This 3 day package brings you from the most beautiful and the highest volcanoes of the Andes to the most spectacular train trip in Ecuador The highlands of the Ecuadorian Andes with its alluring be..
Volcanoes Avenue | Cotopaxi, Chimborazo & Devil´s Nose Train
- Adventure program in private tour
- Accommodation in selected hotels
- 2 x Breakfast, 2 Menu Lunch, 2 Dinner
- Private transportation
- English - Spanish speaking certified guide
- All activities as mentioned
- Entrances fee in Cotopaxi, Chimborazo National Parks, train ticket
- 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 Andes or Amazon Jungle packages
Tour Details :
Interpretation Center – Hike – Andes Landscape
Leave early in the morning and take “Volcanoes avenue” to Latacunga. Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world (5,897 msnm) located two hours away from Quito. Along the way we’ll see various mountains including, el Corazón, 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 if there is not National Park restrictions. Of course all plans depend on weather. Also, we’ll visit the Center of Interpretation where we’ll learn about the flora and the fauna of the park and the moors protected areas. Lunch and overnight in Riobamba.
Chimborazo Volcano – Hike – Andes Scenery
After breakfast, 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 in Alausi.
Devil´s Nose Train - Andes Scenery
Time to take the spectacular train, considered the most difficult train of the XX century. You will descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging, or hugging the cliffs. In the descend at lowest point; will appear the incredible shape of devil´s nose, an interesting rock formation on the horizont. The train descends and then returns to Alausí again. Then, we return to Quito.