In October 2010 we were lucky enough to spend 20 days in Ecuador, a country that perhaps does not attract as much attention to choose as a travel destination as its South American neighbors, but it is really incredible for all it has to visit in a quite area. reduced compared to Peru, Brazil, Argentina …
In Ecuador, you can go from the Amazon Rainforest to peaks of more than 6,000 meters, to the beach, and if you like diving and wildlife, the Galapagos Islands are paradise , being able to swim with sea lions, hammerhead fish … Spectacular.
As we already told in our travel blog , the ascent to Cotopaxi is an incredible experience. Especially for a European who cannot reach such an altitude on his continent.
In Cotopaxi, we climbed up to 5100 meters of the 6000 that the Cotopaxi Volcano has, the peak that is furthest from the center of the earth (More than Everest due to its location in Ecuador and the flattened sphere shape that the Earth has )