Ecuador -Volcanos Hike

AAEH04-B Ruco Pichincha Volcano (4690 m) hike 1D

Morning transfer to the "Teleferico" entrance and from here using this new cable car in Quito we will be transported up to the top of the hill known as Cruz Loma (3900m). From here we will start our 2 hours hike to the base of the extinct volcano Ruco Pichincha (4974m). The hike is easy with nice views of Quito and of the surrounding volcanoes. With good weather we will be able to see Cotopaxi, Antisana, Cayambe and other volcanoes.

Included: Private transportation, professional guide, all entrance fees, box lunch.

Grading: Easy – moderate

AAEH08 Cotopaxi Volcano Hike (5,897 m) 1D

The Cotopaxi National Park is located a 2 hours drive southwards from Quito. It offers impressive views of one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. The hike starts at the Limpiopungo valley (3,800 m) and heads out across the vast plains of the highlands to reach the Rivas Hut at 4,800 m. After enjoying a hot tea we will hike towards the north side of the volcano to observe the impressive glaciers. Hike down to the parking lot and return to Quito. BL.

Include: private transport, professional guide, all entrance fees, box lunch
Grading: Easy – moderate

AAEB06 Double Down: Bike & Rafting Adventure 2D/1N

Day 1: Full day downhill biking (Cotopaxi).

Early in the morning, drive southwards from Quito. After 3 hours we will arrive at the Cotopaxi National Park Limpiopungo valley, from where we drive directly up to the parking lot of the mountain hut (4,600 m). Visit to the Rivas refuge at 4,800 m and to the impressive glaciers. Afterwards mount cycles for a 2 km downhill run to the Limpiopungo valley. In the valley there are a variety of route options, which can be taken. Wind proof or resistant clothing should be taken

We will overnight in a nice Hacienda in Machachi town. (BL, D).Day 2: Early departure to the Blanco (or Toachi) River. Before starting our trip we offer a safety briefing and paddle techniques. We will enjoy a 3 hour rafting excitement. (B, BL).

Included: Guide, quality mountain bike (special sizes upon request), helmet, private transportation, knee & elbow pads, box lunch, and entrance fees.

Not included: personal clothing and gear, tips, extras.
Grading: Trek: moderate; Bike: experience in open road required.

rading: Easy – moderate