Ecuador’s Andean region is approximately 600km long, with elevations ranging from 1,500m above sea level in its subtropical valleys, to 6,000m at its highest volcanic peaks. The variety of microclimates, impressive landscapes and enormous biodiversity, as well as its fascinating indigenous cultures, makes it one of the most visited areas in the country.
The Andes are home to 50% of Ecuador’s population, and the country’s capital, Quito, is located in a circle of mountainous peaks. It is the world’s second highest capital and has one of the finest settings of any city in the world. In addition to being home to excellent museums, churches and art galleries.