Andean Highlands

Andean Highlands are a very scenic region in . At an elevation of over 2,200 m, the Andean highlands offer a breathtaking natural experience. This part of Ecuador preserves much of its original pre-Columbian heritage, which is seen in the food language, clothes and costumes of many people.

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is the capital of . It was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a vibrant colonial city in southern , the third largest in the country, and the capital of Azuay Province. Photo: PAULOGARCIA2005, CC BY 3.0.

Parque Nacional is a national park in the central Andes of about 50 km southeast of central . Photo: M Blissett, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city in the Andean highlands of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


is a city located in the central valley of . Photo: Laliria2014, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is in the eastern Andean Highlands of . Photo: Cptnemo, Public domain.

, formerly Loxa and fully City of the Immaculate Conception of , is the capital of 's . Photo: Franzpc, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in the Central Andean Highlands region of . Photo: Sissssou, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city in . It's a colonial town of 100,000 inhabitants and the capital of Imbabura province, and is halfway to the Ecuador- border at Tulcán.

is the capital of the province of Carchi in and the seat of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a small city in the Andean Highlands of under the smoke of volcano Tungurahua. Photo: Fmbz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in central . It is the capital of Bolívar, a province located in the Andes mountains. Photo:, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a small town in . It has about 50,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the canton of the same name. Photo: Rastapopulous, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the highlight of the , 14 km north of Zumbahua. Photo: simonmatzinger, CC BY 2.0.

is a small town in the Andean foothills of . Photo: GreenockBeejamin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Cuicocha is a 3 km wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of in the Cordillera Occidental of the . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, meaning Sacred Valley, is a quiet, scenic, peaceful valley near the Podocarpus National Park in southern . Photo: Arabsalam, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a village in the Andean Highlands of . Photo: Ondřej Žváček, CC BY 2.5.

is in the Andean Highlands of , significant to travelers for being the closest town to the Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre which opened in 2013 to serve the capital, .

Andean Highlands

Latitude of center
-1° or 1° south
Longitude of center
-79° or 79° west

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