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Hiking in Imbabura

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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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Ecuador

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.


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How to get there

Fly to Quito then get a bus

Best time to visit

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


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

More info about Hiking in Imbabura:

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


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