Laguna de Quilotoa, Ecuador. The crater lake of Laguna Quilotoa is nestled 3,800m high in an active Andean volcano. Located about 100 km south of Quito, the ‘Laguna,’ or lake, sparkles a beautiful emerald colour due to high mineral content in the icy water. The surrounding area offers stunning vistas with high mountain peaks and rugged Andean landscapes.

Laguna de Quilotoa, Ecuador. The crater lake of Laguna Quilotoa is nestled 3,800m high in an active Andean volcano. Located about 100 km south of Quito, the ‘Laguna,’ or lake, sparkles a beautiful emerald colour due to high mineral content in the icy water. The surrounding area offers stunning vistas with high mountain peaks and rugged Andean landscapes.

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To our students traveling to Ecuador to participate in our Exchange Program with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito!

Going to Quito, Ecuador? Head straight for the historic center and check out these gorgeous places! Read more: 10 Places to Visit in Historical Quito Ecuador

10 Places to Visit in Historical Quito Ecuador

Going to Ecuador? Don't miss its gorgeous historic center, located in the capital, Quito! From stunning churches to lovely colonial streets, you won't run out of things to do here: 10 Places to Visit in Historical Quito Ecuador

From the creepy clown trash cans (seriously, Ecuador, WTF?) to llamas and knee injuries in the Andes and making turtle friends in the Galapagos Islands, we had a fantastic time during our month backpacking in Ecuador! Here are 30 things no one told us about before we visited Ecuador….

30 Things No One Tells You About Backpacking in Ecuador

From the creepy clown trash cans (seriously, Ecuador, WTF?) to llamas and knee injuries in the Andes and making turtle friends in the Galapagos Islands, we had a fantastic time during our month backpa

My Recommendations for Great Walks in the beautiful South America country of Ecuador {Big World Small Pockets}

Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

Set in the beautiful Andes, Ecuador, in South America, is the perfect walking territory. Here are my top treks to hike while you're there {Big World Small Pockets}

Going to South America and budgeting Ecuador for a week of travel!

How to do nine days Ecuador for under $400

Pailon del Diablo Bridge, Gateway to the Amazon, Banos Ecuador

Baños, located at the base of the Tungurahua volcano, is a popular city for expats and thrill seekers. The city's proper name is Baños de Agua Santa - Baths of

Quilotoa Ecuador, is a stunning volcanic caldera crater high in the Andes mountains in Ecuador. The Quilotoa Loop is a very popular hiking trail which loops around the Panamericana visiting many villages and the Laguna de Quilotoa, called the Lake Quilotoa or Quilotoa Lagoon. Close to Quito Ecuador, Quilotoa Loop can be visited as a day trip from Quito. One of the top things to do in Ecuador and top places to visit in Ecuador. Read more in our Ecuador Travel Guide.

Why you must visit Quilotoa Lake in Ecudaor

Quilotoa Ecuador, is a stunning volcanic caldera crater high in the Andes mountains in Ecuador. The Quilotoa Loop is a very popular hiking trail which loops around the Panamericana visiting many villages and the Laguna de Quilotoa, called the Lake Quiloto

Visiting Ecuador? Don't forget to try out the must eat street food in Quito! Empanadas and helado are just a start!

Must Eat: 15 Best Street Foods in Quito, Ecuador

6 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING ECUADOR | http://www.gringajourneys.com/visiting-ecuador/

6 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING ECUADOR

If you& planning a trip to Ecuador, here are 6 things that you should probably know before you go along with some fun facts!

The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands - infographic | Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are the best times to visit the Galapagos Islands

Waterfall hike in Banos, Ecuador >>> This looks like a crazy fun hike, apparently at some points you have to crawl!

Peldaños del Cañón (Rungs of the Canyon) in South America. The famous staircase leading to the canyon, located near the big waterfall Pailon del Diablo (Ecuador). This is one of the major local attractions.

Laguna de Cuicocha, Cotacachi, Ecuador. One of my the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Laguna de Cuicocha, Cotacachi, Ecuador: This reserve protects a huge swath of the western Andes. The range of altitudes, from Volcán Cotacachi to the coastal lowland rainforests, means an abundance of biodiversity.

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