6-Day Ecuador Andes Hiking Tour From Quito_240611


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6-Day Ecuador Andes Hiking Tour From Quito

6 days
Starting point
Airport Pick up

Hike through Andes in Ecuador on an adventurous 6-day trip that explores rugged volcanoes, canyons, a high-mountain caldera, steaming hot springs, the glaciers of Chimborazo, and more.

What to expect?

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner include

DAY 1 (L, D):
You will start your tour with a 3 hours car ride from Quito through the Volcano Avenue; including the Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Illinizas where you can perfectly enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Andes. After arriving in Isinlivi, you will have lunch and go for your first trekking exploration.
Trekking time: 3 hours.
Accommodation: Hostal Llullu Llama

DAY 2 (B, L, D):
Today, the magic Andean mountain atmosphere will inspire you 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 in the middle of the Quilotoa loop. In the afternoon, you can explore the village by yourself and enjoy the rest of the day.
Trekking time: 4 hours.
Accommodation: Hostal Mama Hilda

DAY 3 (B, L, D):
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 in Hosteria Shalala

DAY 4 (B):
After having a large breakfast, you will take a hike down to the base of the Quilotoa crater. Following this path, you will enjoy an awesome view of the lake and be able to take pictures of the turquoise water-filled caldera. In the afternoon, you’ll have a transfer to Riobamba city, located in the central part of the Ecuadorian highlands.
Trekking time: 2.5 hours.
Accommodation in Chimborazo lodge

DAY 5 (B, L):
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 the sea level, whose summit is the world farthest point from the center of the earth. On the hike to the glacier, you can also spot several animals face-to-face, such as the Andean condor, hummingbirds, and the timid wild Vicuñas. In the evening, you will soak in the famous hot springs of Baños and experience the thriving nightlife of this town. Trekking time: 2.5 hours.
Accommodation in La Floresta Hotel

DAY 6 (B):
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.

What is included?

  • Accommodation based on double occupancy.
    • Private transportation from and to Quito’s hotel.
    • Certified English-Speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.
    • Meals as described in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L = lunch/lunchbox, D= dinner).
    • Activities as described in the itinerary.
    • Equipment and Gear, hiking sticks.
    • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English, and Spanish.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation anytime prior to tour.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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