Cajas National Park
Cajas National Park lies outside of the city of Cuenca. Spend one day hiking or a whole week. The park is HUGE and offers hundreds of lakes.
View of the Cotopaxi Volcano from a hobbit home (Hostal Secret Garden)
Pailon de Diablo
The fearless stairs facing the huge waterfall in Banos de Ambato. Accessible by hike. Take the waterfall bike route from downtown Banos!
Quiolota is a gorgeous crater lake. Be fascinated by its pure blue colors. Take a hike down to the base and walk around the lake for a day, or take part in the “Quilotoa Loop,” a multi-day hike through the surrounding towns.
Escape to the coast and enjoy the beautiful small town of Canoa in the Manabi province. Canoa was hit hard by the earthquake of April 2016, and could use support to boost their tourism industry!
This off-the-beaten-path town in the jungle has a gorgeous botanic garden. The fact that the garden lies in the Amazon makes it one for the books.
Swing at the Edge of the World
The famous “swing at the edge of the world” at the Casa de Arbol that overlooks the Tungaragua Volcano in Baños de Ambato.
Zamora is located in the south of Ecuador in Podacarpus National Park. Hike and camp in cabins in this warm beautiful jungle.
Alausi, The Devils Nose Train
Take a ride through the hills on this famous historic train out of Alausi.
This view is from the Black Sheep Inn in Chucchilán, just outside of Quilotoa
Paragliding in Paute, a small town outside of Cuenca.
Mirador de Turi, Cuenca
Go out on the ledge and swing over the gorgeous city of Cuenca.
Enjoy breakfast in this amazing hostal izhcayluma in the peaceful town Vilcabamba, tucked in the mountains in the south of Ecuador.
The classic mercado in Riobamba
This hippie beach town is known for its parties, but Montanita also has a beautiful beach.
This swing on the road between Macas and Puyo gives endless gorgeous views of the jungle
Cuenca, I love you. Photo by Eduardo Merchan.
Baños de Ambato
Jump off this bridge in Banos de Ambato, the ideal adventure town on the border of the Sierra and the jungle. Photo by Eduardo Merchan
Nothing better than a fresh $1 coconut on the beach!