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Pro Bici Riobamba
Nature is beautiful, guides are great (from support to historical/cultural stories along the route) and the trails are challenging and cool!
The nature and biodiversity between the Andes and the Amazon is of an amazing beauty.
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) Banos
Beautiful place, is amazing to see a little bit of nature in its greatest splendor :) A day full of adventure and great moments Recommended!
As you are walking into the park - which does have a nominal entrance fee (I think it was $2 for adults and $1 for kids) - you hit the beautiful Rio Verde and waterfall right away.
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El Cajas National Park Cuenca
... and great coffee is Hostería Dos Chorreras: a Swiss stile Cottage with amazing views, perfect staying at the National Park and they offer plenty of outdoors activities like fishing, horse back riding&more.
The park is home to over 150 species of birds, bears, pumas, wolves, foxes, and an assortment of alpine grasses, orchids, mosses, flowers amidst rugged peaks and lakes.
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Laguna Quilotoa Cotopaxi Province
The lake is huge and it is truly a spectacular place to walk around and take it all the beautiful nature that Ecuador has to offer.
In Quilotoa town we took a cab to the crater $2 PP. Park fee is $4 PP.
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Cotopaxi Volcano Tanicuchi
The hike up and down to/from the Refugio is simply beautiful!!!! It’s so cool to see wild horses, along with cows in the National Park.
The volcano here sits within a giant caldera of a super volcano which encompasses the national park.
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Laguna Grande Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
This location has beautiful scenery along with a large amount of unique wildlife make this a wonderful destination for anyone looking for an adventure in nature.
(thanks Marco!!!) The best thing about Kurt is not only his extended knoledge but his very primary exitement about the beauty of the nature that he shared with us.
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay Santa Cruz
I appreciate how the Ecuadorian government and people have preserved this beach so that nature lovers and everyone can appreciate its natural beauty without being destroyed by tourists.
A bit of a walk from the city centre but as soon as you enter the park bit it's really peaceful and nice.
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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge Mindo
An historical nature venue helps you see rare and shy birds.
This simple but lovely small lodge is located 30mn away from Mindo on a 25 ha private nature reserve.
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Cuyabeno Reserve Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Beautiful birds, poisonous frogs, sloths, anacondas, pink river dolphins, wild pigs, piranhas, orchids, something for every nature lover.
The whole park was absolutely beautiful and had so many fun animals, great activities and my lodge Caiman eco-lodge, was the best experience I have EVER had.
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North Seymour Island Baltra
This place is absolutely amazing, specially if you want to connect with nature and enjoy the magnificent Galapagos Islands.
Great itinerary with the local park guide.
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Tungurahua Banos
This is an ideal place to do ecotourism and extreme sports in nature, such as rafting, kayaking, canyoning, rock climbing, jump jumping, horseback riding, ecological walks and mountain biking.
We did the hike up from Pondoa to the refugio in the National Park.
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Playa de los Frailes Machalilla National Park
You will be able to visit 3 beaches, of which Los Frailes is the largest one, and walk along a few miradores with stunning views on the coast line of the national park.
You are able to park your car (pending availability) inside the park right by the beach or grab a moto-taxi (motorized rickshaw) for the 2.7km from The highway or you can walk.
Isla Bartolome Bartolome
We booked a day trip with Nature Galapagos & Ecuador tour company around 4 to 5 weeks before our trip on-line.
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Cotopaxi National Park Cotopaxi Province
We picked up Paulina who spoke excellent English and was a very valuable addition to our park experience (as well as an excellent photographer for couples photos!).
Surrounding Ecuador's second highest peak and an active volcano, the park offers many exciting hikes, bird watching, horse riding and camping options.
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Centro Ecuestre Bellavista Cuenca
I was also accompanied by a charming young guide by name of CJ, who made my ride even more special with his passion for horses and nature.. the other young guides that accompanied us were also wonderful and it was...
We rode through clouds and up to a high ridge where I could see down to two different gorgeous green valleys and across to the city of Cuenca and to the Las Cajas National Park.
Laguna Cuicocha Cotacachi
I loved this place instantly as I saw pictures of it, but as soon as you are there you really enjoy the view, the calm and start thinking about how long does it take for the nature to create this kind of beauty.
The National Park have museum, banos, and route for walking around the lake.
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Cerro Tijeretas Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
After a nice walk in the nature you will be rewarded with a nice view, refreshing water and a decent snorkeling spot.
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Puerto Chino Beach San Cristobal
We were on the National Geographic Endeavour and had the most wonderful Certified Galapagos Island National Park Guides.
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Reserva El Chato Puerto Ayora
A must visit, this preserve really showcases the amazing strides the Galapagos National Park has made to for-ever preserve these extraordinary reptiles.
If You Love Tortoises and Nature, You'll Be in Heaven!
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Parque Historico Guayaquil Guayaquil
This park is very beautiful and recreational, you can walk with the family and have fun watching different animals such as porcupine, owl, lazy bear, tapir, monkeys, lizards, turtles etc. also there is variety of...
Definitely I love this place, I didn’t find any drawback, and I recommend the park Iif you want to have a relaxing day or know more about Guayaquil city, and delight the typical food or delicious ice creams too.
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Pacha Quindi Nature Refuge Tandayapa
Insisted to see Pacha Quindi Nature refuge....so glad I did, The drive alone is worth the effort..plus Barbara& Tony have preserved a property that is truly special...BBC filmed here.
Pacha Quindi is a treasure for both veteran and novice bird watchers and nature lovers.
Parque Metropolitano Quito
Its a huge park so you can do different things, you can workout, they have plenty space and walking trails, kids zone, picnics, and they hace an special place for dogs to play.
Nice trees, great trails, excellent views and vistas from a number of look-outs throughout the park.
AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico Cuenca
The zoo also is signed in Spanish and English and creatively covers the topics of nature, habitat, fire, plastic pollution, illegal poaching and displays how many of the rescues were found and treated.
Wear your shoes, you go up and down like you are on a hiking trail throughout the park.
La Loberia San Cristobal
Quiet beach, beautiful nature what more can you ask for!
there's a small car park where the taxi will drop you off, follow the path towards the shore till it "T"s.
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Las Tintoreras Puerto Villamil
Amazing birds, sea creatures and nature.Snorkel/kayak trip.
We appreciated sharing a local person’s perspective on being a part of the Galapagos National Park.
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Isla de la Plata Machalilla National Park
Just Amazing displays of nature
La Isla de la Plata is a protected natural area which is part of the Machalilla National Park.
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Isla Portete Mompiche
Wonderful ocean, high palms, a very quiet place for walking along the beach and enjoying the nature.
My favorite beach was Mompiche since it gave me moments of celebration and relaxation, nature and adventure.
La Loberia Salinas
Incredible views to the ocean - nature at it's finest
If you are into nature and seeing things in their natural habitat then go here.
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Termas de Papallacta Papallacta
We did the hike into the adjacent national park which was a wonderful outing for about 2-3 hours.
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Plaza Abdon Calderon Cuenca
This main plaza, surrounded by beautiful churches and colonial building has huge trees, statues, park benches filled with local, lovely plants, and is very clean!,,,,
The Park also has many benches and photographers which capture memories with a touch of the local culture and is a gathering place for visitors and locals alike.
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