2 DAY ANDES ADVENTURE COTOPAXI & QUILOTOA

For the past 4000 years, the Andes Mountains have become a natural bridge where many cultures have based their existences and are still forming their history. The local Gods are alive, and felt through the fertile soil provided by the active volcanoes. Rich traditions and customs sprinkle the mountain range. The Andes are best experienced through local trips, which allow you to experience daily life. This trip will give you that unique opportunity to discover Volcano Cotopaxi, Quilotoa Crater Lake, Llanganates and Chimborazo. Explore with local people and enjoy the landscapes, biking through the paramos of the volcanoes and farm fields, staying in nice warm farm hotels.

DAY 1: COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

*** Though there has been recent volcanic activity in Cotopaxi National Park, this tour is now open and running. The volcano is currently active, but the National Park Service has declared it safe for specific access in the park. Itineraries have been adjusted slightly but continue to offer amazing views, hiking and biking at the volcano. Updated as of Jan 1st, 2016 ***

The Andean landscape in Ecuador will be even more spectacular when exploring it by bike! Don’t think about it, come with us and we will provide you with the best equipment required to get to Cotopaxi National Park. Besides enjoying the highest active volcano at 5,897 meters (19,347 feet), we will also experience Limpiopungo Lagoon and learn the reason why Cotopaxi means Moon’s Throne. This is mainly a hiking tour trip combined with an OPTIONAL downhill biking portion. Please contact us for additional information!

We will spend the night at the farm hotel

DAY 2: LAGUNA QUILOTOA

This full day cultural tour begins with a visit to a local indigenous market, Saquisili (Thursdays) or Pujili (Sundays).

The drive to Laguna Quilotoa – an amazing emerald lagoon inside a volcano crater at the height of 3.800m – displays beautiful views of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Zumbahua and many indigenous towns and farmlands. Before lunch we will visit a local aboriginal home where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants. The tour includes a steep hike down to the lagoon’s shore.

2 days of activities

1 nights in a farm lodge

Meals: breakfast and lunches

Transportation from and back to Quito.

optional kayaking, mule rent.

Meals: Dinner

Extra meals or drinks.

From: $140 p.p. more than 1 person (shared tour) start every Wednesday or Saturday

$150p.p single price (shared tour) start every Wednesday or Saturday

$270 p.p. (private tour) minimum 2 pax