The Andean region of Ecuador is a showcase of impressive volcanoes, quaint colonial towns and home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Andean region of Ecuador is divided into two sections: the Northern Andes and Southern Andes. Also known as "La Sierra" or the highlands, the northern part of this impressive mountain chain, which cradles the capital city of Quito, is the most visited region of the country.

Adding to this enchanting panorama are haciendas that date back as far as the 16th century. Domesticated llamas and alpacas, roam these farms, along with sheep, horses and cattle. Many main houses in these haciendas have been converted into comfortable lodges with high-ceilinged rooms and cozy fireplaces. Well-kept stables provide guests with horses to ride around the high prairie, enjoying sweeping views of this highland environment that sometimes blossoms with large carpets of wildflowers. Although not lacking in precious colonial architecture, the Southern Andes are mostly noted for having some of the oldest and most preserved archeological ruins, as well as several handicraft villages that produce exquisite woven articles, ceramics and medicine plants. Colorful festivals with roots in the country’s indigenous past, as well as the more recent Spanish colonial presence, are also part of the region’s allure.

Ranging in elevation between 1.500 meters (4.921 feet) to 6.310 meters (20.702 feet) at the Summit of Chimborazo, the highest snow-capped volcano in the country, the Ecuadorian Andes include some so the country´s most emblematic icons. Vast mosaic-like potato, corn and bean fields, volcanic lagoons and lakes, a cloud forest teaming with hundreds of orchid and bird species, Inca ruins and natural hot springs adorn the Andean landscape with spectacular views!! You can enjoy from the comfort of a vehicle, hanging in a zip line, riding a horse, to being riding a mountain bike at 17.000 feet! Look for the different options that Suviatour offers as one-day-trips, two-day-trips or multi-days-trips in Quito, Cotopaxi, Antisana, Otavalo, Baños or Mindo! 

Ancient cities, an avenue of volcanoes, indigenous communities, colorful outdoor markets, and a historic train that crosses the Andes await!