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Hiking to Cotopaxi volcano area, 3 days | Ecuador

Hiking to Cotopaxi volcano area, 3 days

Discover some breathtaking panoramas in Ecuador. In this 3-day hiking trip, Fredy, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you around Cotopaxi volcano.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

All year

FITNESS LEVEL

Any

SKILL LEVEL

Any

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

Come to this 3-day hike in the heart of the Andes in Ecuador. It will take us through trails where we will enjoy beautiful landscapes. In addition, we will see some of the most famous volcanoes of the country, like the breathtaking Cotopaxi.

During the day we will discover a great variety of local flora and fauna, and we will spend the night in two different lodges.

Does this hiking program sound interesting? Then please contact me so we can start planning the trip together. 

If you also want to ascend the mythical Cotopaxi, I can take you up there!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Quito - Chilcapamba Lodge (3487 m)

We start in the morning from Quito and drive until our starting point (3000 m). We will enjoy a moderate uphill walk through Haciendas and past by typical Andean houses. The hike continues through the valley between Sicncholagua and Pasochoa Peaks, where we can admire some waterfalls and Andean Forest along the Pita River. Then we continue on a road to Chilcapamba Lodge (3487 m). Overnight here at lodge.

Day 2: Chilcabamba Lodge - Tambopaxi Lodge (3700 m)

We start early in the morning and drive towards the east to Pita River Canyon for about 20 min, where we will start our hike for 5 to 6 hours. The first section is a nice Andean Forest and then on the border of Pita River, where we can appreciate the ancient lava flows from Cotopaxi last eruptions. We will get to Tambopaxi Lodge by late afternoon. Overnight here.

Day 3: Tambopaxi - Rumiñahui Base (4000 m) – Quito

Our 4-5 h hike starts in the morning. We will walk on the base of both mountains Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui. We can observe the native flora of the highlands, and we will pass Limpiopungo Lake where we can see some of the representative Andean fauna, especially birds. Return to Quito by late afternoon.

Details

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Breakfast and lunch are included.

Meeting point

Quito

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
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Hotel Plaza Grande
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Hotel Dann Carlton Quito
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About the guide: -Edgar & Guides' team

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-Edgar & Guides' team

4.90

(20)

Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA-ASEGUIM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I am a mountain guide, but also a passionate traveler, climber in rock and ice, and photographer. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.

I have more than 17 years of experience climbing mountains and volcanoes not only in Ecuador, but also in other South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This experiences prepared me to lead expeditions in challenging routes all around the world.

I studied 6 years of Tourism in the University, and followed ASEGUIM courses to become a mountain guide. I’ve also been evaluated by ENSA, and completed first aid courses in the Ecuadorian Red Cross.

I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their objectives. I speak Spanish, English, German, Italian, and a bit of Russian.

Languages

Russian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ASEGUIM | UIAGM

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What people are saying about -Edgar & Guides' team

Paul

5.00

Unable to complete this trip so review is not relevant

Paul

5.00

Unfortunately we were unable to complete any of the climbs due to political unrest in Ecuador. However the guide service took very good care of us make sure we were safe drove us everywhere and make sure we got to the airport safely. If we were to repeat a trip to Ecuador we would definitely use these guides again

John

5.00

Edgar is an amazing guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging. The combination makes you feel confident in the things that he teaches you and in your ability to reach the summit.

Sarah

5.00

The only reason I give 4 to trip rating is that the first hike at Quilotoa was disappointing. The lake was definitely worth seeing but only going down and back up was not great. We would’ve much preferred hiking at least part way along the crater edge. Even if we only had enough time for there and back.

Manuel

5.00

I highly recommend Edgar and Segundo Parra as your guides in Ecuador. Experienced and goal oriented service coupled with a safety first approach that will adapt to all levels of mountaineering.

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