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Ecuador: Thrill Seekers Welcomed

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Ecuador is a natural paradise, and home to amazing places like the Galapagos Islands, but little is known about an emerging trend in Ecuador. Extreme tourism: where thrill seekers are climbing the 14 peaks of the Andes, and hiking through the Avenue of the Volcanoes on bikes and foot.

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On the Heights Where the World is Divided

It ñalado as one of the top tourist destinations emerging, Ecuador begins to popularize their increasingly attractive to the world traveler.

Wild beaches, a natural paradise like the Galapagos Islands and the beautiful city of Quito are perhaps the most popular options, however there is not as explored route, called the Avenue of the Volcanoes in the Andes, leading by the higher elevations of this small country, through an extensive line of 14 peaks over 4500 meters.

This circuit is ideal for the adventurous tourist and mountaineering enthusiasts, but also has a strong cultural and history linked with the Andean.

Throughout this section of the Andes you can hike, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking and other activities, all with the constant complement the warmth and friendliness of the locals.

History indicates that in 1812 German geographer and scientist Alexander von Humboldt visited the line of Ecuador, half of the Earth and, after crossing the Andean region and note the almost perfect symmetry and alignment of volcanoes, called to the area as “The Avenue Volcanoes “.

Where it excels there always beautiful, clear-blue sky with greater force between June and August-covered peaks accompanying by glaciers and ice caps.

Andean formations are distributed in two rows: the Cordillera Occidental and Oriental, which include mountains, valleys and hollows. volcanoes Each also has its particularity: they are for example the Cotopaxi, which is the most famous, since it is the highest in the world among which are active, the Chimborazo, considered the closest point to the sun, and Cayambe, with the exclusivity of being crossed by the line Ecuador.

Avenue of the Volcanoes can be seen from various corners of the country, but the city of Quito, Ecuador’s capital, is a key site for observation, especially after the cable car ascent to Quito, located at 4050 meters above sea level. , in turn, to the Throughout this Andean circuit settles several picturesque villages and indigenous communities have managed to maintain their lifestyles for centuries, proudly displaying their customs, traditions, crafts and clothing.

The Indian markets are brilliant and are places where visitors can buy local products such as fabrics, textiles, woodwork, baskets, jewelry and ceramics. The route also leads colonial cities, historic and modern as Quito (Ecuador Cultural Heritage) Latacunga, Riobamba, warm valleys. abound here also rivers and the waters which flow into waterfalls cascading, resulting in gaps from above seem mirrors.

In turn, from the depths of the Earth also medicinal hot springs emerge, such as characterizes Baños de Agua Santa, located at the foot of Tungurahua volcano are constantly active since 1999.

This beautiful city is also the gateway to the mysterious Amazon. Avenue of the Volcanoes converges also unique attractions such as the Ruta de las Flores, about 4,000 acres of flower production, whose farms are certified social responsibility and environment.

Species can be found there that catch the attention of visitors for its beautiful colors, its size (reaching up to 3 meters) and its delicate perfume. This attraction is finally complemented Train Route the Equator, which is being renovated for tourist purposes.

The monumental work was built 102 years ago by President Eloy Alfaro Delgado intone to join the mountain region to the coast of Ecuador.

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