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The haciendas of Ecuador, 11-day Trek in the Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa & Chimborazo

Join ASEGUIM certified guide Javier for an amazing 11-day trekking adventure through the haciendas of Ecuador in the Cotopaxi National Park.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration11 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Enjoy an 11-day trekking adventure through Ecuador.

  • Explore different mountainous regions, including Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and more.

  • Spend your nights in comfortable haciendas and lodges.

Description

Throughout Ecuador, there are a number of amazing places you can visit, explore and enjoy. And, on this 11-day trekking adventure, I would like to guide you on a hacienda to hacienda tour through the amazing Cotopaxi National Park and other great areas.

Throughout this adventure, we will explore 3 different mountainous regions of Ecuador. Those regions include Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Chimborazo. Each one of the regions offers its own unique set of highlights, viewpoints and experiences. Furthermore, in these regions you will get to see some of the most famous volcanoes along the famed Avenida de los Volcanes, including Cotopaxi and the country’s highest peak: Chimborazo. Other great highlights include a number of stunning waterfalls.

Another great highlight of this trip is you’ll be taking an unforgettable ride to the Devil’s nose on a refurbished train, before returning to Quito, which you will also get to explore

Finally, the haciendas and lodges you will be occupying during the evenings are quite comfortable. Thus providing you with a great place to rest and relax, which will prepare you for the following day’s trekking. The night time views you will get to enjoy are great as well.

While this is not a technically difficult trip, there is a lot of hiking involved. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.

Exploring the volcanic areas of Ecuador is a dream come true for adventurous people. To experience that journey for 11 days all you have to do is send a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also offer a 13-day expedition that will take you to a number of Ecuadorian Volcanoes as well.

Accommodation

Various lodges and haciendas

Meeting point

Quito

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rio Pita waterfall 3.000m/ 9,840ft. Overnight at CotopaxiPungo

Day 2: Hike to Hacienda El Porvenir 3.500m/ 11,480ft. Overnight at Hacienda el Porvenir or to Hacienda Los Mortiños

Day 3: Porvenir – Pucará Salitre- Tambopaxi 3.700m/ 14,060ft. Overnight at Tambopaxi

Day 4: Rumiñahui hike 4.500/ 14,750ft- Overnight at Tambopaxi

Day 5: Saquisili Indian market hike to Insilivi 2.900m/9,515 ft. Overnight at Llullullama

Day 6: Hike to Chugchilan 3.300m/ 10.496ft. Overnight at Mama Hilda

Day 7: Hike to Quilotoa 3.800m/ 12,464ft.

Day 8: Drive to Estrella del Chimborazo / hike in the afternoon 4.000/15,200ft.

Day 9: Chimborazo hike to Whymper Needles 5.250m/ 17,220ft above the hut. Overnight at La Casona de Alausi

Day 10: Devils Nose train journey trenecuador Overnight in Baños

Day 11: Day in Baños/Transfer to Quito pm, arrive in Quito at 6 pm


About the guide

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He has been climbing in Ecuador for more than 25 years and has been working as guide for 15 years. As a mountaineer, he has led many ascents in the Andes, the Alps, the Karakorum and the Himalayas. The eight expeditions he headed in Nepal include guiding on two 8000-meter peaks.

He is currently the mountain rescue coordinator of the Ecuadorian Association of Mountain guides (ASEGUIM), and has completed several courses with ENSA, the French National School of Guides. He is also the program director in Ecuador of the American Alpine Institute

During his cycling career he won seven times the National Road Racing Championship, and also a gold and silver medal in the Pan-American games of 1990, for which he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honour for the highest merit in Sports.

If Javier Herrera is not available, he works with an excellent team of bilingual ASEGUIM/UIAGM guides.


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Prices per person

Group of 2

USD 2475 each

Group of 3

USD 2165 each

Group of 4

USD 2042 each

Group of 5

USD 2042 each

Group of 6

USD 2042 each

Group of 7

USD 2042 each

Group of 8

USD 2042 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price for a single room is 620 USD per person.


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