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Altillo Lake in Sangay NP, Ecuador
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🇪🇨 A Hiker’s Guide to the National Parks in Ecuador

Step off the beaten trail and take a dive into the unexpected. Ecuador, despite being the 4th smallest country in South America, abounds in natural wonders. The land of volcanoes, famous for the mythical Galápagos islands and the Middle of the Earth, offers stunning and varied landscapes to nature lovers and adventure hikers. It counts with 11 national parks and 24 more areas –reserves and refuges– that are nationally protected. Making their way from the top of high-standing plateaus down to the ocean’s coast or into the midst of the jungle, we’ve asked fellow travellers to introduce us to their …

View on Mount Roraima, Venezuela
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What is your favourite South America trek?

Sore legs and contented soul – nothing beats a good hike. In the sand, the snow or on the rocks, through the forest or along the sea, we feel happier outside. If the body’s moving, the mind is too, and the wonders of nature are the best inspiration. When it comes to hikes and treks, South America is just shy of paradise. We’re telling you here about our favourite hikes on the continent, but we’ve also turned to 10 fellow travel bloggers who share our love for the outdoors and our passion for Latin America; and we’ve asked them this …

Gold-colour tundra with mountains in background
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🇪🇨 [Itinerary] 2 or 3 Weeks in Ecuador

Some places deserve to be in the spotlight, others should rather be kept a secret. Ecuador is one of those unsung beauties that raise the dilemma. It’s easy to skip this small country on a travel in South America, like we ignore a vegetable we don’t know at a buffet table. And yet, have a bite and let the flavour invade you; unique landscapes of exceptional beauty, and a modern society where the Indigenous traditions come through. If you decide to give Ecuador a go, you can use this itinerary for 2 or 3 weeks of breathtaking hikes; two or three …

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🇪🇨 Backpacking Ecuador: Tips & Destinations

We always love the underdog. Ecuador is tucked between the two tourism heavyweights Peru to the south and Colombia to the north. It’s often overlooked on South American backpacking trips, and yet Ecuador has got everything you can look for. Wild Amazon national parks and surf spots on the ocean. Charming colonial towns and party places. Indigenous communities and modern buzz. The list could go on but what we mean is clear; you should absolutely visit Ecuador during your South America backpacking trip. We’ve put together this humble Ecuador travel guide to show you why and tell you how. Chances …