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Ecuadorian Andes

5-day hiking trip in the Ecuadorian Andes

Join Rafael, an ASEGUIM certified mountain guide, in this 5 day adventure and get ready to hike in the Ecuadorian Andes and enjoy its beautiful views. Forget about restless and oppressive life, take part of this relaxing hike and learn from nature´s wisdom.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

5 Days

OFFER PERIOD

All year

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 2 reviews

Description

Hiking in the Ecuadorian Andes is a great opportunity to combine sport and relax while you admire the surrounding nature.

During this 5 day trek, you will visit different tourist places such as Quito, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Chimborazo and Baños, where you will learn about Ecuador’s ancient culture. Many of this cities and towns are witnesses of colonial, indigenous and modern times. And each of them has a unique imprint established by their communities.

One of the trip´s highlights is the trek around the Toachi Canyon which has been formed from the Quilotoa vocano´s eruptions. This place is a must in the Ecuadorian Andes hike as the views from the lookout are really impressive.

During the trip, you will also learn about fauna and flora in the country and appreciate spectacular landscapes while you hike. Moreover, you will stay at comfortable campsites or hostels.

Are you ready to disconnect yourself from your usual routine and create a special bond with nature? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the Andes while you hike. I’ll be glad to guide you through the Ecuadorian Andes. Join me in this adventure and request to book this trip!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price includes: sleeping bag, but excludes personal equipment, travel insurance and tips, international flight, personal expenses, and beverages.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Quito – Cotopaxi

Overnight tents.

Day 2: Cotopaxi refuge – Quilotoa

Overnight hostel.

Day 3: Toachi Canyon trek

Overnight tents.

Day 4: Chimborazo- Baños

Overnight hostel.

Day 5: Discovering Baños

Afternoon transfer to Quito.

Details

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I suggest you bring: rain wear, torch, sun cream, sunglasses, hat with brim, warm clothing, small pack, canteen, camera.

Meeting point

Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Wyndham Manta Sail Plaza Hotel & Convention Center Manta Ecuador
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Hotel Oro Verde Manta Manta Ecuador
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Hotel Perla Spondylus Manta Ecuador
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About the guide: Rafael

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Rafael

4.80

(41)

Mountain Guide

Rafael was born in Quito and grew up in the Andean Region. Since childhood he Ioved hiking and climbing the mountains.

In the 80 ' He participated in expeditions in Peru, Bolivia South America. In the Alps and Pyrenees and also in the Pamir Pick Communism of 7500mts.
In the 90 ' He was the founder of the School of Guides ASEGUIM, President for 7 years of the Guides Association and promoted and formed the mountain rescue group GRA.

He graduated as Mountain Guide and Guides Instructor at the ENSA in Chamonix–France.

Since 2000 he have been advising, training and participating in 16 expeditions around the world: Alaska, Aconcagua, Alps, Pyrenees, Cordillera Blanca. He has also trained and counseled Ecuadorian climbers who managed to make the 14 eight thousands without auxiliary oxygen, the 7 highest peaks of the world and Big Walls. Since 2001 he started his Adventure Tour Company which operates successfully up to the present under the name of CLIM BIKE HIKE.

Since 2010 he has been training and participating in the project EVEREST without auxiliary oxygen in one day. He has climbed the EVEREST 2 times, and he has reached the summits of: Manaslu, Shisha Pangma, Aconcagua 7 times, Denali 5 times and the summits of the Alpes Materhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Agille. Vert, Zugs Pitze among others.

During his 27 years of experience as a professional mountain guide Rafael has guided more than five hundred times to Cotopaxi volcano and more than one hundred times to Chimborazo, sharing with clients the culture and wonderful mountains of Ecuador.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

ASEGUIM

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What people are saying about Rafael

Peter

5.00

my friend and i really enjoyed the trip. Rafael was a fantastic guide. He was informative and great person to be around.Rafael was full of laughs but when on the mountains his focus on safety was second to none, he gave clear and direct instructions and was always willing to help. his vast experience in mountaineering was clear and the respect and admiration from all the other mountain guides we met on the road in Ecuador towards him shows how highly he is thought of. hopefully we can team up with him again in the future. was a fantastic experience.

Gérald

5.00

Rafael is a very Kind and professionnal guide. Its organisation was perfect. The rythme was perfect too. Even when troubles appeared, he solved the problems easily and quickly. I’ll come back to climb with him for sure.

Kateryna

5.00

Rafael was an amazing guide with many years of experience. The trip was planned very well from the begging till the end as well as acclimatisation. I get well prepared for high altitude. Highly recommended.

Scott

5.00

Rafael is a pro. Serious and funny. He knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable under his leadership. Great experience

Boris

5.00

The strongest part of the program are excellent guides. I worked with Pat and also meat with Rafael. They are Super. Couple suggestions for Explore Share Service. Cotopaxi is closed due to ongoing eruption activities. This segment was replaced by climbing Cayambe, which was fine, but even in this e-mail you continue to call the program "9 day Climbing to Chimborazo and Cotopaxi. It might be a good idea to improve on nutrition, providing dinners and lunch boxes while staying in the towns (with adding cost to overall price of the program). As it stands now, breakfasts provided by hotels as normal and all other meals are on climbers themselves, which is inconvenient for them and for the guides. I would also add 1 extra day between climbing Cayambe and Chimborazo to allow recovery from physically involved climbing prior 5,760 m mountain. That would increase a chance for success on Chimborazo. While it is not necessary, but it would be nice to have a certificate with documentation of outcome (summiting such a such mountains) as many other companies do. I would appreciate such certificate as a souvenir and memory about time spent in Ecuador with good people. All in all the program is very good, particularly work of the guides on the mountains, which is the single most important thing. Pato did an excellent job, providing pace, safety margin and teaching technical elements. Big thank you to him and Rafael, who was in touch during the whole expedition.

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