The Best Outdoor Activities in Ecuador
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Hike around Cuicocha Lake
Ecuador / Cuicocha Lake
Not very far from the touristy Ecuadorian town of Otavalo and the retirement paradise of Cotacachi is the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve.
Hike the San Luis Trail in Cajas National Park
Ecuador / San Luis Trail, Laguna Toreadora Ranger Station
From the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest city and a Unesco World Heritage Site, it’s an easy bus or taxi ride to Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park).
Explore La Chimosa in Podocarpus National Park
Ecuador / Bombuscaro Entrance
At 970m above sea level in one of the most bio diverse places on earth one entrance to Podocarpus National Park can be reached by way of the small city of Zamora.
Hike Mandango "The Sleeping Inca"
Ecuador / Hostal Izhcayluma
In the very south of the Ecuadorian Andes lies a mountain that appears in the form of a giant, sleeping, Inca god.
Hike along Playa de Los Frailes, Machalilla NP
Ecuador / Playa de los Frailes
The 4km loop trail winds along steep bluffs and descends into several other "hidden" beaches before reaching Playa de Los Frailes -- a no brainer for this crowd.