What to do

Chimborazo Fauna Reserve

Andes

Chimborazo, the highest mountain of Ecuador is the face of this reserve and dominates the fascinating Andean landscape.

Useful Data

The Chimborazo is visible from many places in the mountain region and from different angles. From the Panamericana it may be seen towards the west. If the mountains would be measured from the center of the earth instead of from the sea level, the Chimborazo will be the highest mountain in the world.
Weather
Fog, Rain
Altitude
6.310 Meters

Flora and Fauna

Flora:
Horsetail and pad, paramo straw, the ñáchag of small yellow flowers, the chuquiragua or the flor del andinista (climber flower), orejas de conejo (rabbit ears), romerillo, sunfo and the ashpachocho, trees like the kishuar and paper trees.
Fauna:
Llamas, vicunas and alpacas, deer, chucuris, paramo wolves, rabbits, opossums and pumas, condors, curiquingues, sparrowhawks, ligles, tanagers and hummingbirds, waterfowl like ducks and gulls, marsupial frogs and cutín frogs, guagsas and lizards.

Atractions

Chimborazo’s crater, El Arenal, route to the 1st Hnos (Brothers) refuge, Hnos Refuge. Carrel, Whymper Refuge, Lagoon, Ruta del Castillo (Castle route) path to ascend the Chimborazo, to the Chimborazo’s Summit, Carihuayrazo, Machay Temple, Árbol solitario (Lonely Tree), path to los hieleros , Path of the Polilepys forest, La Chorrera, Cullqui Surcuna, Yana Rumi, Cuartel de los Incas (the Incas Barracks), the San Rafael de Chuquipogio community, the Yurack Ugsha Carrel community.

Suggested Route

From Quito:
Use the Panamericana South towards Ambato city. From there continue on the road Ambato – Guaranda that crosses the reserve.
From Riobamba:
Use the road Riobamba – Guaranda (30 kilometers) until reaching the entrance to the reserve.

Where to eat at Andes

All
  • Gastronomy
Search
Debe seleccionar un país
  • Restaurants

    All Limon Restaurant

    We have an infrastructure in which every single detail is a part of a whole,…

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Aroma Cafeteria

    Address: Bolívar Oe-064 and Ascázubi, Cayambe, Ecuador. Email: liragardenia@hotmail.com Telephone(s): 2361776

    Read More

    11 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 11 Traveler Reviews.
  • Restaurants

    Casa de Fernando Restaurant

    Receive a warm welcome and we hope to live up to your expectations. Address: Panamericana…

    Read More

    38 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 38 Traveler Reviews.
  • Restaurants

    Delicatessen Katy Restaurant

    Our fresh products and our traditional unparalleled biscuits and delicacies of the zone make our…

    Read More

    4 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 4 Traveler Reviews.
  • Restaurants

    El Café de la Vaca (Cayambe)

    The true hacienda flavor is reflected in each and everyone of our recipes. The materials…

    Read More

    382 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 382 Traveler Reviews.
  • Restaurants

    El Café de la Vaca (Machachi)

    Address: Panamericana Sur, Km 41, Machachi, Ecuador. Email: cafemachachi@elcafedelavaca.com Telephone(s): 2-231-5012

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    El Pailón de Mushuñán Restaurant

    Did you know that Mushuñan means “new road”. According to history it was the only…

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Pizza Sa (C.C. River Mall)

    Address: Luis Cordero Avenue, Rivel Mall, Sangolquí. Email: dvivero@pizzasa.com; vverdezoto@pizzasa.com

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Pizzería El Hornero (Rumiñahui)

    Address: Mall Plaza del Valle Email: horresilalo@pizzeriaelhornero.com

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Pizzería Hornero – Machachi

    Address: Luis Cordero and Del Hogar Email: elhorneromachachi@sachaflor.com Telephone(s): 02 246-2893

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Restaurante La Posada del Chagra de Mama Inés

    Exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food and a very good service. This place is perfect to contemplate…

    Read More

    57 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 57 Traveler Reviews.
  • Restaurants

    Restaurante Lo Típico del Rincón Amazónico

    The “Rincón Amazónico” (“Amazonian Spot”) is a unique tourist attraction for locals and foreigners. It…

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Restaurante Marisquería Bucanero

    Address: Alianza Street, between Restauración and Ascázubi, Cayambe, Ecuador. Email: marisqueria.bucanero@hotmail.com Telephone(s): (02) 236-0564

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Rincón del Valle Steak House Restaurant

    The palate’s delight…We offer barbecues, dishes à la carte, lunches and events. Address: Amazonas Avenue…

    Read More

  • Restaurants

    Tradición Dieguito Restaurant

    Dieguito’s Tradition - Sangolquí’s Roast Pork, since 1991 thanks to our dedication and love for…

    Read More

  • Culinary Tourism

    Eat cascarita in Azogues

    Eating cascarita in Azogues is a unique experience because there isn’t another place where they…

    Read More

Similar Destinations

Andes

Cochasqui

North of the capital Quito, a series of mountains that form in knot Mojanda –…

Read More
Andes

Cuenca

The complete name of the city is “Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca”…

Read More
Andes

Ingapirca

Ingapirca Ruins are situated between the hills of the Andes of southern Ecuador, about 90…

Read More

Downloads

Know More