The Andes – 2 parallel mountain ranges with an intermediate plateau – crosses the country from North to South. Ten mountains reach above the snow line, the Chimborazo even up to 6300 meters. The Cotopaxi – an hour’s drive from Quito – is the highest active volcano in the world. On the mountain slopes of the Andes, the highland Indians have survived from agriculture and artesanacy for thousands of years. In the valleys we come across waterfalls, thermal baths, beautiful Indian markets and old haciendas.
I am Tom and I am from Belgium. I’ve lived in Ecuador for a decade and I’ve been working in tourism for 8 years. Therefore I obtained my tourism diploma in Ecuador. Traveling and discovering new places is my passion. Currently I live in Guamote, a small village between Riobamba and Alausi. Together with the local travel agency Descubre-Ecuador, we offer tailor-made tours in Galapagos and on the Ecuadorian mainland.