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Leave No Trace While Exploring Ecuador’s Wilderness

The ethereal beauty of the paramo wetlands across Ecuadorian Andes is home to delicate ecosystem, rich in biodiversity and cultural heritage. As we venture into these sacred landscapes, we are not just explorers; we are custodians entrusted with the preservation of these natural wonders. Embracing the ethos of Leave No Trace is not only essential …

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Exploring Ecuador’s Wilderness: The Ethos of Leave No Trace

In the heart of nature lies a delicate balance, a symphony of life where every footprint, every rustle, and every breath has a consequence. As adventurers, hikers, and explorers, our journey into the wilderness is not just about conquering peaks or reaching vistas; it’s about becoming stewards of the land we traverse. This ethos is …

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Conquering Cayambe: Latest Photos From the Planets Only Snowcapped Volcano on the Equator

Volcano Cayambe, the third highest mountain in Ecuador standing proudly at 5,790 meters (18,996 feet) tall, is the only mountain on the planet’s normally tropical Ecuatorial line that is coverted in snow. Its towering presence dominates the skyline, drawing climbers from the Ecuadorian capital Quito eager to conquer its icy slopes and reach its breathtaking …

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Cotopaxi Climbing Tours

Cotopaxi Climbing Tours offer adventurers the chance to summit one of the world’s highest active volcanoes in Ecuador’s Andean region. Located conveniently close to Quito, Cotopaxi presents a challenging yet rewarding climb with experienced guides. Participants can expect a mix of technical climbing, stunning scenery, and the thrill of conquering a glaciated peak. These tours …

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Is Cotopaxi open for climbing in 2024?

Between 2015 and 2017, the Cotopaxi volcano, the most famous climb in Ecuador, became volcanically active which temporarily halted climbing activities. Cotopaxi eventually settled, only to awaken once more in October 2022, prompting cautious responses from authorities to prohibit climbing while allowing access for trekking in Cotopaxi National Park. In December 2022, Cotopaxi National Park …

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Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador

Mount Chimborazo is a popular destination for climbers and mountaineers, particularly those seeking high-altitude challenges. It’s one of the most famous and prominent mountains in Ecuador, and its proximity to the equator makes it a unique climbing experience due to its elevation and location. While Mount Chimborazo is not the tallest mountain in the world, …

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Seafood in Ecuador: Traditional Food from the Ecuadorian Coast

Seafood in Ecuador has a rich culinary tradition with a variety of dishes that showcase the region’s diverse ingredients and flavors and seafood from the Ecuadorian Coast. Here are some typical plates of food you might find on the Ecuadorian Coast: Ceviche: Ceviche is a popular dish made with raw fish or seafood that is …

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What is the difference between Cuyabeno and Yasuni?

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and Yasuní National Park are both protected areas located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but they have distinct characteristics, features, and conservation significance. Ecotourism plays an essential part of the local economies which makes Cuyabeno Amazon Tours or Yasuní Amazon Tours a great way to explore the rainforest. Here are the main differences …

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Facts or Fiction: The mythology behind Cueva de los Tayos in Ecuador

The Cueva de los Tayos, also known as the Cave of the Oilbirds, is a limestone cave located in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. It gained worldwide attention in the 1970s due to various claims and stories surrounding its mythology. The mythology of the Cueva de los Tayos is primarily associated with the controversial adventurer …

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Yasuni Biodiversity

The Yasuni Rainforest is located in the Amazon basin, which is known for its unparalleled biodiversity. It is estimated that the Yasuni Rainforest is home to an astonishing array of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth. It is estimated that there are around 2,300 species of trees in …

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“Is Mount Chimborazo higher than everest?” and other Frequently Asked Questions.

Chimborazo is not actually higher than Everest. Mount Everest, located in the Himalayas, is currently recognized as the highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level. However, if we consider the distance from the center of the Earth rather than just the elevation above sea level, then …

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Watch Active Cotopaxi Erupt

How to safely watch the Cotopaxi volcano’s eruptions

Cotopaxi is an active volcano that is currently erupting in the Andes Mountains of central Ecuador. It is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the capital city of Quito. Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, with an elevation of 5,897 meters (19,347 feet) above sea level, making it …

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Precautions When Climbing at High-Altitude

When climbing at high altitude in Ecuador, it is important to take several precautions to ensure a safe and successful climb. First, it is essential to acclimatize properly before attempting to climb any of the high-altitude peaks in Ecuador, such as Mount Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, and Cayambe. This can be done by gradually increasing the altitude …

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Tourism in Ecuador after the Covid-19 Pandemic

Ecuador, known for its diverse culture, rich history, and breathtaking natural beauty, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as the world begins to recover and vaccines become more widely available, tourism in Ecuador is starting to pick up again. One of the biggest draws for tourists in Ecuador is its natural beauty. …

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Things to Know Before Climbing Chimborazo

Here at Ecuador Eco Adventure, we specialize in bringing people to some of the wildest places on planet Earth. Ecuador is a hot-bed for other-worldly terrain thanks to its location on the Equator, extreme altitudes, and miles of abandoned coastline. It’s considered one of 17 “megadiverse” countries in the entire world. When visiting a country …

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Ecuador Eco Adventure in Nat Geo, Mountain Planet, and the Rough Guide to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands

For 12 years, Wlady and Jake have been running Ecuador Eco Adventure, a sustainible ecotourism operator based in Riobamba, the trekking and climbing capital of Ecuador’s Andes mountains. Currently, Ecuador Eco Adventure is taking the highest number of organized climbing tours to the summit of Chimborazo–Ecuador’s highest mountain–and recently partnered with Mountain Planet the largest …

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Riobamba Base Camp Now Open

Over the last several months Ecuador Eco Adventure has been busy constructing the Riobamba Base Camp–a backpacker hostel in Riobamba designed exlusively for hikers and climbers in Riobamba, the trekking and climbing capital of Ecuador. Until now, the city of Riobamba did not have a single backpacker hostel. Surprising right? The trekking and climbing capital …

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