Unforgettable experience around the Ecuadorian Andes. In this amazing trip around the mountains, you will see three different big volcanoes. Two of them with glacier more than 5.700 meters above sea level (Cotopaxi & Antisana). Two of them in activity, mostly Cotopaxi, and Quilotoa.
In the first day we will arrive in a spectacular spot in the Andes. After one hour drive from Quito passing next to ancient lava flows from the Antisana volcano, we will arrive to the natural habitat of the Andean condor and many varieties of hummingbirds. After that we will drive to the Antisana, to see the big paramo around it and reach a lagoon. In the way we will see more birds and have the chance to spot deer. There we will have a nice box lunch in the peace of nature. After that we will head back to the condor spot for lunch. Finally, we will drive for around one hour and thirty minutes to an amazing mountain house, with a spectacular view. There we will have dinner.
The second day, it’s a day that we will get immerse in and amazing ecological reserve. We will have a complete day of hiking. The hikes are moderate and beautiful, where we will see 5 different waterfalls and two rivers. In this reserve there is a lot of wild life and birds. Approximate distance of hike is 7 kilometers. In middle of those hikes, we will have and amazing lunch next to one of the rivers in the reserve restaurant. In the afternoon the hike will be to the last waterfall following an amazing canyon in one of the rivers. After this we will return to the mountain house, set up the fire and have dinner.
The third day will start with an amazing breakfast with a nice view to the mountains. After the breakfast we will drive for around one hour to the Cotopaxi National Park. There we will stop at the Limpiopungo lagoon. We will do soft hike around the lagoon. It will take us around one hour and a half, and if it’s clear we will get to see Cotopaxi next to us. After the hike we will drive to have lunch in a nice restaurant at the main entrance of the National Park. Then we will drive for two hours through an amazing road in the Andes mountains that will take us next to Chugchilan, our last stop near to the Quilotoa volcano. There we will have an amazing dinner and rest in an amazing eco lodge.
The fourth day the fourth day will start with a great breakfast in the ecolodge. Then we will drive for forty minutes to the entrance to an amazing view point in the Quilotoa. There is the place where we will start the hike of the Quilotoa loop. The loop will take us around 6 to 8 hours, it’s an easy hike with some narrow spots. If you don’t feel like doing the complete loop, we can just have a smaller hike next to the amazing viewpoint. After the hike we will start our return to Quito. We will stop in the way in a traditional restaurant with amazing food. After lunch we will drop off at the hotel our airport.
two to three people