Welcome to a kaleidoscopic vision of all variations of green, golden and orange colored fields and valleys, flanked by awe-inspiring volcanoes, covered in bluish glaciers and perpetual snow, towering 5 and 6 thousand meters above sea level. The German scientist, Alexander Von Humboldt graphically named this area the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”.
The Pan-American Highway and several rail roads wind through these verdant valleys and river gorges: a true Boulevard of Volcanoes, created by the powerful forces of nature, lining your journey on either side. In this part of the Andes you find the highest and most impressive volcanoes, including the geometrically perfect colossus Mount Cotopaxi, one of the world’s highest active volcano and Mount Chimborazo at more than 6 thousand meters above sea level. Chimborazo is the highest point on the planet, measured from the center of the earth.
All through the Andean region, your encounters include picturesque villages and traditional Indian markets and fairs which fly high with color and creativity represented in imaginative handicrafts and local produce.