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.