Ecuador Destinos en Volcanes
Gracias a los Andres, Ecuador está repleto de volcanes. Al sur de Quito se encuentra la Avenida de los Volcanes, una sección de la Carretera Panamericana alineada por una docena de volcanes. Los siguientes destinos lo posicionarán en estrecha proximidad con los volcanes de Ecuador, incluyendo Cotopaxi y Chimborazo. El paisaje volcánico puede experimentarse con caminatas y cabalgatas. Sin embargo, los destinos podrían variar en tamaño y en los servicios proporcionados.
Baños sits at the foot of the Tungurahua Volcano, an active volcano that heats the volcanic springs that bubble throughout the landscape. This volcanic landscape provides visitors with a lot to see and do.
Besides going for a dip in the region's many hot springs, you can also experience the interesting flora and fauna which inhabit the sides of the mountains. Take a hike up a winding path that brings you to some of the most impressive vistas in the area. You could also take in the view of a river and a waterfall from an exhilarating zip line tour.
Baños sits right on the edge of Sangay National Park. Besides Tungurahua Volcano, you can also see the peaks of El Altar and Sangay Volcano. They are best admired from a distance — climbing is much too tricky for casual sightseeing. Still, it’s worth a visit for the stark beauty of Ecuador’s highlands.
Latacunga puts you close by Cotopaxi Volcano — so close, in fact, that the town has had to deal with the menace of eruptions. Santísima Virgen de la Merced is the town’s patron saint, and since her arrival in the 18th century, she’s helped guard the city against earthquakes.
It’s possible to hike to the summit of Cotopaxi Volcano and see for yourself the breathtaking views from the summit. While you're in the park, you should also visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon. This lagoon’s still surface mirrors the reflection of the Cotopaxi Volcano and attracts a variety of birds.