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Avenue of the Volcanoes & Central Highlands


To the south of Quito in the Central Highlands lies the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes'.

Here an impressive spine of towering peaks lining the route south has created some of the best mountains in Ecuador.

The area attracts plenty of climbers and trekkers, but is equally loved by those in search of colonial towns, teeming markets and charming haciendas.

Top itineraries in Avenue of the Volcanoes & Central Highlands

Ecuador by Train & Galapagos Island Stay

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,795 pp incl. flights

Explore some of Ecuador's most impressive landscapes aboard the award-winning Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) as you travel through the high Andes to the coastal city of Guayaquil.

Grand Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

17-day tailor-made journey from £7,605 pp incl. flights

Straddling the equator, mainland Ecuador boasts colonial cities, beautiful haciendas, towering volcanoes and green and steamy jungles. Combined with the incredible beauty and diversity of nature that can only be found on the Galapagos, it's a truly compelling destination.

Where to go in Avenue of the Volcanoes & Central Highlands


Ecuador's third largest city, Cuenca, is also its most pleasant.


Riobamba is located in the heartland of Ecuador. It is a pleasant city of impressive colonial buildings and churches offering brilliant views of the surrounding volcanic peaks.


The beautiful setting and subtropical climate of Baños make it a popular holiday resort.

Cotopaxi National Park

The snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano is the centerpiece of this national park, one of Ecuador's prime tourist destinations.

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