This inactive volcano has its very own village.
Warning: An inhabited crater!
The Pululahua volcano is, quite literally, not far from the middle of the world and has been inactive for thousands of years. Today, it is a haven for some of the wildest flora and fauna in Ecuador and, most interestingly, it is also one of the very few inhabited craters in the world. Yes, that's right: being inactive for so long, a small village has developed here. You can reach the village by foot, through the lush valley surrounding the volcano, giving you the chance to spot a wide variety of animals including many stunning species of birds, as well as bromelias, orchids and countless other beautiful plants. We recommend continuing on foot to the summit of the volcano to get a feel for the sheer vastness of Ecuador and a unique view of the capital and surrounding area.