6-Day Hiking Ecuadorian Andes - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Dann Carlton, Av. República de El Salvador N 34-377, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour takes you on a true hiking adventure on Andean Soil. An expedition that takes place in a location like no other, trekking off the beaten path along narrow trails surrounded by beautiful farms, crater lakes and snowcapped volcanoes. Witness the local way of life while immersing yourself into the region and the sights. Learn from your guides about the geography, history, ecology and culture. Let us take you on a one of a kind adventure through a land close to heaven. Enjoy our 6 Day Hiking Andes tour!

Highlights

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

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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

5x Breakfast

2x Dinner

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 5 nights

Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide.

Transportation from and to Quitos meeting point at Dann Carlton Hotel.

Accommodation x 5 nights (based on number of travelers).

Water and snacks at all times.

Trekking gear: Black diamond hiking poles.

All fees to reserves and museums.

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

Entry/Admission - La Casa del Arbol

Exclusions

International or domestic flights.

Airport transfers.

Travel insurance (mandatory).

Optional tips for guides and drivers.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Optional Briefing: The day before your tour, one of the trip leaders will meet you at the meeting point hotel lobby (to be advised in your voucher of services) for a welcome briefing at around 6:00 PM. At this time, details and questions you may have regarding the adventure will be discussed.

Even though we have a detailed itinerary, changes can be made by your guides, due to weather or safety reasons. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.

Driving time can take more than expected in Ecuador, as it is a small country with roads meandering through the Andes Mountains. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.

Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. Experience is not a prerequisite but please keep in mind that trekking lasts four to six hours a day covering between seven to nine miles every segment. The average daily elevation change will be 1500 feet. There will always be transport support in the case that someone wants to take a break or just wants to avoid the uphill. Our drivers will be happy to show you the landscapes from the car.

Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch.

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.).

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

The 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.

Not wheelchair accessible

Accommodation is based on number of travelers, if you are traveling with a group, you will be sharing rooms (single rooms require an extra fee).

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour.Transportation: Passengers will be seated skipping a place to maintain the distance required.Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Feb-2022

    Fantastic tour of the best hikes in the area, my favorite being the long day hike up to Quilotoa crater. My husband and I are both in our 60s, and while we are fit, we had never hiked at high altitudes. We spent a few days in and around Quito to acclimate before the hike started. But I credit our experienced and professional guide Daniel with helping us succeed in getting up to the 5100-meter high lagoon at Chimborazo and the almost equally high base camp at Cotopaxi. Most of the hotels were also well chosen, with comfortable rooms and good food.

  • 04-Nov-2021

    I had an amazing 6 Day hiking experience in the Andes. Caesar was an expert in hiking the area and very knowledgeable as well in the flora, fauna and history of Ecuador, and a pleasure to hang out with. Rebecca Adventure travel made it easy to book and would definitely use them again.

  • 23-Jun-2021

    Tuve la oportunidad de hacer esta caminata por Los Andes con el guía Cristian de Rebecca Adventures, los paisajes fueron mágicos mi mejor parte fue la caminata del Quilotoa, la laguna tiene un color turquesa espectacular, fue una hermosa experiencia donde pude conocer la cultura de los pueblos que están en medio de los Andes. Totalmente recomendada para quienes les gusta las caminatas y desconectarse de la rutina.

  • 11-Mar-2020

    Our guide and driver, Christian and Elias Valencia, exceeded all our expectations .They were punctual and conscientious with all our events ,and pleasantly answered all our questions about destinations,history, flora. fauna. and cuisine , Because my wife hikes at a different pace than myself, Elias escorted her carefully while Christian hiked with me . They were patient and very encouraging and always humorous ! We thoroughly enjoyed their company ! The food they provided was excellent and always presented with a flare and very fresh . Elias was an excellent driver, and anticipated and handled every dangerous road condition.. We greatly miss our " Road Amigos " !

  • 07-Jun-2018

    We were a group of 9 who already had a planned Galapagos Islands cruise through another company. We decided to add on a trip from Quito since that was our base for the cruise. We came upon Rebecca Adventure Travel and their 6-Day Andes Hiking tour. They were excellent to work with, responsive and detailed in their planning. We had our own guide and driver with our own bus. The trip met all of our expectations and then some. We saw the core of the Andes within Ecuador and came away impressed. It was well planned and our guide was excellent. If we return to Ecuador or Peru, we will definitely contact them again.