Cajas National Park Day Activity

In between our travels of the cities located in Ecuador, on a tour organized by Cotopaxi-Travel, our group stopped to take a hike through the beautiful Cajas National Park, located in the province of Azuay. Our guide, Fernando Iza, dropped us on the path, right off the highway. We slowly meandered through this highland, observing …

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Cuenca in 2 Days

After our relaxing day visiting Ingapirca, we continued travelling towards Cuenca. After dropping our things off at Nuestra Residencia, a charming and quiet hotel alongside the Tomebamba River, we headed to dinner in the city center. Here, we feasted on fresh shrimp, accompanied with rice and vegetables. The next morning, we woke early, had a …

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Day Trip at Ingapirca

If passing through, the town of Ingapirca is definitely worth exploring. I booked this day trip with Cotopaxi-Travel. Located close to Cuenca, it is possible to make this a half day trip outside of Cuenca. Possessing ancient ruins of the Incans and the indigenous Cañari peoples, it is possible to take an hour-long tour through …

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Hiking El Corazón

We began our day around 7AM, awaking for breakfast at the Andes Alpes Hostal. We packed our things and headed out around 7:30, arriving at the entrance at 8AM on the dot. We arrived at the gate even before the gatekeeper arrived there. After paying the 2$ entrance fee, we continued on, driving uphill to …

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Half Day in Ilinizas Reserve

While we only spent a couple hours exploring the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve its clear that there is so much to see here. We spent around 30 minutes hiking into the reserve. On our way in from the parking lot, our group ran into a Shaman, travelling with an Ecuadorian family. He asked Fernando Iza where …

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Day Trip in Alausí

If one has the time when visiting Ecuador, a visit to the small city of Alausí is definitely one that should be made, and organizing this day trip with Cotopaxi-Travel could not have been easier. Situated in the province of Chimborazo, this city boasts a population of 45,000. Visiting in the beginning of January, the …

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