This 4 day package brings you from the most beautiful and the highest volcanoes of the Andes to to the only one emerald sparkling lake in the mountains.The highlands of the Ecuadorian Andes with its a..
Jewels of the Andes | Exploring the Andes
- Adventure program in private tour
- Accommodation in selected hotels
- 3 x Breakfast, 3 menu lunch, 2 dinner
- Private transportation
- English - Spanish speaking certified guide
- All activities as mentioned
- Entrances fee in Cotopaxi and Chimborazo national Park, Pailon del Diablo and Casa del Árbol.
- Coca tea
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholic drinks
- Activities not specified in the program
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Optional (Available upon request)
- Vegetarian meals or preferences
- Airport transfer service
- Extension programs in the Amazon Jungle or Galapagos Islands
Tour Details :
Interpretation Center – Hike – Andes Landscape
Leave early in the morning and take “The Volcanoes Avenue” to Latacunga. Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world (5,897 msnm) located two hours from Quito. Along the way we’ll see various mountains including, el Corazon, Rumiñahui, Illinizas, Pasochoa, and Atacazo.The national park allows us the opportunity to hike around the lake at the foot of the Volcano. After, we’ll climb the volcano by vehicle until 4,500 meters. We’ll then climb until 4,800 meters where there is a refuge and from there continue up to the glaciers. Of course all plans depend on weather and National Park restrictions.Visit to the Center of Interpretation where we’ll learn about the flora and the fauna of the park and the moors protected areas. After, we’ll eat lunch and dinner in the Lodge. Overnight in Chugchilan / Cotopaxi
Hike – Indigenous Village – Mountains Scenery
Leave early in the morning to Quilotoa Lagoon. On the way we’ll observe the colorful landscape of the moors and indigenous communities that inhabit the area. (Possibility to visit a indigenous market depending the day) At the lagoon you can descend inside the crater and return on horseback or simply take a walk around the crater. Lunch in Quilotoa. Overnight in Riobamba
Chimborazo Volcano – Hike – Andes Scenery
After breakfast, we’ll take the way to Chimborazo National Park, passing through the some communities. We’ll take you up to the first shelter (Carrel Brothers) 4800 meters, we have a short hike from the first to the second shelter (Edward Whymper) 5000 meters, return the first shelter. Overnight at Baños.
Andean Village – Waterfalls – Adventure Activities
A full day of exploration of the town of Baños and the valley of the waterfalls. The Pailon del Diablo, is the largest and most spectacular Ecuador´s falls but other smaller ones are also impressive. There is also an opportunity to visit the hotsprings after which the town has been named. Our driver is at your disposal for the whole day to give you maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make such as: Visit to The House Tree, rafting, horse back riding, canopy etc. After Lunch return to Quito.