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Located south of Quito along the Pan American Highway is a series of mountain ranges and valleys that weave in and around a number of high volcanic peaks including Cotopaxi, Llinizia, Chimborazo and Tungurahua.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Avenida is actually the Panamerica Highway. We drove it north to Quito. You can see various volcanoes on both sides of the road, the most famous being Cotopaxi. To see this volcano best you have to turn of the highway and drive into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I have often driven through Riobamba on my way from Cuenca to Banos or Quito, and most of these experiences have been disappointing because the cloud cover totally obscured Chimborazo, as well as the other volcanoes nearby. This past time was the exception, and I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Louisb333
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This amazing drive winds between volcanoes and valleys. Clouds are an issue so you might miss many of the peaks if you don't plan to stay over along the route, and you should as many hikes deserves a longer exploration.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank beppo81
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We drove this route with our guide. He pointed out the main peaks (some of which were visible through the clouds) and we admired the scenery. We stopped at various towns for a market, some snacks or just to view the scenery. We loved watching...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Coming from flat northern England, the whole area is breahtaking. Imagine just motoring along and seeing Cotopaxi? And then climbing it?! Amazing scenery, loved it

Date of experience: June 2015
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