The Best Hikes near Latacunga

Cindy Baker at Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi National Park, Latacunga, EcuadorCotopaxi National ParkLatacunga, EcuadorThere are fantastic trails here for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. The park is surrounded by four volcanos, with Cotopaxi being the most...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...Hacienda Santa Ana, Latacunga, EcuadorHacienda Santa AnaLatacunga, EcuadorThe Hacienda here was originally a Jesuit sanctuary, and when the clouds descend in the evening, the view is heavenly. A peaceful spot to stay, 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....Cotopaxi National Park, Latacunga, EcuadorCotopaxi National ParkLatacunga, EcuadorCotopaxi is Ecuador's highest active volcano, shooting up over 5,800 meters. Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano with an almost perfectly...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...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...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...Cotopaxi National Park, Latacunga, EcuadorCotopaxi National ParkLatacunga, EcuadorAntonio takes in the view of Cotopaxi, Ecuador's highest volcano (5,800m). There are many hiking trails in the national park. This one is one of...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...Cotopaxi, Latacunga, EcuadorCotopaxiLatacunga, EcuadorAfter hiking up part of Cotopaxi volcano, we biked down. Views are great. Only negative is that you have to basically clutch the brake handles the...Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito, EcuadorBasilica del Voto NacionalQuito, EcuadorThe view of Old Quito and the Panecillo from atop the Bell Towers of the Basilica. Quito is gorgeous, has the biggest colonial centre in the...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...Cotopaxi National Park, Latacunga, EcuadorCotopaxi National ParkLatacunga, EcuadorAfter days of fog, Cotopaxi finally revealed itself. Taking in this view was such a great way to start the day. #hiking #volcano
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