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Hiking in Imbabura: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Experience adventure on your next hiking trip in Imbabura, an outstanding volcanic region in Ecuador.

The Imbabura region is situated just two hours north of Quito and is a haven for nature seekers. Home to Ecuador’s most important volcanoes, you’ll find extremely beautiful scenery and enjoyable hikes here. Plus, you’ll experience the amazing culture of the region.

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FAQs: Hiking in Ecuador

What should I know about Hiking Ecuador?

A great hike to do is to the summit of Imbabura. At 4,630 meters it doesn’t tend to have snow or ice on it so you don’t need technical equipment. This climb is ideal if you are preparing to take on a bigger mountain. Another good hike in this area is the Piñan Trek. This can be done over multiple days and takes place in the middle of the Cotacachi Cayapas Eco Reserve. This is an area of huge biodiversity. You could also choose to hike around San Pablo Lake and see Andean Condors in their natural habitat.

Why should I choose Ecuador for my Hiking adventure?

The Ecuadorian Andes

In Ecuador the Andes are particularly high due to the equatorial bulge. Some of the peaks sit further away from the centre of the Earth than Everest! This mountain range is really special. It's also packed full of hikes and mountaineering experiences.

Ecuadorian Culture

As you travel through the Andean Valleys on the way to your hikes, you’ll pass by many local villages. Take time to learn about their cultures and traditions and try local food while enjoying the warm hospitality. The local town of Otavalo is also home to a colorful local market. This market is believed to be one of the oldest in South America.

**Nature **

The Imbabura is a nature lovers dream. From Wild Deer to Andean Rabbits and Condors, you’re likely to see an exotic animal during your trip. You’ll also be able to see a wide range of plant species. All this is set against a backdrop of impressive snow-capped mountains.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Ecuador?

Ecuador has a dry season from June to September and a rainy season from October to May. The weather in the mountains is often colder.

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How can I get to Ecuador?

Fly to Quito then get a bus.

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When is the best time to travel to Ecuador for Hiking?

The mountainous areas can be visited at any time of year however October through March is the best time to visit.

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