Just pack up you sack, hire trekking and camping equipment and let yourself free in the countryside to explore the Andes and it various rivers, plains and grasslands. Your walking boots will be busted by the time you finish your trek and reach Quito. There are many sites in and around Quito that offer wonderful opportunities for nature lovers.
The Los Cedros Ecological Reserve with 6,000 hectares of virgin forests in the El Chocó region is a paradise for trekkers and scientists.
Cotopaxi National Park, a wonderfully reserved national park has an interesting walking trail from Panzaleo to Limpiopungo via which you can discover the beauty of Cotopaxi volcano.
The woodlands of Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserves have a rich diversity of flora and fauna at a higher altitude of 3,400 meters.
As you enjoy camping by the lakeside, the magnificent view of the snow-capped Cayambe is sure to enthrall you.