MenuBlogVisited RegionsPeru 2Bolivia 2ArgentinaChile 2BoliviaChilePeruEcuadorColombiaVariousRouteInfoContact meOther JourneysSite en françaisSelected region: Ecuador An awesome country — Aug 20, 2019 — Ecuador After three months in Ecuador, the country is now one of my favourite. I like everything in this small country; the mountains, the markets, the villages... read more Road to Zaruma — Aug 19, 2019 — Ecuador It's the end of my visit in Ecuador. I am heading toward the small town of Zaruma for a night, and the next day, I will cross the border and enter Peru.Curiously... read more Cajas National Park — Aug 16, 2019 — Ecuador The Cajas National Park, only 30 kilometres from Cuenca, is a vast mountainous area of páramo and glacial lakes. This very wet and foggy region is considered... read more Cuenca and the surroundings — Aug 14, 2019 — Ecuador Cuenca is one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador after Quito. The capital is more impressive, but it's not a city where I would like to live since... read more Baños and the surroundings — Aug 8, 2019 — Ecuador I am now driving towards the town of Baños.As usual, instead of going by a fast-paved road, I drove some small mountain roads in order to enjoy the scenery... read more On the road #2 — Aug 5, 2019 — Ecuador A nice excursion near Otavalo is to go to the Lagunas de Mojanda at an altitude of 3720 metres. A popular place of interest is to visit the Mitad del... read more Otavalo — Aug 3, 2019 — Ecuador Otavalo is famous for its legendary craft market. If someone wants to buy a souvenir from Ecuador, it's the place to come. But watch out, bargaining is... read more On the road #1 — Aug 1, 2019 — Ecuador Mindo is a small village known for the number of bird species in its surroundings; more than 400 have been observed. However, during the nice season... read more Quito — Jul 20, 2019 — Ecuador Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located in spectacular scenery at an altitude of 2800 metres, surrounded by lovely mountains. The “Old Town”... read more Cayambe-Coca National Park - part 2 — Jul 11, 2019 — Ecuador I'm still exploring the Cayambe-Coca National Park from the city of Cayambe. Yes Cayambe is a city, a park, and a volcano.This time, I went to the mountain... read more Cayambe-Coca National Park - part 1 — Jul 9, 2019 — Ecuador The park is home to Cayambe Volcano, the third-highest summit of the country with a height of 5790 metres. It's a vast territory that I explored from... read more Looking for condors — Jul 7, 2019 — Ecuador I went to Laguna de Secas to see condors. On the internet, everybody says that they are easy to observe. It was the truth!On the previous photo, there... read more Cotopaxi Volcano — Jul 5, 2019 — Ecuador The Cotopaxi Volcano is a magnificent symmetrical cone covered by a glacier. To see this awesome summit in all its glory requires a bit of luck since... read more Laguna Quilotoa — Jul 2, 2019 — Ecuador The Quilotoa is a crater lake, with a width of about 3 kilometres, that was created after the collapse of a volcano that erupted some 600 years ago. The... read more The Quilotoa Loop — Jun 30, 2019 — Ecuador The Quilotoa loop is a circular road going around the famous Laguna Quilotoa. It's a popular itinerary with hikers since the roads and trails cross picturesque... read more Zumbahua — Jun 29, 2019 — Ecuador Zumbahua is a small town located about 12 km south of Laguna Quilotoa, at an altitude of 3800 metres. The main highlight of the place is the weekly market... read more Saquisilí's market — Jun 27, 2019 — Ecuador The market in Saquisilí has been one of the most impressive I've seen in Ecuador. The day starts with the animals market, on the outskirt of town, and... read more Pujilí's market — Jun 26, 2019 — Ecuador The small town of Pujilí is host to an interesting biweekly market. The market is located in the centre of town, on the central plaza.You will notice... read more The Highlands - part 3 — Jun 25, 2019 — Ecuador Here are more photos of the magnificent mountains of Ecuador.I'm still following the Trans-Ecuador Trail, and consequently, I meet courageous cyclists... read more Salinas de Guaranda — Jun 23, 2019 — Ecuador Salinas is a superb village very popular with travellers and locals alike. In addition to being picturesque, Salinas could be described as a small gastronomic... read more Chimborazo Region — Jun 21, 2019 — Ecuador The Chimborazo volcano is the tallest mountain of Ecuador at 6263 metres. Due to the shape of Earth, the Chimborazo is both the furthest point from the... read more A long day — Jun 16, 2019 — Ecuador The mountains of Ecuador are magnificent, but they can hide a few surprises. A few parts of my itinerary follow the trail called Trans-Ecuador. The trail... read more The Highlands - part 2 — Jun 15, 2019 — Ecuador My journey through the mountains of Ecuador is still going on. The landscapes are still spectacular. On these mountain roads, there are often road signs... read more Nariz del Diablo — Jun 13, 2019 — Ecuador Nariz del Diablo means the Devil's Nose. It's a superb region with fantastic landscapes, but also where the Trans-Andean train was crossing a steep cliff... read more The Highlands - part 1 — Jun 11, 2019 — Ecuador Departing from Guayaquil on the coast, I head toward the Andean Mountains. It's the longest mountain range in the world with a length of 7100 kilometres... read more The first 6 weeks — Jun 9, 2019 — Ecuador As I write these lines, I have been in Ecuador for almost 6 weeks. My first stop in the country has been the town of Tulcán, a pleasant mountain town... read more Guayaquil - part 2 — Jun 8, 2019 — Ecuador Here is the second part of my stay in Guayaquil.Park Bolivar is also nicknamed the park of iguanas because of the many reptiles that permanently lives... read more Guayaquil - part 1 — Jun 7, 2019 — Ecuador Guayaquil is the second city in importance in Ecuador after the capital Quito. However, it's the economic heart of the country with its 2.7 million inhabitants.It's... read more Parque nacional Machalilla — Jun 3, 2019 — Ecuador Machalilla Park is the only coastal park in Ecuador. Created in 1979, the park protects about 50 km of beaches, 400 sq km of tropical dry forest, and... read more Pacific Coast — May 28, 2019 — Ecuador When I was in panama, in the oppressive heat, I was dreaming of the mountains with its colder climate. But before exploring the Ecuadorian mountains... read more From Tulcán to the Pacific Ocean — May 26, 2019 — Ecuador Some magnificent scenery on the trail from Tulcán to the Pacific Coast... read more Tulcán — May 24, 2019 — Ecuador Tulcán is the kind of town I love. At an altitude of 3000 metres, the refreshing climate is excellent. Few tourists stop here since the town is not famous... read more Copyright © 2010-2023 Jocelyn Ouellet. All rights reserved.