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ANDES TREKS  ECUADOR [TREKKING 10 NATIONAL PARKS]

Andes Treks, Ecuador

Let us help you to organize splendid treks through the world famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. In 1802, the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt called the Central Andes Valley the "Avenida de los Volcanes" or Volcano Avenue referring to volcanoes of the central and northern Ecuadorian highlands that flank the central valley.

 

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Andes Treks of Ecuador: Life music Andean music at a restaurant in Otavalo.Andean treks Ecuador: Traditional Indians of the Andes, Ecuador

Fabulous Andean music and culture.

 

ANDES TREKS THROUGH 10 NATIONAL PARKS

On an Andes Treks in Ecuador: a hike through Cajas National Park.Andean treks Ecuador: Andes Treks of Ecuador:  Many Andes parks in Ecuador are very suitable for hiking.

Almost 20% of Ecuador is protected as national park or other protected areas. Particularly Ecuador's Andean parks are suitable for trekking and day visits. Your best option to see them are during our National Parks Tours.

 

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Hercules Cluibs are commonly seen on Ecuador Andes treks.Andean treks Ecuador: Andes Trek of Ecuador: Andes forest in Ecuador.

Andean treks Ecuador: Creeks seen on Ecuador Andes Treks in Ecuador are crystal clear.

 

For getting to know the paramo, Cajas National Park is a very good choice, although other great parks include, El Angel Ecological Reserve, Cotopaxi National Park, Chimborazo wildlife Reserve, Sangay National Park, Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Cayambe Coca Reserve, etc.

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Red Angel's Trumpet is commonly seen on Ecuador Andes treks.Andean treks Ecuador: Lady Slipper encountered on Ecuador Andes Treks.Andean treks Ecuador: Paramo lake seen during Andes treks in Ecuador.

Ecuador's Andes treks through the paramos Enjoying the gorgeous mountain lakes, the gorgeous flowers, the fresh air above 3500 m, a life changing experience.

 

Andean treks Ecuador: admiring a Paramo Tulip.Andes treks Ecuador: Paramo Tulip Gentianella hircules found on an Ecuador Andes trek.

As tiny as they are, the Andes Tulips, as the locals call them - in reality they are gentians - are our favorite Andes flower.

 

Andes Treks, Ecuador: 6000+ Vecuñas roam freely at the chiborazo paramo. Andean treks Ecuador: Alpacas in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve are the domesticated form of the vicuñas.

6000+ Vecuñas roam freely at the chiborazo paramo.

Alpacas in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve are the domesticated form of the vicuñas.

 

Andes Treks, Ecuador: The Andean Fox is Ecuador's largest canine predator. Andean treks Ecuador: Andean Condors are the largest birds of South America.

The Andean Fox is Ecuador's largest canine predator.

Andean Condors are the largest birds of South America.

 

GORGEOUS WATERFALLS OF ECUADOR

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Peguche Water Fall seen on Ecuador Andes Treks.Andean treks Ecuador: Andes treks Ecuador: San Rafael Water Falls is part of an Ecuador Andes Trek in Ecuador.

Andean treks Ecuador: Ecuador Andes Treks include the San Pablo Lake.

Ecuador is a nation of great quantities of water, with splendid lakes, like Lake San Pablo, and fascinating waterfalls, such as San Rafael and Peguche Waterfalls.

 

SNOW-CAPPED VOLCANOES IN ECUADOR

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Alpacas at the Chimboraza, ecuador, are commonly seen on Ecuador Andes treks.

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Ecuador Tunguragua seen at Andes Treks in Ecuador.Andes trekking Ecuador: peak Altar Volcano.

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Cotopaxi, seen on and Andes trek in Ecuador.Andes trekking Ecuador: Chimborazo, seen on Andes treks in Ecuador.

Many of the Snow-capped volcanoes are very active, such as the Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano, the 5,230 m high Sangay, the Antisana and the Cayambe,  the latter located right on the equator. From left to right, top to bottoms: Chimborazo, Cayambe seen from the Papallacta hot springs, Tunguragua, Antisana, Cotopaxi and the Sangay.

 

Other extremely active non-snowcapped volcanoes are the Chacana, Guagua, Pichincha, Reventador, Sumaco, and Tungurahua, most of which are located in national parks.

 

Andes Treks, Ecuador: Tunguragua Andes treks EcuadorAndes trekking Ecuador: Reventator erupting.Andean treks Ecuador: Tuguragua, is Ecuador's most active volcano on the mainland

Andes treks Ecuador: Tunguragua lava flowAndean treks Ecuador: Ecuador, Andes, TunguraguaAndean treks Ecuador: Tunguragua eruption

The Tunguragua Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes on continental Ecuador. Other extremely active volcanoes include the Reventador and the Sangay.

 

Join us on our Ecuador Andes Treks

Some people like to make a trip switch backing from one destination in the Central Valley to another, while others like to do their Andes treks & trekking in Ecuador from a few centers of operation, like Quito, Otavalo and Cuenca. Whatever your prefer, we can help you plan it and arrange the logistics and accommodation. We can even arrange for bicycles if you like.

 

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