ANDES AND AMAZON ECUADOR | VIDEOS
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Cotopaxi National Park & Active Volcan
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Sixty million years ago, volcanic eruptions from the Earth's core led to the formation of the Andes mountain range. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Riobamba region of Ecuador, where 8 active volcanoes, stretched across approximately 300 kilometers, form the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Of these, the Cotopaxi volcano, a 19347 foot coneshaped giant, is considered the third most important active volcano in the world, according to the NASA sponsored Clirsen volcano research project.
But these awe inspiring, rugged peaks, once worshipped by the local people as minor deities are only one of the region's charms.