Eight of Ecuador’s highest volcanic peaks, including the perfect cone-shaped Cotopaxi, stunning Andean views, amazing birdlife, a beautiful emerald lake and some of the best hiking you can experience anywhere”¦
Reasons to visit Cotapaxi and the Avenue of Volcanoes include:
Rustic mountain lodge within sight of Cotopaxi Volcano offering a great range of outdoor activities and village visits.
Hacienda Abraspungo is set in lovely gardens with views of the magnificent Andes mountains and offers traditional Ecuadorian hospitality.
Hacienda Hato Verde is a traditional working farm offering comfortable accommodation near the stunning volcano of Cotopaxi.
A 400 year old hacienda full of history with atmospheric accommodation and gardens near Cotopaxi volcano and national park.
Time: GMT -5 hours
There is an international airport at Quito and at Guayaquil. KLM and Iberia have routes via Europe to both cities. The flying time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly via America.
Language: Spanish is Ecuador's official language.
Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.