Ecuador Photo Gallery

Ecuador is a fascinating country – socially, geographically and gastronomically – and I had lots of fun in the four weeks that I spent here. Ecuador has the Pacific coastal strip to the west, the Amazon jungle to the east, and the Andes mountain ranges in the centre. I was backpacking mostly in the hilly terrain, climbing volcanoes and visiting small villages, because I was craving high altitudes and hiking adventures.

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↑ Hiking to the emerald blue waters of Laguna Quilotoa

Ecuador is a fascinating country – socially, geographically and gastronomically – and I had lots of fun in the four weeks that I spent here. Ecuador has the Pacific coastal strip to the west, the Amazon jungle to the east, and the Andes mountain ranges in the centre. I was backpacking mostly in the hilly terrain, climbing volcanoes and visiting small villages, because I was craving high altitudes and hiking adventures.

Things to do in Ecuador

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Pictures that will make you want to travel to Ecuador right now!


Hiking and outdoor adventures

From climbing volcanoes and caldera lake summits, to hiking through deep valleys and rainforests, there is a large diversity of activities to do in Ecuador.


Colonial churches and architecture

With entire old towns of Quito and Cuenca designated as UNESCO world heritage sites, there is lots of colonial Spanish architecture with a Latin American flavour to see here.

Indigenous markets

Ecuador’s countryside is dotted with villages, and every week or so people converge at local markets for their shopping needs.


Life in cities

Capturing pictures of how it feels to be living in cities and towns of Ecuador.


Food

Never away from a plate of delicious food!


Festivals and Parades

Fiesta de Mama Negra (Festival of the Black mother) – a bizarre colourful and alcohol-induced celebration on the streets of Latacunga.

Places to see:

Quito, the capital city

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and is spread across a picturesque valley high in the Andes


Otavalo and the North

Famous for its artisan market, there are lots of hiking options in the Andean North too.


Latacunga and the Cotopaxi volcano

A little town under the shadow of the mighty Volcan Cotopaxi.

The Quilotoa Loop

This multi-day hiking / hitchhiking trip culminated at a gorgeous caldera lake summit.


Cuenca

Cuenca is a city of churches, 52 in total, one for each week of the year.


Adventures in Baños

Baños is on the edge of Ecuador’s Andes mountains and the Amazon rainforest and has lots of activities to do.


Guayaquil

Laid back on the Pacific coast, Guayaquil was my last stop in Ecuador

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Author: Priyank

Traveller, musician, blogger, bureaucrat. In that order. I'm very interested in trying new things and my interests are diverse. Food, people, places, technologies - I like them all. Whatever I do, I approach life with optimism and strive to make each day happy and fruitful.

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