3-Day Private Trip Around Quilotoa/Isinlivi- Hiking &Local Communities - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel´s pick up/drop off outside of the city has an extra charge
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a wonderful 3-day tour hiking accompanied by the best landscapes of the Andes. Local Indigenous Markets at Pujili or Saquisili. Cotopaxi National Park & The Quilotoa Loop in the central highlands is a great way to experience the beautiful countryside of the Andes. You will pass indigenous and mestizo villages, meet local farmers and enjoy spectacular scenery with deep canyons, paramo highlands, and snow-capped peaks. On this trip, you will spend the nights in cozy lodges with fireplaces, so it is the perfect trek for does who want nature, but prefer staying at lodges instead of camping.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cotopaxi National Park

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi Province
Visit to Cotopaxi Volcano located in Cotopaxi National Park. Departing from Quito, admire the beautiful Andes mountain range on the way. Upon arrival, visit the Interpretation Center to learn more about Ecuador's 2nd highest mountain peak, flora, fauna of the National Park. A short hike through the surroundings of the Limpiopungo valley, and then climb from an altitude of about 4,500 meters above sea level to an elevation of about 4,830 meters (Padre Rivas Refuge) If physical conditions allow you hike up to the glacier (5,000 meters) Lunch at a local hosteria in the surroundings. Overnight in Chugchilan
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mama Hilda Lodge / or Black Sheep Lodge

Day 2: Quilotoa - Chugchilan 4 hour hike

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province
Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The 3-kilometer (2 miles)-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic VEI-6 eruption about 600 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean and spread an airborne deposit of volcanic ash throughout the northern Andes. This last eruption followed a dormancy period of 14,000 years and is known as the 1280 Plinian eruption. The fourth (of seven) eruptive phase was phreatomagmatic, indicating that a Crater lake was already present at that time. The caldera has since accumulated a 250 m (820 ft) deep crater lake, which has a greenish color as a result of dissolved minerals.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mama Hilda Lodge or Black Sheep Lodge

Day 3: 4 hour Hike Chugchilan - Isinlivi

Stop At: Canon del Rio Toachi, Pujili, Cotopaxi Province
4-hour hike from Chugchilan to Isinlivi passing through Caon del Toachi, indigenous Andes houses, and landscape
Duration: 4 hours

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

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

2x Dinner

3x Lunch

Accommodation included: 2 nights

2 nights accommodation (Lodges, Cloud Forest/Black Sheep)

Certified English/Spanish speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private transportation

Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park

Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa

Exclusions

Tips

Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum age is 12 years

It is recommended that you bring trekking shoes, a jacket and comfortable trekking clothes

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms