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”.
Latacunga, located on the skirts of the imposing Cotopaxi volcano, is at the heart of the country- 90 km south of the capital, Quito. Its privileged location makes it a strategic point that connects the Coast, the Sierra and the Amazon.
Allpamamas: un proyecto de moda basado en la colaboración intercultural a través de experiencias compartidas. En una entrevista con This is Ecuador, Vanessa Alarcón nos cuenta sobre esta marca, la colaboración entre diseñadoras y artesanas, el comercio justo y sus procesos zero-waste.
55 km from Quito you can visit the reserve that is named after the famous Ilinizas volcanoes!
Quito’s weather is very unpredictable, but in summer, especially during July, you can enjoy spectacular days and clear blue skies. Admire the city and its surrounding volcanoes! It is the perfect time to hop on the TeleferiQo Quito sky tram and enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of this Andean city.
The diverse topography of Ecuador within a small territory makes the country an ideal setting for outdoor activities: mountain climbing, trekking, rafting, biking, horseback riding, paragliding, diving – among others.
As you head down the Panamericana road, you will find lower elevations and warmer drier climates. The Southern Andes region has a lonely, faraway feel to it, reinforced by its sparse population, scarcity of large towns and long stretches of wild.
Some provinces in Ecuador’s highlands such as Imbabura, Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, and Chimborazo, are named after the most important volcano in its territory. Discover the Andes mountain chain on your next trip to Ecuador!
The slopes of the Andes are dressed with a wonderfully intricate ecosystem: The cloud forest. This ecosystem, also called “Andean brow” due to its generous vegetation, is one of the most diverse in the world.