Category Archives: Cities

Riobamba and the Chimborazo

The city of Riobamba is the capital of the province Chimborazo, which is named after the famous volcano. The 6,300 meters high volcano Chimborazo lies only 30 km from the city and can be seen from there on clear days. The … Continue reading

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Latacunga

Latacunga is a city of 60,000 and the capital of the province Cotopaxi in Ecuador. It lies at 2,700 meters in the central highlands, pretty close to the famous volcano Cotopaxi (5,897 m).    Center of Latacunga We came to … Continue reading

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Lago Agrio

The tropic city Lago Agrio, also know as Nueva Loja, ist the capital of the jungle province Sucumbios. It was founded as a base camp of the large oil companies a few decades ago, and everything in Lago Agrio is … Continue reading

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Baños

Baños is a small city in central Ecuador which is very popular among tourists. It is known as the Gateway to the Amazon and famous for the many sports activities offered there, e.g., canyoning, rafting and kayaking. Some interesting hikes … Continue reading

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Cuenca

Cuenca is a city of about 330,000 inhabitants in the southern highlands of Ecuador. It lies roughly 2500 above sea level and many people we met consider it one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador due to its many … Continue reading

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