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6-Day Hiking Ecuadorian Andes

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!

per adult from

$1,998

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide.
    • Private Transport.
    • Accommodation for five nights.
    • 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
    What's excluded :
    • International or domestic flights.
    • Airport transfers.
    • Travel insurance (mandatory).
    • Optional tips for guides and drivers.

  • Day 1: TREK PASOCHOA VOLCANO

    Stop At: Pasochoa Forest Reserve, Quito Ecuador
    Your adventure begins driving southeast of Quito to a region known as the Avenue of Volcanoes, here you will hike through a rich cloud forest. The reserve is named after the Pasochoa Volcano. During its last eruption, a wide-open Caldera was left that today is home to many species of flora and fauna, of which you will learn about during this trek deep into the forest. After spending quality time learning and exploring, you will have lunch and then go to the lodge.
    Duration: 5 hours

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

    Day 2: TREK ISINLIVI – CHUGCHILAN

    Stop At: Chugchilan, Chugchilan, Cotopaxi Province
    After breakfast, you will start your day hiking on dirt trails and narrow secondary roads. Along the way you will have the pleasure of experiencing some of the most stunning and privileged views of the Andes in Ecuador, passing through villages like Isinlivi and Chugchilan. These towns are small and they depend on farming and cattle. They also produce quinoa, potatoes, and corn, and they raise horses, mules, chickens, and guinea pigs. Once you get to Toachi canyon you will have a picnic and then climb up to Chugchilan.
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 3: TREK CHUGCHILAN – QUILOTOA – CHIMBORAZO

    Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
    Today is one of the biggest challenges of the expedition but also one of the most rewarding! After much effort, you will be met with 360 views at the top of the Quilotoa Volcano a turquoise jewel in the Andes. This volcano is sacred to the indigenous people not only because of its impressive power but also because it is an inspiration for the local artists in many of their art pieces. After lunch, you will drive to Riobamba where you will stay overnight.
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 4: TREK CHIMBORAZO

    Stop At: Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador
    In the morning, you will enjoy a tasty breakfast and then drive to Chimborazo reserve. This place is home to thousands of vicuñas, small relatives of llamas that are easily identifiable by their red coats as they wander about the skirts of the volcano. Chimborazo’s summit is considered the highest on earth if measured from the planet’s core. This is due to its proximity to the Equator making it closer to space than Everest! The hike will be short but challenging, as you will be reaching almost seventeen thousand feet.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
    After lunch, you will head to Baños, a perfect place to go out for drinks and salsa dancing.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Alisamay Hotel or similar

    Day 5: BAÑOS AND THE ROUTE OF THE WATERFALLS

    Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
    Today you will head to the border of the lush Amazon Basin where you will hike through a beautiful forest to Pailon del Diablo, a powerful cascade. This waterfall forms a small gorge with an overhanging bridge to be able to experience its majesty not only alongside the falls but also from above.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: La Casa del Arbol, Runtun village, Banos 010151 Ecuador
    In the afternoon you will visit Casa del Arbol, famous for its swing overlooking the valley in Baños and the Tungurahua volcano. Many will recognize this place as it won the photo contest of NatGeo in 2014. There will also be time for optional activities like zip-lining or shopping.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Alisamay Hotel or similar

    Day 6: TREK COTOPAXI

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    The final day of adventure takes you back north to Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes on earth. Perfectly conical and surrounded by views of other volcanoes, it is a sight to behold. The park is also home to horses and bulls, which can sometimes be seen trotting about. Once reaching the National Park you will trek upwards to the base of the glacier, nearing 17,000 feet! In the afternoon, you will drive back to Quito where your Hiking Ecuadorian Andes Tour will come to an end.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • 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, don’t 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
    • 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.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Rebecca Adventure Travel

Activity ID: V-29628P12

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