If you’ve decided to visit Latacunga, be prepared to live 5 unforgettable experiences. Nothing you’ve been told before makes justice to the surprises that await in this most welcoming city. The activities that your friends enjoyed, the stories they told, the pictures they showed you, the memories they took with them and shared with you… they will all fall short to the experience. Because Latacunga’s natural and cultural diversity is indescribable and can only remain intact in the memory of the visitor.
During the months of December and January, Riobamba celebrates “El Pase del Niño” or the “Passing of the Child” (Christ). And this year is special. In September, the Ministry of Culture proclaimed El Pase del Niño in Riobamba an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador”.
En Latacunga las calles tomaban vida desde temprano en la mañana. Ansiosos por ver el desfile de este año, espectadores locales, nacionales e internacionales llegaban para guardar puestos, comprar algo de comer y dar el encuentro a amigos y familiares.
Latacunga es una hermosa ciudad ubicada en el corazón del Ecuador, en las faldas del Cotopaxi. Esta ciudad cálida y acogedora es la sede de una de las manifestaciones populares más importantes en el país: La Mama Negra.
At the foot of the massive Chimborazo volcano, venture into a vestige of explorers and mountaineers.
Running for 200 km a route travels through the mountain chains of the Andes. Famous naturalist Humboldt was the one to name it “The Avenue of Volcanoes” in 1802, when he climbed Chimborazo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Cotopaxi National Park is geographically spread through the Provinces of Pichincha, Cotopaxi and Napo. This ecological reserve is only 37 miles away from Quito, and 18 miles away from the city of Latacunga. Due to its location, it is one of the most visited parks. Most Ecuadorians come here to touch snow for the first time!
Find out what to pack for your Ecuador experience. Ecuador is a country of very unique regions, each with its own environment and climate. Below we have 4 different lists, a guide for every region.