We have lived and traveled in the beautiful Sierra (mountains) region of Ecuador for almost 5 years. This post is all about how breathtaking it is!
The Sierra takes in the Ecuador’s Andes mountains and the Inter Andean highlands. We’ve traveled from Azauy to Cañar to Quito and we’ve put some of our favorite photos into a video slideshow.
(You may also enjoy reading our Ecuador travel page.)
Ecuador’s Andes: a Region of Amazing Scenery
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As we explore the Sierra we often find ourselves compelled to stop and take pictures. It’s the kind of thing whereby one of us will say “wow look at that, I can’t believe how beautiful it is, lets stop I’ve got to get a picture!”
The mountains, fields and valleys are gorgeous, we don’t get tired of seeing them.
Interested to photograph some of these areas on your trip? Here’s how to choose Best Camera for Travel.
Breathtaking Scenery in Ecuador’s Andes
When we were thinking about moving to Ecuador we imagined ourselves on the beach, but I think the scenery here in the Sierra is just as breathtaking. The way sun and clouds play off the landscape is always changing. And when the clouds rise up from the valleys to the tops of the mountains it’s a spectacular sight.
The climate zones change within the areas that make up the Sierra so we see different kinds of vegetation, grasses and trees, flowers and shrubs…
(Check out this post about one of our hikes. We were high up in the mountains around Cuenca, the pictures are beautiful.)
Planning a trip to the Andes? Here are the top 15 things to do in Ecuador’s Andes.
Have you been to Ecuador’s Andes? Please share your experiences with us by commenting on this post.