Cayambe is located in the Cordillera Oriental, in Pichincha province some 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Quito. It is the third highest mountain in Ecuador. Cayambe, which has a permanent snow cap, is a Holocene compound volcano which has not erupted in historical times. At 4,690 m (15,387 ft)
The town of Cayambe takes its name from the volcano.
Encircled by fantastic Andes volcanoes, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, became the first city in the world to be named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. Due to its elevated location and mild climate, Quito, the second highest capital city in the world at 2,850 meters, can be visited any time of the year,making ita dreamer’s paradise for travellers.
Pastaza River in the Amazon basin
Limpiopungo Lagoon and Cotopaxi Mountain
Train route through ”la Nariz del diablo” (devil’s nose) in Riobamba - Ecuador
Ecuador’s railway network is scheduled to radically revamp in 2013 with new lines linking increasingly cosmopolitan Quito and the coastal port of Guayaquil. Tracks will also connect Ecuador’s famed 5900m-high volcano Cotopaxi and the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose), claiming the steepest (and most hair-raising) stretch of railway in the western world. Developers believe the gamble will pay off and pull in unprecedented tourist numbers
By Lonely Planet