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The Best Camping in Ecuador

Looking for the best camping in Ecuador? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ecuador. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Ecuador

  • Candelária, Ecuador

    Backpack to El Altar

    8.1 mi / 4000 ft gain
    Local Ecuadorian outdoorspeople constantly tout El Altar as the best place in Ecuador for outdoor adventure.  Ecuador’s 5th highest peak, El Altar (17,451 ft.) is actually several peaks, the remnants of an ancient volcano that blew its top leaving a ring of glacial peaks surrounding a turquoise l...
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  • Laguna Quilotoa Trailhead, Ecuador

    Camp at Laguna Quilotoa

    1 mi / 918.6 ft gain
    Laguna Quilotoa is an incredibly scenic and relatively easy place to do a day hike in Ecuador. The hike down only takes ~30 minutes and views of the turquoise lake make it impossible to not stop every 2 minutes. Although it's a popular place to visit by the surrounding indigenous people, Laguna Q...
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  • Zamora, Ecuador

    Explore La Chimosa in Podocarpus National Park

    0.3 mi
    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.  This side of the park hosts jungle and cloud forest climate and vegetation.  ARRIVE: Zamora is about 1.5 hours by bus and 3 USD from ...
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  • E582, Ecuador

    Camp in El Cajas National Park

    Cajas National Park is located 20.5 miles from Cuenca, and its main point of interest is the Toreadora lagoon, where an important infrastructure was developed according to the needs of the park, buildings such as the visitor center, the biological and archaeological museums, bar and cafeteria and...
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