Brief Description of Ecuador
In spite of its relatively small size, Ecuador is one of the most varied and biodiverse countries on Earth. Situated in north-western South America, the equatorial country boasts tropical rain forests, high pampas, glaciated mountain peaks and stunning white sand beaches. As a result of its stunning natural beauty, tourism is one of the main drivers of the Ecuadorian economy, with many outdoor adventure seekers coming to the country for hiking and climbing trips.
Famous Mountains in Ecuador
The Andes Mountains run through the centre of Ecuador, dividing the east of the country from the west. Among these mountains are some of South America’s tallest volcanoes and the only glaciers located directly on the equator.
However, the most famous mountain in Ecuador is also its tallest: Chimborazo. At 6,263 metres (20,549 feet) in elevation, the inactive stratovolcano offers an intermediate-level challenge for mountaineers and some great lower-elevation scenic vistas for trekkers too.
Other popular peaks in Ecuador are:
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