Ecuador is famous for its volcanoes. Cotopaxi is the second-highest mountain peak in the country, and one of Its unique features is its one of the few glaciers located along the equator. Cotopaxi is near Quito, which makes for a great day trip for visitors who are staying in Quito but looking to get out of the city for the day.
800 years ago this beautiful lake was formed high in the Andes when a volcano blew up. The lake is more than 250 meters deep and holds stunningly beautiful water in its basin. Try and explore it on a sunny day to witness the waters shift from eye-catching blue to an earthy green.
3. The Basilica of the National Vow
The Basilica is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the Western Hemisphere never completed. Local legend suggests the completion of the cathedral will bring about the end of the world.
4. El Panecillo
El Panecillo stands watch over the city of Quito. This 45-metre tall representation of the Virgin Mary is made up of 7,000 separate pieces of aluminum and is one of the only structures of the Virgin Mary to feature angel wings.
5. Malecon 2000
Guayaquil is a city with a unique youthful vibe, and Malecon 2000 is the center of its activity. This vibrant Riverwalk offers the fine art, museums, food and a place where community convenes. Malecon 2000is a great place to have a meal, a drink or partake in world-class shopping while in Ecuador.
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