From thick, sweltering jungle to soaring, icy peaks, Ecuador crams a lot into a small country.
From short, half day visits to multi-day treks, Cajas National Park is a playground for budding Andean adventurers.
Ecuador is overflowing with great hiking and climbing opportunities, but where to start?
Imbabura sets itself apart from Ecuador's other volcanoes with its low, blown out crater, complete with evocative, primordial-style rock formations.
Sincholagua gets onto so few hikers' hit lists that if you make it out to this far flung peak it means you're probably well on your way to becoming a veteran of the Ecuadorian wilderness.
The Ecuadorian village of Oyacachi is a brilliant example of community-managed tourism at its best.
Ecuador is a badass little country.
Cuy (Guinea pig) is perhaps one of the more unusual meats you might run into in South America.