Tours Ecuadorian Andes Highlands – The Ecuadorian Andes have different beauties to explore. Besides the colonial cities as Quito and Cuenca, the most stunning places to visit are the several volcanos. Some still active, some not anymore, these Andean giants invite to be climbed or just photographed and let you have a real adventure tour.
The name “Avenue of the Volcanoes” was coined by Alexander von Humboldt who found the Ecuadorian volcanoes lined up from North to South in the Andes Mountains.
The Avenue of the Volcanoes crosses the mountain chains “the Cordillera Occidental” and “the Cordillera Oriental”. Driving through these mountain chains allows breathtaking views of a half dozen snowcapped mountains. South of Quito to the left is the Antisana, Sincholagua, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and El Altar. To the right, you can observe Guagua Pichincha, both Illinizas, Carihuairazo and the highest Ecuadorian mountain the Chimborazo. In between are the smaller mountains Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Morurco, Quilindaña, Atacazo, Corazon and Yanaurcu. A drive on the Avenue of the Volcanoes is one of the must-dos during our Tours Ecuadorian Andes Highlands.
Tours Ecuadorian Andes Highlands. The Andes, that crosses the country from North to South, is characterized by its amazing landscape of volcanoes, lagoons and glaciers in the highlands and in its surrounding fertile valleys. The highest volcanoes are the Chimborazo (6’310 m), the Cotopaxi (5’897 m) and the Cayambe (5’790 m). On the eastern and western Andean slopes, at a lower altitude, you can find the tropical cloud forest (with Baños and Mindo as the most famous adventure cities), a unique zone with a very high biodiversity where you can experience the great wildlife of Ecuador.