The Best Hikes near Guayaquil

Cindy Baker at El Cajas National Park
El Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorEl Cajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorAlthough the air is a little thin at a maximum altitude of just over 4000 metres, the hiking in this national park was amazing. Breathtaking hiking...El Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorEl Cajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorAmazing place for hiking. This is the view near the peak at (4200 metres), where the landscape gets a little lunar. #hikingEl Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorEl Cajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorAt a peak altitude of 4400 metres, both the scenery and the altitude in El Cajas National Park will leave you breathless. #blueEl Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorEl Cajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorA UNESCO National Heritage Site, Cajas is so unbelievably beautiful. I definitely recommend starting your hike at Camino de Garcia Moreno.Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, EcuadorQuilotoaCotopaxi, EcuadorThis 3 km wide caldera was formed by a collapsed volcano. The water inside the crater changes color like a mood ring, from hues to deep blue to...El Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorWhen trekking to El Altar, we hiked through a valley surrounded by massive peaks. Here Amanda is walking past Cerro Negro. #hiking #outdoorsEl Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorThe Yellow Lagoon of the extinct Altar Volcano took us 2 days to reach. #hiking #outdoorsEl Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorOn the second day of hiking we reacted our destination, El Altar and it's Yellow Lagoon. As the clouds move across the sky, allowing rays of light...El Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorHigh in the Andes of Ecuador we passed these snowcapped peaks on our way to El Altar volcano. The snow melt creates waterfalls that pour off the...El Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorOn the second day of hiking we left the hut to follow the river up to the laguna of El Altar, an ancient extinct volcano in Ecuador's Andes region....El Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorAntonio soaking in the views of the valley from above. This was a great place to stop and have lunch. #hikingEl Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorFrom the 5,000+ meter peaks of El Altar, snow melts and makes it's way down the valley forming this stream. #hiking #mountains #trekking #outdoors...El Altar, Chimborazo, EcuadorEl AltarChimborazo, EcuadorSometimes you have to take a difficult path to reach the end of the rainbow. After 6 hours of trekking in calf deep mud we we caught sight of El...Cajas National Park, Azuay, EcuadorCajas National ParkAzuay, EcuadorThis is my favorite hike I've done in Ecuador! Cajas is a beautiful place. We did the Garcia Moreno trail without a guide. Just pay close attention...Pailon del Diablo, Baños, EcuadorPailon del DiabloBaños, Ecuador#TroveOn After hiking to the top of the falls for an awesome view of the stone staircase, the downhill walk to the bridge is a breeze. This spot...Geotours, Baños, EcuadorGeotoursBaños, EcuadorAddicted to adventure travel? Get thyself to Baños, Ecuador! As South America's capital of budget adrenaline activities, you'll find everything...Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, EcuadorLaguna QuilotoaCotopaxi, EcuadorI think a visit to Laguna Quilotoa is a must-do in Ecuador. You can do the trip in one day-take a bus to Quilotoa early in the morning. When you...Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, EcuadorQuilotoaCotopaxi, EcuadorWe descended into the emerald blue waters of this active volcano at 4000m. It's so quiet that you can hear the bubbles coming up from the bottom of...Ingapirca, EcuadorIngapircaEcuadorThe Inca stone man on the hike around the areaCotopaxi National Park, Ecuador, Cotopaxi, EcuadorCotopaxi National Park, EcuadorCotopaxi, EcuadorIf you reach the summit of Cotopaxi you are the closest to the sun that an Earth dweller can be. Much smaller than Everest but it's on the equator!...
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