Since the Incan times, the Andes have offered beautiful paths that travel across lakes, moorlands, snow-capped mountains, and much more. Today it is possible to travel on these routes and also discover new and seldomly explored paths that have hidden surprises at each turn.
Trekking del Cóndor.- Starting from the Ecological Reserve of Antisana, it is possible to experience different climates, volcanoes, jungles, plains, high plateaus and much more during the tour. This route, near Quito, is worth every step. Difficulty: High. Recommended Season: June – September.
Camino del Inca.- The Inca Trail, called Qhapaq Ñan in Quechua language, is one of Ecuador’s most popular trails that goes from the Culebrillas lake, located at almost 4,000 masl, to the relatively well-kept Inca Ruins in Ingapirca, on the southern part of the country. Difficulty: Medium - High. Season: April-December.
Cochasquí - Mojanda.- This route begins in the Archeological Park of Cochasquí, where the ruins of ancient Pre- Colombian astronomical observatory are found, and travels north until it reaches the lovely lakes of Mojanda. Difficulty: Medium. Season: Year-round.
Info: On the Pacific Coast you can also practice trekking. Recommended sites include: Cerro Blanco, Dos Mangas and Churute Mangrove (Naranjal, Guayas Province).