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National Park of Cotopaxi Volcano: just how it sounds.

Saquisilí, Lasso and Mulaló

From Mulaló, close to Lasso, get to one belonging to the grand peidras of the Cotopaxi's lahares, The Chilintosa, where the painting of the Virgin of same name exists . Directions in Mulaló must be asked ( there are plenty of municipal roads ).

In Saquisilí exist the famous market artesenal with fair the days Thursday. They find beautiful handicrafts. Several hostelries at the zone exist . Directions: These populations find their place close to the Pan American manner, North of Cotopaxi's Prov.

Lagoons of Salayambo, Yanacocha and Pishcacocha

Langoa's Wastelands. Yanacocha is the biggest one belonging to three, she is surrounded by hills and has 30 meters's waterfall of height. It is possible to camp close to Salayambo's Lagoon, do not exist facilities of lodge. Directions: Second-rate road from Latacunga manner to Iluchín and the Llagantes, toward the Orient.

Isinche's Sanctuary

the Christ-child's image is venerated, as the luxurious suits manufacture it. One comes from more sanctuaries visited. Directions: 5 Pujilí's km meet

the Quilotoa's crater, the eye from above

The lakes turquoise waters closets at the crater of the active volcano Quilotoa. In Zumbahua's area the hostels are necessary to find the guides to make an offer . The descent takes 30 minutes and the return to the lake is 1 hour. It is possible to do long walks around the lake among the Quilota and and Chugchilán for aprox. 5 hours the mules can be rented for the trips. Cross-country running and has roads for bikes. Directions: From the Pan American manner heading for Pujilí, from there take a paved road in Zumbahua's direction. Before this population it is taken towards the North even to arrive to the crater.

The Maná, miraculous waters and 7 waterfalls

Tropical and subtropical sector of Cotopaxi's Prov. Close to the population there are 7 beautiful waterfalls surrounded by humid tropical vegetation. the Famous water sources for the mineral contents, including gold exist ; Of more energeticses of the world, Germany and another countries are exported. Directions: From Latacunga to the Occident, being taken to Zumbahua, Pilaló to The Maná 130 km aprox. From Quevedo toward the Orient, 40 km aprox for the paved road.

Angamarca

Foothills of mountain range to Pujilí's ocidente; Hides natural resources and scenic, cracked, rivers and tayos's mysterious caves. Directions: journey does itself for the road Latacunga Quevedo, being taken as a Zumbahua.

Iamb, the haunted lagoon

She is famous for the legend of the train that decreased into the waters and then, according to the story it still sounds noisily in the nights. Its waters are forest green and very deep. Boats and camping in its orillas. Directions can rent themselves: South of Salcedo 7 km paying attention to the lagoon's lookout to the left-handed side from the North of Pan American manner.

Tungurahua Volcano, the worldly anger

The tungurahua is one of the more active volcanos in Ecuador of the world and from 1999. At present the ascensions are prohibited for obvious reasons. A refuge exists at 3,800 meters. Around the volcano long walks and birds's observation, like the big forelocks of mountain do walks themselves on horseback,.

Bathing and the outskirts

Located among the Tungurahua Volcano and the river Pasta, Baños possesses only landscapes of jungle and mountain, waterfalls and thermal waters. A Little city with a lot of movement, one becomes of the tourists favorite destinations of  Ecuador. Sports to the free air: There is trekking, birds's obsevation, cavalcades, biking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping and other adventurous sports; Contact w the tourist local operators. For example ask for the Trekking of the Wolf that surrounds  the Tungurahua volcano.

Tarabitas

Impressive is the river Pasta ( cardiac abstaining ): It is found at the zone of Meetings before reaching Baños ( from Ambato ) and another, called San Jorge in the same direction, Bathing Puyo itself. Besides these exist several suspension bridges, like that of the waterfall diabolic Pailón.

Thermal swimming pools

Modern Municipales, Agua Santa's, The Crab's, The Salado's Virgen, Santa Ana and Santa Clara, in addition to the hotels with swimming pools.

Waterfalls

Inés Maria, Bascun, Nahuazo, The Silence, Ulba ( with 11 peqeuñas cracked further ), Torbellino, Chamana, Agoyán, Manto of the Bride, San Jorge, diabolic Pailón, San Pedro, Salto of Machay and 5 further waterfalls on Machay.

Lagoons

The Black lagoons, Naranjal and Mintza are found at the foot of the Tungurahua volcano, of Ulba toward the bleak upland.

The diabolic Pailón, Green River and Black River

The Bathing Puyo, avenue of the waterfalls, is a very attractive zone  for the sports of adventure like rafting, kayaking, calbalgata, bungee jumping, climbing, biking, enduro, etc. One of the imposing waterfalls is the diabolic Pailón. Besides this there are paths for trekking and possibilities to accomplish meditation and cures with natural medicine.

National Park  Llanganates, treasure of  Ecuador and of Atahualpa

Situated at Cotopaxi's, Tungurahua's, Napo's and Pastaza's provinces, lodge 219,707 Ha of various ecosystems and oceans of species. Here lies Atahualpa's famous treasure. At the zone of bleak upland exists a last resort of frailjones, incredible plants where they find cuar here alone and in  Carchi ( seeing Bleak Upland of the Angel, Saw Norte ). Directions: There are several accesses, one is for the manner under construction Salcedo Napo, from Salcedo toward the Orient. He is taken as a Anteojos's beautiful lagoons. For the inside of the park it is required to accomplish long walks. Frequent fog starting from the 3 hours. Note : Many have gotten lost, or have died, in the search of the treasure.

The  reserves of production of fauna Chimborazo

The Chimborazo's occidental wastelands and Carihuairazo, Tungurahua's, Chimborazo's and Bolivar's provinces. The Vicunas, alpacas and flames from Bolivia and Peru have reintroduced themselves. Directions: From Ambato in direction Gauranda for asphalted road. The reserve is found at the Bleak Upland, including the Sandy Ground's sector; The camélidos are visible from the cart driver. The Chimborazo's and Carihuairazo's are a beautiful sight.

Volcanos Chimborazo and Cariuairazo

the Chimborazo's top is the sitiomás driven away from the center of the Earth even more so than the Everest due to the enlargement of the Earth in the equatorial line,,. maximum height comes from  Ecuador ( 6.310m ). In order to get on the top a  professional guide is idispensable; One comes from forested region what else he has collected lifes at the Country. A refuge at the southern flank exists at 5,000 m. One can accede in vehicle to some 200m underneath the refuge. Directions: access is simpler from Ambato, where  takes a manner asphalted to Guaranda; In the higher part of the road ( the Sandy Ground's sector ) the deviation toward the refuge is indicated. Also one can accede from Riobamba.

Cariuairazo

the men's snow-covered Carihuairazo of wind is not  visited enough but has spectacular. views, its glaciers move back for the worldwide heating. Flora and fauna are very interesting from here. Mechahuasca in Cunugyacu has thermal waters and boardinghouse at the cabins. Directions: From Ambato taking the manner to Gauranda and next to the deviation to Yacupartina. They are 52 km from Ambato.

Park Nacional Sangay, Tesoro of humanity

This is humanity's Patrimony Natural and one of more big ones belonging to Ecuador, located at Tungurahua's, Chimborazo's, Cañar's and Morona James's provinces, with 515,765 Ha. Here are the volcanos Tungurahua North and the Sangay South. The Sangay is one of the more active volcanos in the world. In order to get to the base i requires 3 or 4 days long walk. He can be obvious from Palora, Sucúa and Macas in the Amazonía: An only spectacle is in the world, snow, jungle and volcanism at the same time. The park comprises the Oriental foothills of the mountain range with mysterious cloudy jungles,.

Volcano Altar, the volcano king

 Is one of  the snow-covered, most beautiful Mountains in Ecuador. A turquoise lake contains its boiler surrounded of glaciers. Another lagoon painted in various colors exist toward the Oriental side. A mountain seldom visited and only- riches. Collanes's valley, the fact that it comes down from the boiler, it is very picturesque. Camping there  is very interesting. One comes from more difficult forested region stops of the country. Directions: Geting out of Candlemas from Penipe to the sector walks to him a 2 hours, or Collanes's and the aldera's valley rents mules.

Guano and his mummy

A special carpet crafting city, woven by hand and close-fitting in stone. Downtown are given Interpretation Turística about Guano's famous mummy. Besides touring the ruins of the Monastery of assumption; The monoliths of Lluisi's hill, rocks close-fitting in animals's forms, the Inca's face, vessels, etc. The grotto of the Carmen's Virgin, the lookout and the father Juan Montalvo's house. The Beautiful valley's lagoon,  is  2 km from Guano's. Directions: the Guano is to 7 km North of Riobamba.

Lagoon of Colta and The Balbanera

The Spaniards constructed the first church here, The Balbanera, and also founded the first city of Quito. Very near you can find the hot springs of Chuquipogyo, that were the preferred ones belonging to Huayna Capac. Directions: From Riobamba taking the manner to Guam, being taken as if to the airport. Also you can take the road Riobamba Pallatanga, after The Union and next the dsevío to the lagoon.

Ozogoche, the mystery of the suicidal birds

The cucuvíes precipitate themselves mysteriously and die from the banks of Totoras's zone in the freezing waters by the hundred and Ozogoche, during its migratory expedition from North America after Argentine, is from 15 thru  September 30. One doesnt know what to think of the more unusual phenomena of nature. Scientists can not give an explanation. The natives make good use of this maná and his anthology is motive of celebrations. Directions: From Riobamba: Going toward Palmira, towards the south, for the Pan American manner 70 km aprox, next take a dirt road in direction of Ozogoche. From Cuenca, getting to Alausí, towards the North, for the Pan American manner, next  take the way towards Achupallas, from there Totoras and Ozogoche. They place lagoons among some 20 and 30 km for said road.

The diabolic Nose, the train in the sky

A more moving journey comes from the railroad, the fact that the mountain range stops to be able to descend coastwards, like a roller coaster it zigzags. Directions: Catching the train in Riobamba; It is taken in Cajabamba, the Balbanera, Colta, Guam, Palmira and Alausí, Patrimony Cultural and next it returns to Riobamba, the walk takes one entire day.

Salt mines of Bolivar, poems, cheeses and chocolates

You are filled with cheeses and chocolates with European technology famous for its industry. It is surrounded by formations, interesting people who sells salts; There are places for trekking, walks on horseback and fish . Directions: For the paved road Ambato Guaranda even the place called four Corners. Herein after following the Saline valley of the river for road ballasted even to arrive to the population.

Forest Peña Blanca, waterfall in clouds

Area of jungle clouded with one belonging to the higher waterfalls of the country. There are cabins for boardinghouse and facilities for picnics. Directions: Salinas's Occident of Bolivar, for the manner is located to Echeandía. One can enter equally for Echeandía to Chazo Juan.

Miraculous Balspamba's waterfall

River Cristal. Rumor has it that this waterfall's waters are miraculous and they cure several evils. Places concurred for inhabitants of Guaranda and of the province of The Rivers. There are several swimming pools. Exuberant subtropical vegetation. Directions: Of Guaranda towards the south even San Pablo, next to the Occident due toward Bilován and Balsapamba.

The Huayco, the Virgin of the Cave

Church and museum on the Saint Sudario. Cave where the Virgin appeared in front of a native. Directions: Of Guaranda toward San Jose of Chimbo, South ( 15 km ). Ask about directions.

Sanctuary of Lourdes's Virgin

A Catching landscape. The sanctuary dominates to the river's valley Rubber Check from above. Besides, the Guardsmen's Caverns exist at the zone. Directions: Of Guaranda towards the south even San Miguel ( 19 km ). Asking locally the direction of the sanctuary; Erect road.

Cashca Totoras, Sanctuary of Frogs

Important last resort of Andean forest; birds's variety and amphibious. Declared like place of importance for the birds's protection ( Birdlife International, Aves and Conservación CECIA ). Directions: From Guaranda to James's population, South. Next taking the road ballasted due toward the Orient toward the bleak upland to Caschca Totoras's communes,.

Chillanes, land of giant palms

the Archeological remains of the indigenous Chillanes that they were adoring to the Chimborazo exist . This gives Azapi at the zone he finds a group of royal palms or wax palms of some 50 m of height, something worthy for seeing for oneself. Directions: From Guaranda, southern direction for the asphalted road to San Pablo's population, herein after continuing towards the south even Chillanes. Ask about Azapi's zone locally.

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