20,000 ft volcanoes, dense rainforest, and more - all packed into a country the size of Colorado. Whether you visit to climb some of the iconic volcanoes like Chimborazo or Cotopaxi, try adventure sports in Baños, or take a more leisurely trip to explore the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador has something for everyone.

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Discover an Andean Playground at Tierra del Volcán

Tierra del Volcán, Ecuador

Hike to the Swing at the End of the World

Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

6.2 mi / 2624.7 ft gain

Backpack to El Altar

Candelária, Ecuador

8.1 mi / 4000 ft gain

Climb Volcan Antisana

28C, Ecuador

Hike around Cuicocha Lake

Vía Cotacachi - Quiroga - Cuicocha, Ecuador

6.2 mi / 1000 ft gain

Hike to the Pailon del Diablo Waterfall

Río Verde, Ecuador

2.5 mi

Camp at Laguna Quilotoa

Laguna Quilotoa Trailhead, Ecuador

1 mi / 918.6 ft gain

Hike Rucu Pinchincha

Quito, Ecuador


Climb Volcan Chimborazo

Cantón Ambato, Ecuador


Guides and stories

On the Edge of Cotopaxi at Tambopaxi Eco-lodge

Jennifer Carr

All About Ecuador

Kyle Frost

How to Plan a Trip to the Galapagos

Kyle Frost

Everest Isn't the Highest Point on Earth

Kyle Frost

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