Hiking in the province of Napo in the central north area of Ecuador brings you intimately close to nature. And it’s most alive in Ecuador, where active volcanoes are scattered across the region, which is packed full of biodiversity in both flora and fauna. Visit during the months between October and January for ideal hiking conditions.
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What should I know about Hiking Ecuador?
The Ecuadorian province of Napo lies at the core of the country. It is home to dense rainforest that is packed full of biodiversity as well as many indigenous communities. The province is a chunk of the Amazon rainforest, and contains the Napo River. The capital of the province is Tena, founded in the 16th century and home to approximately 33,000.
Why should I choose Ecuador for my Hiking adventure?
The Andes run directly through the centre of the country, and rising from the range are spectacular cone-shaped volcanoes sprinkled with snow. Explore the dramatic cone of Cotopaxi, which is linked to the chain of volcanoes around the Ring of Fire. Or the Sumaco volcano, at 3,826 meters, that rises out of dense Amazon rainforest.
Rich mountain cultures
Ecuador is richly diverse in geography and culture. Sitting on top of the Andean mountainside, the communities have cultivated different types of tradition and culture. But a close sense of relationship with food, clothing and the natural landscapes tie different mountain communities together.
Wealth of diversity
The area between the Andes mountains and the Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse in the entire world. The parks that protect the great volcanoes are also home to the highest numbers of bird species in the world. While hiking you’ll witness wild horses, deer, llamas and condors soaring above, as fog and wind blow through the valleys.
What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Ecuador?
The climate of the Ecuadorian province of Napo receives a local steppe climate. It has an average temperature of 25°C and receives very little rainfall all year.
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When is the best time to travel to Ecuador for Hiking?
Visit during the months between October and January for ideal hiking conditions.
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