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 THINGS TO DO [ANDEAN ACTIVITIES]

Hiking, trout fishing and camping are some of the most popular activities for tourists visiting the Andes. In Cajas, youíll find high crags and narrow, extensive box canyons which house more than 200 of the regionís lakes.

For its part, Podocarpus National Park offers a large range of orchids, an infinite number of romerillos, and of course, the rare podocarpus tree. Horseback riding and hiking to the lakes of Los Compadres, near the Picachos del Condor are just some of the possible activities.

Vilcabamba
, in the province of Loja, also offers treks in the mountains and river sports. The area next to the Chamba and Uchima Rivers and around the hills of Mandango offer perfect terrain where you can enjoy horseback riding.

Extensive sugarcane plantations with haciendas and sugar mills are found in the Yunguilla Valley near Cuenca. Citrus fruits, coffee and tomatoes are all grown in these fertile lands.

Another area with old haciendas is San Fernando. Here, you can camp at San Pablo hill and Nobusquina and Busa lakes. In Loja, don't miss the picturesque tropical-climate valleys of Catamayo with its cane crops, and the coffee plantations in Malacatos.

Last updated 4th July 2006

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