With stunning scenery, panoramic views, cosy hostels and delicious food the Quilotoa Loop is a hikers paradise. For some reason, unbeknown to us, it is still much less popular than some of the other treks in South America and remains somewhat of a hidden gem in the Andes.
With its ease of accessibility and magnificent city views, Rucu Pichincha is great hike for anyone visiting Quito, especially those looking to acclimatise before tackling some of Ecuador’s even bigger peaks.
Halfway between Medellin and Cali, nestled amongst beautiful green mountains and coffee plantations is the small town of Salento. Although historically surviving off river trout farming and the coffee industry, Salento is increasingly becoming a major tourist destination
Self-declaring itself as the most beautiful town in Colombia, Jardin has a serious reputation to live up to. But with its magnificent cathedral, colourful houses and surrounding hillside decorated coffee plantations it is definitely a contender.