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I am glad to invite you to live this unforgettable 4-day Condor Trek!
During this Condor trek you will visit the villages of Papallacta and Macachi as well as the natural reserves of Antisana and Sincholagua. A big trekking expedition in only 4 days.
The Condor Trek is a demanding walk that has its starting point in the Cayambe-Coca Reserve. Afterwards, we will move to the Antisana Reserve until we reach the Cotopaxi National Park. The highest altitude of the program is at the base of the Volcano Sincholagua, 4,500 meters above sea level.
The program ends in the amazing village of Tambopaxi. However, if you prefer to go back Quito it is another option as well. Please keep in mind all participants must have a good fitness level since we must walk between 4 and 7 hours per day.
The round trip will take 4 days. If you are looking for a longer expedition, I can offer you my 8-day trip in the Sangay National Park.
So, are you joining me on the famous Condor Trek? If you have more questions or want to start with the booking process contact me now. Fill out the form and let’s hike through the Ecuadorian green lands together!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Quito - El Tambo
Depart from Quito at 9 AM. In a private car we will drive in direction to the Jungle, to discover the Amazon river on the Colonial time. Meeting with the team in El Tambo, near Papallacta, where we’ll start the trek with the help of mules and porters. We’ll then hike across a Paramo grass and the Andean flora with an amazing view. Then we will have lunch, take a short rest and continue hiking. Arrival at a volcano lake around 4 or 5 PM, where we’ll set up our camp, rest and dinner (BL/D)
El Tambo - Machay - Santa Lucia River
Breakfast at 8 AM and departure from the lake at 9 AM towards the Santa Lucia River. This day we’ll walk across the high Paramo which is an excellent place to see Andean Eagles and Condors. After having lunch in Machay we will find an excellent natural cabin for rest and protect if it rains. Then, we will continue our hike and cross the beautiful landscape near the Antisana mountain. We will continue the hike through a flat part of the trek until we arrive at the Santa Lucia River, where we will set up our camp for the night (B/BL/D)
Santa Lucia river - Carmen River campsite
Breakfast at 8 AM and departure from Santa Lucia river at 9 AM. Along the way we will cross an extensive flat area with a wonderful view of the Andean hills. Lunch on the way and continue a short hike uphill to the Carmen River campsite (7-hour hike today)(B/BL/D)
Carmen River - Pita river - Tambopaxi or Quito
After breakfast we will leave El Carmen River at 9 AM. This is a nice hike through barley fields where it is common to see more Andean Eagles and Condors as well as Lamas and other native animals. We will pass by the base of the Sincholagua mountain with amazing colors as a result of its natural minerals. Lunch on the way, short rest and descent to the Cotopaxi National Park and the Pita river. Through here we will pass directly to the Tambopaxi Hosteling were we will have a good relaxing and delicious meal. End of the program in Tambopaxi or back to Quito if you prefer (B/BL)
About the Guide
ASEGUIM Mountain Guides from Ecuador
We are a group of ASEGUIM certified guides (Association of Mountain Guides in Ecuador) with 20 years of experience in climbing adventures, trekking, rock climbing, cycling, rafting and kayaking in outstanding destinations of Ecuador, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia.
Our tours combine physical challenges with cultural experiences in the most scenic and wild places of South America. We aim to take you off the beaten tracks, exploring the best locations in a comfortable and safe experience.
We believe acclimatization is an essential factor when approaching high mountains like the Ecuadorian volcanoes. Because of that, we carefully design our programs to provide a good acclimatization through a series of gradual climbs and some training sessions between attempting big objectives.
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