6-day Ecuador Andes Hiking Tour From Quito

6-Day Ecuador Andes Hiking Tour from Quito

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: TREKKING IN COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Begin by hiking the sierra climate around the Limpiopungo lagoon (13000 ft/3800 m) on the foothills of the Rumiñahui volcano. From here, we have the best views of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. There is also the possibility to see wild horses, wild bulls and some bird species. If the weather conditions permit, we will attempt to trek to the basecamp at 16000 ft. (4876 m). Concluding our day, you will be transferred to Isinlivi where you will spend the night.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hostal Llullu Llama or similar.

Day 2: TREKKING THROUGH THE TOACHI CANYON & CHUGCHILAN

Stop At: Chugchilan, Via a Sigchos, Ecuador
Today, the magic Andean mountain atmosphere will inspire you on a trek along the Toachi canyon. You will hike down to the canyon of the Toachi River and then back up to the main road that will take you to Chugchilan, a small town located in the middle of the Quilotoa loop. In the afternoon, you can explore the village by yourself and enjoy the rest of the day.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hostal Mama Hilda or similar.

Day 3: TREKKING TO QUILOTOA.

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
After breakfast, you will begin your hiking adventure of 11 km (6,9 miles) on small trails blazed by the mountain people and still used by locals to transport products and to travel across canyons to reach neighboring communities. You will hike down across impressive canyons to later climb back up to the top of the crater rim, where you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Quilotoa Lake. Then, you will be transferred to the lodge in a magical hacienda in the foothills of Chimborazo volcano.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Andaluza Hacienda or similar.

Day 4: TREK TO CHIMBORAZO BASECAMP

Stop At: Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador
Early in the morning, you will drive through valleys and farming villages towards the Chimborazo Volcano, the highest in Ecuador, with an elevation of 6310 meters above the sea level, whose summit is the world farthest point from the center of the earth. On the hike to the glacier, you can also spot several animals face-to-face, such as the Andean condor, hummingbirds, and the timid wild Vicuñas. A delicious picnic will be organized at the base camp before you leave.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Casa de Luis Hotel or similar.

Day 5: TREK IN THE LLANGANATES NATIONAL PARK

Stop At: Llanganates National Park, Pillaro, Ecuador
Trek in Llanganates National Park for 6 hours, famous for its amazing landscapes and storied mystery. Legend has it that the Inca General Ruminahui has a large sum of gold hidden somewhere in the Tungurahua mountain range. Expect stunning views of the Tungurahua Volcano and the Sangay Volcano (if visibility is good). After this beautiful trek return to Banos to spend the lasts night in this magical town. In the evening, you can soak in the famous hot springs of Baños and experience the thriving nightlife of this town.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Casa de Luis Hotel or similar.

Day 6: HIKE TO THROUGH THE “WATERFALLS ROAD”

Stop At: Baños, Banos, Ecuador
Baños is very well known for its spectacular location right on the foothills of the Tungurahua active volcano. This morning you will hit the road of the waterfalls. The first stop will be at the Bride’s Veil waterfall, where you will take the “Tarabita” (cable car) to get across the Pastaza River. Then you will hike down for one hour to the Pailon del Diablo waterfall, the second highest in Ecuador. In the afternoon drive back to Quito.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Quito

Capital of Ecuador, declared World Heritage by the Unesco. One of its main features is the baroque architecture of the site. It has beautiful natural landscapes where the snowy volcanoes abound, one of the most famous is Cuicocha.

$1,505.38 Per Person