6 DAYS HIKING ECUADORIAN ANDES
The Ecuadorian Andes have the most varied landscapes you’ll never find somewhere else, this is because some of the various snow peaks and volcanoes are right at the beginning of the rain forrest, so the environment transition is notorious. Ecuadorian andes are filled with high altitude beautiful volcanoes making them unmissable in your visit.
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, Rumiñahui, 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 (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. 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 & BAÑOS 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 6310 meters above sea level, whose summit is the world farthest point from the center of the earth. On the hike to the glacier, you can spot animals such as the Andean condor, face to face, hummingbirds, and the timid wild Vicuñas. In the evening you will soak in the famous hot springs of Baños 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”
Baños 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
Accommodation based on double occupancy: 3 or 4-stars eco-hotel in Isinlivi, hostel in Chugchilan, hostel in Quilotoa, 5-star andean lodge in Chimborazo, 3 or 4-star hotel in Baños.
Private transportation from and to Quito’s hotel.
Certified english-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.
Meals as described in the itinerary (5x breakfasts, 4x lunches and 3x dinners).
Activities as described on itinerary.
Equipment and Gear, hiking sticks.
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
Mules at Quilotoa for the way back to the top of the crater (Optional $ 8).
Extra food and drinks.
Tips for guide.
6 days/5 nights – $ 1.119 p.p. with 6 or more guests
6 days/5 nights – $ 1.131 p.p. with 3- 5 guests
6 days/5 nights – $ 1.163 p.p. with 2 guests
OPEN DEPARTURES 2018
This is a “fixed group tour” if you choose one of the open departures and a “private tour” with the same guide during your whole tour if you are going on another date.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
- Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
- The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
- Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
- Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
- 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
- Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).
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*Important things to bring: warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sun block, sunglasses, pocket money and passport.
*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal 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, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.