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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Ecuador.

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1.Quito
San - Francisco de Quito - Ecuador's capital is located at an altitude of 2850 m Quito has the largest historical center in North and South America, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is worth visiting these cultural sites: the Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito Cathedral, Carondelet Palace, Church of La Compania de Jesus, San Francisco Church, Plaza Grande, the Municipal Palace in the Plaza Grande, the Center for the Arts Contemporáneo... Parks: Metropolitano, Bicentenario, La Carolina, Guápulo, El - Ejido. Outside the city you can visit the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Zoo, Maquipucuna Reserve, Cotopaxi National Park, Pichincha volcano, foggy forest Mindo. Museums: Museo de Arte Contemporaneas, Casa - del - Alabado, Museum - de - la Ciudad, National Museum of Medicine.
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2.Galápagos Islands
Galapagos Islands - an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador. The islands are national parks and reserves. Visit the island is possible by means of yachts and aircraft. Local companies offer simple and cruise tours. The islands are protected by UNESCO. The islands are so many unique animals: Galápagos tortoise, marine iguana, Galapagos land iguana, green turtle, flightless cormorants, 13 species of finches family of birds, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos albatross, Galapagos buzzard, the California sea lion.
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3.Quilotoa Lake
Quilotoa - a volcano of conical shape in the caldera of the volcano is a lake with a diameter of 3 000 m in Ecuador. On the south-west side there is a tourist complex, which is paved with the asphalt road from Latakunga and Sumbaguyu (located 17 kilometers south of the volcano). The lake is at an altitude of 3500 m and is a popular tourist attraction. Kilotoa is the westernmost volcano of the Ecuadorian Andes. You can practice several sports, such as hiking, boating or kayaking, seeing mammals such as deer, paramo wolves, rabbits, foxes and others.
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4.Puerto Lopez
Puerto López - a small fishing town on the Pacific coast. The main attractions is the fishing and ecotourism. In June, you can watch the whale migration. Here you can also visit the National Park Machalilla, where there are many beaches, horse riding and visit the island by boat Isla - de - la - board with a variety of exotic animals.
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5.Chimborazo
Chimborazo is an inactive volcano with a height of 6263 m. The highest point of Ecuador. Very popular mountain for mountaineering. On the mountain there are several huts. The nearest cities to the mountain are Riobamba (30 km to the south-east), Ambato (30 km to the northeast) and Guaranda (25 km to the south-west). Chimborazo is surrounded by the Chimborazo fauna reserve, which forms a protected ecosystem for the conservation of the habitat of the indigenous Andes camels such as vicuña, lama and alpaca.
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6.Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi is an active volcano in the Andes, Ecuador. The height of 5897 m. Since 1738, it erupted more than 50 times. The highest active volcano of the country (5911 m). There are special guides that help to conquer the summit. Near the mountains is worth visiting the Cotopaxi Museum and Visitor Center, Limpiopungo Lagoon, the ruins of the Incas. Climbing with mountain guides is offered by Ecuadorian travel agencies; permission is required. Here you can reach an altitude of 4658 m by car. At an altitude of 4800 m there is a shelter of Jose Ribas, where tourists can spend the night.
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7.Iliniza Sur
llinizas - a pair of volcanic mountains located in an ecological reserve in Ecuador. The mountains consist of Ilinis Sur: 5,248 m and Ilyinis Norte: 5,126 m. The volcano is inactive, the time of the last eruption of the volcano is unknown. Ilinis Norte is the easiest peak for climbing in comparison with Illinisi Sur, despite the fact that it is higher. The classical route on Ilyinis Norte is classified as II under the UIAA classification (or IFAF category F). The route to Illinis Sur also has a category II according to the UIAA classification (but according to the IFAF classification it has the complexity of PD +, which is more complicated than F). Both routes pass through the shelter Refuge des Illinizas (Nuevos Horizontes), located at an altitude of 4700 meters above sea level at the foot of the northeastern side of the summit of Ilinis Sur.
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8.Pichincha Volcano
Pichincha is an active volcano with a height of 4784 m. The last eruption was in 1999. The volcano is not far from the capital of Ecuador Quito. Pichincha is the second highest volcano in Ecuador. The two highest peaks of the mountain are the peak Guagua (4,784 m above sea level), which means "child", and the peak of Rucu (4,698 m above sea level), which translates as "old man". The current caldera is located in Guagua on the western side of the mountain. Both peaks are visible from Quito and climbing them does not present difficulties even for untrained tourists. Ascent to Guagua usually begins from the village of Lloy.
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9.Pasochoa
Volcano Pasochoa - volcanic caldera is part of a protected area of 500 hectares in Ecuador. In the local forests grow more than 60 species of trees and live foxes, wolves, cougars, lizards and snakes. Here mountaineering, horseback riding and walking at night are popular. The present Pacochoa crater has a semicircular shape that was formed approximately 100,000 years ago during the last eruption. Slopes of the mountain, overgrown with vegetation, are home to pumas, foxes, skunks, and many other representatives of the animal world.
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10.Carihuairazo
Mountain Carihuairazo - Volcanic caldera height of 5018 m mountain is located to the south-west of the city of Quito, Ecuador. Due to climate change, the mountain each year loses its glaciers. The volcano is considered inactive. There are several routes and campsites to raise up the mountain, but you need to be careful because of the movement of glaciers at the top of the mountain.
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