Llanganates National Park

Andes, Central Andes, National Parks

Established in 1996, Llanganates National Park is known for its abundant cloud forests, vast paramos, and mystical lagoons. Located in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Napo, Pastaza and Tungurahua, the park covers diverse ecosystems and is home to some of the country’s most interesting species in flora and fauna.

Besides… legend says that upon the conquest of the Spaniards, Inca leader Atahualpa buried his treasures under the hills of Llanganates. Many explorers have come to Llanganates on expeditions in search of the hidden gold, digging tirelessly for the treasures of the Inca Empire, which have never been found.

Treasure or not, this area is truly special and magical to explore. Stretching from the western paramos to the eastern cloud forests on the flanks of the Amazon, there are other wonders to keep an eye out for!