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After (85 Km) the route takes us into an inter-Andean valley which marks a transition to the coastal plain, with different climatic zones and ecosystems: the western Andean foothills, the subtropical valley and the desert like zone. It is also the doorway to the Tumbesian region. Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Stripped Owl, the endemic Tumbesian Pacific Elania and the Pale-headed Brush-Finch, were rediscovered in 1998 and it are quite common in the area. Also Yunguilla is known as the best place for rest in the Azuay area thanks to the nice weather conditions and the different facilities we find there.


  • Moderate activities of  8 hours per day
  • Highland terrain elevations from range from 1200 m  to 1600 m
  • Warm and hot weather
  • Early departures
  • Very few mosquitoes: light insect repellent and long sleeves are recommended. Book now


Photo below belongs to DrDickr on Flickr

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