While most travelers head to Brazil, Peru and Chile when hitting up South America, they miss out on some fabulous attractions in Ecuador. This fascinating country has more than its fair share to offer visitors, and if you’re looking for some true tastes of South America and the magical wonders of this continent, the attractions in Ecuador will leave you wanting more.
Get closer to the gods with a trip to Cotopaxi, one of the most breathtaking attractions in Ecuador! Cotopaxi is one of the volcanoes that makes up the Pacific Rim of Fire and rises to 5,897m (19,347ft). It is the second highest peak in Ecuador and one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, having erupted 50 times since the 1700s. Located in the Cotopaxi National Park, it is just 28km (17mi) from Quito. Day trips are available from the city.