6-Day Hiking In The Ecuadorian Andes - 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 :
    Wyndham Garden Quito, Alemania 103 y, Quito 170146, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For the Private option of this tour, we pick our guests in their hotel (should be located inside urban zone.. read more
  • 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

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Itinerary

Day 1: TREKKING IN ISINLIVI

Stop At: ISINLIV
You will start your tour with a 3 hours car ride from Quito through the Volcano Avenue; including the Pasochoa, Rumiahui, Illinizas where you can perfectly enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Andes. After arriving in Isinlivi, you will have lunch and go for your first trekking exploration.
Duration: 6 hours

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


Day 2: TREKKING THROUGH THE TOACHI CANYON & CHUGCHILAN

Stop At: Canon del Rio Toachi, Pujili, Cotopaxi Province
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: 8 hours

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

Day 3: CHUGCHILAN TO QUILOTOA

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province
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.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Chukirahua Hostel or similar

Day 4: TREKKING TO THE QUILOTOAS LAGOON

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province
After having a large breakfast, you will take a hike down to the base of the Quilotoa crater. Following this path, you will enjoy an awesome view of the lake and be able to take pictures of the turquoise water-filled caldera. In the afternoon, youll have a transfer to Riobamba city, located in the central part of the Ecuadorian highlands.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hacienda Andaluza or similar

Day 5: CHIMBORAZO VOLCANO & BAOS HOT SPRINGS

Stop At: Mount Chimborazo, Chimborazo Province
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 Vicuas. In the evening, you will soak in the famous hot springs of Baos and experience the thriving nightlife of this town. Trekking time: 2.5 hours.
Duration: 6 hours

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

Day 6: HIKE TO THROUGH THE WATERFALLS ROAD

Stop At: Pailon Del Diablo
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 Brides 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.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

5x Breakfast

3x Dinner

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 5 nights

Accommodation based on double occupancy

Private transportation as described

Certified English-Speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.

Activities as described in the itinerary.

Equipment and Gear, hiking sticks.

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

Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa

Entry/Admission - Mount Chimborazo

Exclusions

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

Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Personal travel & health insurance.

Optional tips for the guide.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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.

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.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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Food restrictions

Medical restrictions

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers