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Ecuador Cotopaxi Camping and Relax Adventure

The adventure of life is to learn – Camp in the slopes of Cotopaxi volcano, bike the hidden trails of the Incas, soak in volcanic hot springs surrounded by natural habitats, hike looking for toucans in the magical cloud forest and enjoy photographing Andean Condors by horse riding at luxury haciendas. One amazing adventure to enjoy with your family and friends through the expertise of our AJ guides.

Unique Experiences:

Camp in the heart of the Andes in Cotopaxi national park with the best view of Cotopaxi volcano.
Take a picture of Andean Condor's the biggest symbol animal of Ecuador and explore its natural habitat at Zuleta hacienda.

per adult from

$2,776

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Transportation: Comfortable land transportation.
    • Accommodation: 2 nights in 5* hotel in Quito, 1 night camping, 1 night at spa
    • Activities: Short hikes, easy biking, 2 hours horse-riding, camping.
    • Out-door gear: Trekking stick, Dry bags, Eureka tents, air mattresses, bathroom tent
    • Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.
    • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
    • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
    What's excluded :
    • My Own Room & Tent supplement
    • International flights
    • Airport transfers to/from Quito airport
    • Travel insurance (mandatory)
    • Meals not described in the itinerary
    • Personal expenses & Tips

  • Day 1: QUITO ARRIVAL DAY

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    Welcome to Quito! The biggest, best-preserved colonial city of America was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and the second most important city of the old Inca Empire.

    Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area. Adventure Journeys can help you to organize a day trip. In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel for a welcome briefing and there will be plenty of time to discuss details and answer any questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an informational and acclimation day.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Swissôtel Quito or similar.

    Day 2: ZULETA

    Stop At: Otavalo, Otavalo, Imbabura Province
    In the morning we will drive north of Quito into the dry valley of Guayllabamba, this area is full of plantations of avocados and chirimoya; a delicious fruit, we will have the chance to taste. Later we will continue and stop at the lookout of Mira Lago, from here we will appreciate an amazing view of the San Pablo Lake and the Imbabura Volcano. After a few minutes, we finally will arrive at the Otavalo Indigenous market, which very well-known for its Andean native people and the handicrafts they make from alpaca and sheep wool. In this town, they also manufacture music instruments, and local men will be happy to share one or two songs with you! After enjoying a traditional lunch we will continue going to the nearby small village of Peguche so we can see and learn how the indigenous people use their skills for making the amazing tapestries and embroideries.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Zuleta Hacienda or similar

    Day 3: ZULETA

    Stop At: Otavalo, Otavalo, Imbabura Province
    Today we will explore the beautiful property of the Hacienda. Our local guide will lead us to the cheese factory, and later we will go for a short walk trying to spot a condor. This is one of the largest birds on earth and also Ecuador’s National bird, here the hacienda has been working for a long time to protect this endangered species.

    In the afternoon, it is optional to ride a horse around the Hacienda or just relax reading a book in front of the fireplace.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Zuleta Hacienda or similar.

    Day 4: PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    In the morning, after breakfast and taking the last pics of this beautiful hacienda, we will drive for 1 hour to the Equator line. Here you can stand on both hemispheres at the same time, this is a very interesting outdoor museum, where you will learn about the relationship between the Equator with the old Andean civilizations.

    Later we will drive to Papallacta hot spring so you can relax soaking in the volcanic waters or taking a massage at the spa.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Termas Papallacta

    Day 5: COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga 050150 Ecuador
    This is a fantastic morning because we will go to the nearby cloud forest reserve to view the most amazing hummingbird species while drinking a hot chocolate. Later we will continue driving through the avenue of volcanoes till we will get to Cotopaxi National Park; in the park, we will hike for 2 hours around the Limpiopungo lagoon to spot wild horses and bulls, some little birds and with some luck the majestic condor.

    In the late afternoon, we will tell stories in front of a bonfire.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 6: MOUTAIN BIKING IN COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    In the morning we will enjoy breakfast with an amazing view of Cotopaxi Volcano. With over than 19.000 feet it is considered as the highest active volcano on earth. Later we will get on our mountain bikes and ride on flat terrain on a road and a single track, for about 15 km. You will have the most amazing landscape of the Andes and the ride will end in a very charming Hacienda where we will spend this night.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Santa Ana Hacienda or similar.

    Day 7: QUITO

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    After a very healthy breakfast, we will drive to Santa Rita Cloud Forest reserve and hike to the first line of the canopy. Here we will learn from our guide about the flora and fauna that exists in this area while enjoying the zip line adventure.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Swissôtel Quito or similar

    Day 8: Departure Day - End of Services

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    Today our trip will end and you will have your International departures. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a "Buen Viaje"!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • 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
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Adventure Journeys

Activity ID: V-59685P51

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