Visitors of Ecuador will likely be taken aback by the country's lush beauty, and a must-see destination while in the country is the Sangay National Park.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, the park features everything from tropical rainforests, glaciers and two active volcanoes, making for an exciting excursion. Although it was once on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the park was removed from the list in 2005.
The park is in the Cordillera Oriental region of the Andes in central Ecuador, and is home to the Tungurahua and Sangay active volcanoes. Although the last noted eruption of Tungurahua was in 1925, Sangay continues to eject hot rocks on a regular basis. Travelers will also get a chance to hike along El Altar, which is no longer active.
Birdwatchers will especially want to visit the park, as there are between 300 and 400 species residing in the area, including the condor. In addition to the numerous birds, rare species such as spectacled bears and mountain tapirs roam the grounds, and lucky hikers just may be able to catch a glimpse.