Quito is the perfect destination for lovers of adventure tourism

The Capital of the Center of the World receives tourists from different latitudes

(Source: Quito Turismo)

Thanks to its privileged location in the equatorial zone of the Andes mountain range and proximity to volcanic areas, Quito has established itself as one of the first-class adventure tourist destinations in Latin America. The city is a safe bet for travelers looking for a dose of adrenaline.


Routes that range from short walks to multi-day trails. Hikers can explore the Yanacocha Reserve, the culuncos of Yunguilla or the trails in paramo ecosystems in Protected Natural Areas such as La Mica, in the Antisana National Park, and 'Agua y Vida' in the Cayambe-Coca National Park, places that They will transport you to dream landscapes.

For those looking for a challenge, Pichincha offers an eight-hour tour that allows you to admire the Rucu and Guagua Pichincha volcanoes, which is part of the Pichincha-Atacazo Natural Area of ​​Special Intervention and Recovery (AIER). All routes have mountain tourism guide service.

Bird watching is one of the most outstanding experiences in Quito. The city is known for its diversity of species, some of them unique in the world. The main sites for birdwatching are Bellavista Cloud Forest, Amagusa, Tandayapa, Antisanilla, the Yanacocha reserve and the Pahuma reserve.

Mountain biking

The numerous hills that Quito has allow for ascents and descents on all types of terrain, making mountain biking one of the most requested activities by tourists. There is a wide variety of routes around the city, designed with different levels of difficulty.

Adventure sports

For the most adventurous, the Pahuma Orquideological Reserve offers the opportunity to practice rappelling in waterfalls and waterfalls of different difficulties. For their part, Nayón Xtreme Valley and Tucanopy offer the experience of flying over the forests of Quito practicing canopy.


The capital offers a variety of rural reserves where you can spend the night surrounded by nature. The Secas Lagoon in Píntag, the Loreto, Baños and Parcacocha lagoons in the Cayambe-Coca National Park and the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve are ideal places for camping and outdoor activities.


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