El Angel Ecological Reserve The El Ángel Ecological Reserve is one of the most unique natural areas of Ecuador. It is located all the way up north of the country, close to the Colombian border. The reserve is well known for is mysterious landscapes with frailejones and Polylepis paper trees. In the area live deers, wolves, reptiles and even condors. Despite the extraordinary features of this place, the reserve is considered an unspoilt gem as still not many visitors know of its existence. In this excursion you will visit the frailejones forest for a hike in this special scenery. The frailejones can grow up to 7 meters high and take up over 11 hectares. During the drive up here you will enjoy the scenic views of valleys against mountainous backdrops.