If your looking for more of a challenge and risk, you can consider excursions to Altar, Antisana or South Iliniza, complicated mountains with more difficult routes than the previous ones. If you prefer climbing in the Amazon forest, there are the volcanoes: Reventador, Sumaco and Sangay, smaller in comparison with the previous ones and ideal for strolls through the Amazon and enjoy its unique biodiversity.
The two most popular routes, which offer majestic views of the Páramo and the high peaks are the route of the Condor and the route of Ingapirca. The route of the Condor goes next to the volcanoes of Cotopaxi, Antisana and Sincholagua. The route of Ingapirca takes you directly to one of the main Inca ruins of the world: Ingapirca.
Due to the special characteristic of the Ecuadorian geography, a hiker can experience perpetual snows and the heat of the Amazon forest in a short time.
Tours to different destinations can be bought in Quito from the numerous travel agencies. Amazonas Ave. is a commercial and tourist center that offers services for these types of excursions. A cheaper option is to buy a map of the site that you want to visit and to start from the Bus Terminal to the nearest town of the mountain. For security and comfort, professional operators are much more recommendable.
For greater information about the best way to take advantage of the spectacular geography of the Ecuadorian mountains, visitors can contact mountaineering clubs. With many years of experience, we recommend the mountaineering Club of the Jesuit school San Gabriel, located on America Ave. and Rumipamba, the Catholic University on 12th de October Ave. or the Ecuadorian Association of mountaineering Guides (ASEGUIM), located on 858 Veintimilla and Juan Leon Mera).
Climbing mountains and volcanoes is not the only option that can be found in Ecuador to enjoy nature and challenges. Such a diverse country offers nature and a beautiful climate in many forms.