1-day scenic trail running trip around Patate Valley, Ecuador

Join Jaime, a certified mountain guide, on this trail run in Ecuador! On this 1-day run to Patate, you will be amazed by waterfalls in the mountains!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • The Munduk Waterfalls

  • Views of the cities of Pelileo and Ambato, as well as other moutains

  • Ascend 3,200 meters into the moutains


Have you ever wanted to go running in the Ecuadorian Andes? Then join me on this 1-day scenic trail run around the Patate Valley!

The Patate Valley is located in center of the country, near the idyllic town of Baños.  The Valley is surrounded by the Andean mountains and nearby the Mundug waterfall, where we will get to adventure during our day trip.

We will begin our trip in Patate at approximately 2,172 meters altitude, and run for about 20 kilometers throughout the day. Most of our run will be mainly uphill, and we will gain about 1,000 meters in elevation over the course of 5-7 hours. Moreover, on our trail run, we will literally be making our way through the Andean mountainside, in order to reach sweeping vistas and the spectacular Mundug Waterfall. It is a breathtaking adventure, filled with fun and adrenaline!

This trip is recommended for runners and trekkers in excellent physical shape, as we will be running for about 5-7 hours, most of it will be in ascent.

Want to join the adventure in the Patate Valley? Book your trip with me!

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Price per person

Group of 1
250 USD

Group of 2
160 USD

Group of 3
120 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


More info

Lunch Box : Energy bar, fruit, drink, seeds, granola, etc. is included.


About the Guide


Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.

As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.

I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.

Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.

President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.

I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.



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What People are Saying about Jaime Vargas


I found it pretty expensive to have a private guide. The climb was only 8 hours in total and costs me €570,-. Well, that’s the only complain i have. The service all over was great. Jaime was not my guide so i can rate him, it was Juan of course. He was an ok guide, sometimes a bit hurry up. And next time it would be good to get some more explanations about the dangers of the glacier. I’ve spoken to some real mountaineers and found out there were far more dangers then i realized when climbing the cotopaxi. Maybe something for you guys to consider next time. Best regards, philippe coopmans
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Nora Hertig
Amazing experience. Wonderful guide Diego. Can’t wait to get back and summit another volcano.
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we had a great time with the guide,  knows his buissnis , he took wonderfull shots from us at tungurahua during the climb. im sure he would have made great pics aswell during the cotopaxi climb,  very experienced guide indeed, and a friendly man with nice girlfriend elisabeth who went with us to tungurahua refugio,   and he can cook
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