6-Day Ecuador Andes Hiking Tour From Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Swissôtel Quito, Av 12 de Octubre 1820 y, Luis Cordero, Quito 170525, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The pick-up for the Private Tour option is at your hotel in Quito.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 6 day program is designed for guests who would like to experience the beautiful nature of Ecuadorian Andes by hiking. You will discover a magical world of stunning landscapes and massive volcanoes. The trekking program will take you deep into the heart of the Andes, through the famous Volcano Avenue, you will be able to see several volcanoes and explore plenty of trails aroundIsinliv on the Quilotoa lagoon. Additionally, you will hike through the Chimborazo Fauna Reserve where there is the highest volcano of Ecuador and you will have spectacular views of the waterfalls and lush forests ofBaos. Hike around the beautiful Andes, where you will have encounters with some of the Andean fauna and witness the beautiful mountain range.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

Know More about this tour

Day 1 (L, D): TREKKING IN INSILIVI
You start your tour with a very nice car ride from Quito through the "Volcano Avenue"; including the Pasochoa, Rumiahui, Illinizas and others of about 3 hours. After arriving in Isinlivi, you can enjoy a lunch and go for your first trekking exploration. Trekking time: 3 hours. Accommodation: Hostal Llullu Llama

Day 2
(B, L, D): TREKKING THROUGH THE TOACHI CANYON & CHUGCHILAN
The magic Andean mountain landscapes inspires you today 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 on the middle of the Quilotoa loop. In the afternoon you can explore the village. Trekking time: 4 hours. Accommodation: Hostal Mama Hilda

Day 3
(B, L, D): CHUGCHILAN TO QUILOTOA
After breakfast, you will begin your hiking adventure of 11 km 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. Trekking time: 4,5 hours. Accommodation: Hosteria Shalala

Day 4 (B): TREKKING TO THE QUILOTOA'S LAGOON
After breakfast, you will take a hike down to the base of the Quilotoa crater. Following this path, you will have an awesome view of the lake and many chances to take pictures of the turquoise water-filled caldera. In the afternoon you have a transfer to the area of Riobamba city, located in the central part of the Ecuadorian highlands. Trekking time: 2,5 hours. Accommodation: Chimborazo lodge.

Day 5 (B, L): CHIMBORAZO VOLCANO & BAOS HOT SPRINGS
Early in the morning, you will drive through valleys and farming villages towards the Chimborazo Volcano, the highest in Ecuador with an elevation of 6310m above sea level, it's the world's farthest point from the center of the earth. On the hike to the glacier, you can spot animals such as the Andean condor, hummingbirds and timid wild Vicuas. In the evening you will soak in the famous hot springs of Baos and experience the thriving night life of this town. Trekking time: 2,5 hours. Accommodation: La Floresta Hotel

Day 6 (B): HIKE TO THROUGH THE "WATERFALLS ROAD"
Baos 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. Trekking time: 2 hours

Inclusions

Accommodation based on double occupancy.

Private and comfortable land transportation.

Certified English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.

Meals as described in the itinerary (5x breakfasts, 4x lunches and 3x diners)

Activities as described in the itinerary

Equipment and Gear, hiking sticks.

24/7 assistance in Dutch, English, and Spanish.

Exclusions

Optional tips for the guide.

Personal travel & health insurance.

Mules at Quilotoa on the way back to the top of the crater: $ 8 (Optional)

Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, dont eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).

The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.

It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

Operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

Important things to bring: Warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Children rates only applies if the child stays in the same room.

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required