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view on the snowcapped peaks of Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador

Premium Adventure Tour Ecuador

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  • 13 Days
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Climbing, Hiking
  • Difficulty : Intermediate
  • Pickup: Quito

Recommended Airport

Quito Airport

Starting Point

Price Includes

  • Certified bi-lingual guides (NATIONAL / ASEGUIM / IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA) – 1 guide per 2 persons
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Accommodation (subject to change within the same category, based on availability)
  • Park entrance fees & climbing permits
  • Entrance fees Banos (Pailon, Tree House)
  • Meals as specified

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Technical equipment (boots, harness, helmet, crampons, ice axes, carabiners)
  • Insurances (please make sure that you have an insurance covering risks of mountain climbing)
  • Cost for program changes
  • Tips & any other expenses not explicitly mentioned

Cancellation

  • 60 or more days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be refunded, minus handling & administrative charges
  • 59 - 30 days prior to departure: 50% of the total amount paid will be forfeited
  • 29 and less days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be forfeited

What to Expect

With this premium adventure tour package you will experience the most adventurous and beautiful parts of Ecuador.

Enjoy following highlights:

  • PASOCHOA (4.200 m / 13,780 ft)
  • RUCU PICHINCHA (4.696 m / 15,407 ft)
  • QUITO BIKE TOUR
  • ILINIZA NORTE (5.126 m / 16,818ft)
  • QUILOTOA Crater Lake
  • COTOPAXI (5.897 m /19,347 ft)
  • CHIMBORAZO (6.263m / 20,549 ft)
  • Pailón del Diablo and Casa del Arbol

Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL

Our competent ASA Travel team member will pick you up comfortably at the airport and ensure a smooth transport to the Hotel Vieja Cuba where breakfast is included.

Day 2QUITO BIKE TOUR

This premium adventure tour starts by discovering Quito differently, on 2 wheels, sharing the road with locals. With this exciting bike tour you will discover the vibrant city life and culture in Quito. The duration is approximately 4 hours and is either in the morning or afternoon. (depending on weather).
Your accommodation is also in the comfortable Hotel Vieja Cuba with a delicous breakfast.

Day 3PASOCHOA (4.200 m / 13,780 ft)

The extinct volcano Pasochoa (4.200 m / 13,780 ft) is located in the southeast of Quito and is an excellent choice to start your acclimatization. The Pasochoa is covered with a wonderful tropical forest up the summit and is also known as one of the best for watching the famous condor. Further you can see the last remains of the primary Andean forest inside the crater, which is a special experience. When the weather is fine you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

You will start after a delicious breakfast around 7:00 h at your accommodation. After that you get a smooth drive to the parking area, where you will start the hike. To reach the summit we need approximately 4 hours. After enjoying the stunning views on the top of Pasochoa we will descent and you will get a comfortable transport back to Quito.

Day 4RUCU PICHINCHA (4.696 m / 15,407 ft)

The Rucu Pichincha (4.696 m / 15,407 ft) is a beautiful volcano that is easily accessible by the TeleferiQo from Quito. It is an ideal start to prepare for an optimal acclimatization for the coming volcanoes. After arriving at the mountain station, a beautiful hiking trail leads to the summit, where you can enjoy impressive views of Quito and the surrounding area.
You will start with a delicous breakfast around 8:00 h. After that you get a drive to the parking area of the TeleferiQo in Quito. There you will ascent with the cablecar to Cruz Loma (4.100 m / 13.450 ft). The time from the mountain station to the summit is about 3 – 4 hours. After the descent you get a comfortable transport to the Ilinizas Lodge in El Chaupi (3.600 m / 11.800 ft), where
internet, heating, dinner and breakfast is included.

Day 5 + 6ILINIZA NORTE (5.126 m / 16,818 ft)

The lliniza Norte (5.126 m / 16,818 ft) forms together with the higher Illiniza Sur (5263 m / 17267 ft ) a double summit and are separated by the saddle La Ensillada / Cutucucho (4770 m / 15650 ft). The two inactive stratovolcanoes are located about 55km southwest of the Ecuadorian capital Quito and offer breathtaking views on the marvellous landscape and the surrounding volcanoes.

You will start after a breakfast around 8:00 h. After the breakfast you get a smooth 2 h drive to the parking area, where you have to hike approximately 3 – 4 h to the refuge. There you get dinner, snacks at night and breakfast. At midnight we will start to ascent, which will last about 2-3 h to the summit. After enjoying the views on the summit we will descent and you get a comfortable transport to your accommodation.

Day 7QUILOTOA CRATER LAKE

The Quilotoa Lagoon is the most famous and probably most impressive mountain lake in Ecuador. With its colorful waters is an absolute highlight on your Ecuador journey.

After the breakfast at 8:00 you get a drive to the crater lake, where we will define, depending on mood and recreation needs, the hiking activities. After the hike you get a ride to the Tambopaxi mountain lodge (3.720 m / 12,205 ft) which includes dinner & breakfast.

Day 8 + 9 COTOPAXI (5.897 m / 19,347 ft)

With its 5.897 meters / 19,347 ft the active Cotopaxi is the second highest volcano of Ecuador and one of the most climbed volcanoes in Latin America. The Cotopaxi has an almost perfect cone shape and a very eye-catching ice cap on the top – making it one of the most beautiful volcanoes on earth. On a clear day the Cotopaxi offers incredible views of the magnificent landscape and the 20 surrounding volcanoes.

You will start after a delicious breakfast around 10:00 h. After the breakfast you get a smooth 1 h drive to the Cotopaxi National Park. From the parking area you have to hike 1 h to the refuge, where you get an explicit glacier training if required.
Dinner, snacks at night and breakfast is all included at the refuge.
Around midnight we will start with the ascent to the summit which will last approximately 6 – 7 hours and for the descent it will take another 3 – 4 hours. After the tour you will get a comfortable transport to Banos.

Day 10PAILÓN DEL DIABLO AND CASA DEL ARBOL

The Pailon de Diablo and the Casa del Arbol are 2 highlights that you have to see during a visit to Banos. The pailon del diablo is a gigantic waterfall that with its 80 m is an impressive experience. At the Casa del Arbol you will enjoy fantastic views on the active Tungurahua and there you can take also spectacular and unique photos on the famous swing.

You will start after breakfast around 9:00 h and then you have the option to drive along the water fall route with the bike or to hike to the waterfall Pailón del Diablo and Casa del Arbol. In the afternoon you can enjoy your time in one of the famous hot springs or just go for a good coffee in this lovely city.

Day 11 + 12CHIMBORAZO (6.263 m / 20,549 ft)

The majestic Chimborazo is the highest mountain on earth measured from the center of the earth and therefore attracts countless adventurous mountaineers from all over the world. Enjoy the adrenaline rush when you reach the summit in an altitude of 6310m / 20702,1 ft. Hike up the magnificent glacier with our competent and fully certified ASA Travel Guide, which bring you the highest safety and ethical standards in this 2-day tour.
You will start after a delicious breakfast around 10:00 h at your accommodation. After that you get a smooth 2h 45min drive to the parking lot at the Refugio Carrel. At the refuge you will get dinner and breakfast at 4.800 m / 15,750 ft. Around 22:00 h you will have breakfast and after that we will start the marvelous ascent to the summit of Chimborazo. To reach the snow-capped summit we need approximately 8 to 9 hours. After enjoying the stunning unique views on the top of Chimborazo we will descent and you will get a comfortable transport back to Quito.

Day 13DEPARTURE

Our competent ASA Travel team member will pick you up comfortably at the Hacienda San Agustin de Callo and ensure a smooth transport to the airport of Quito.

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is it possible to attend another group?

Yes, that is possible.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

US – Dollar

Do i have to book accommodations?

No, accommodations are included in the package.

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