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Riobamba

Located in central Ecuador, Riobamba is translated from Spanish as ‘River Valley’. It is the capital of the Chimborazo Province and is the third largest city in Ecuador. Known to locals as ‘Sultan of the Andes’ Riobamba is enveloped by snowcapped mountains and hills. Enquire with us and we can tell you more about the wonders of Riobamba.

Treat yourself to the best views of Riobamba from Parque 21 de Abril, near to the train station. Here visitors will have panoramic views of the city. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest mountain. Hiking enthusiasts can adventure on a trail with a guide.

Riobamba is usually used as a base for tours and excursions such as Devil’s Nose Train, the city itself has plenty to offer visitors. There are a range of picturesque parks in the city to take a stroll in such as Parque Maldonado which features a number of fountains and gardens surrounding the beautiful cathedral. For the biggest park in the city, take a trip to Parque Guayaquil and situated close to the main football stadium.

For a taste of the local culture, Saturdays are a perfect opportunity to sample produce and buy handicrafts from the regional market. After a day of culture and shopping at the market, unwind at the laguana de Ozogoche, which has an impressive 60 lakes to explore!

A great time to visit Riobamba is during Ecuadorean festivities which take place on April 21st. Join in and celebrate with lots going on such as street parades, dancing, music and fireworks.

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