Sangay National Park – Ecuador National Parks


The Sangay National Park was declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. The best-known attractions within this park are the Altar Volcano, the Tungurahua Volcano and the Sangay Volcano, the latter two with great volcanic activity in the last decades, especially the Sangay. The Sangay National Park can offer everything, from the steepest snow-capped peaks, to the most biodiverse and exuberant jungles, large lagoons with fabulous landscapes, and the sources of large-flow rivers that head towards the Amazon. The number of records is 107 mammals, 400 birds, 90 amphibians, 26 reptiles and 17 fish, including some endemic species such as a wild guinea pig and the Azuay shrew. There are more than 3,000 plant species of which 586 are unique to the area, including around 250 orchids.

Sangay National Park
Info Sangay National Park
Protected from 1975
Area 502105ha
Elevation 900 – 5230m
Facilities Ozogoche Trail, Yellow Lagoon of the Altar, Qhapaq Ñan (Inca Trail), Arrayanes Forest
Activities Mountaineering, hiking, cycling, photography, camping, climbing, jungle tour, rafting