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Itineraries

Day 1

Guagua Pichincha

• Pick up at 7:00am • Transfer to Guagua Pichincha • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions) • Begin ascent • Lunch • Reach summit • Return to Quito to your Hotel No include the Hotel.

Day 2

Pasochoa

• Pick up at 07:00 am • Travel to Pasochoa • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions) • Begin ascent • Reach summit • Lunch and return to Quito

Day 3

Northern Ilinizas

• Pick up at 7:00 am • Check the equipment • Leave from the Lodge to Northern Iliniza • Begin ascent • Lunch • Reach the summit • Accommodation at “Llovisna” Lodge

Day 4

Quilotoa

• Pick up at 07:00 am • Leave towards Saquisili / Pujili / Zimbahua Indian markets (it depends on the day) • Depart to an indigenous hut followed by depart to Quilotoa Lagoon • Arrive to Quilotoa followed by trek around the crater • Lunch • Arrive to Tigua community • Return towards Quito

Day 5 and 6

Cayambe Volcano

• Intro to Cayambe Coca reserve followed by lunch at the refuge • Equipment check followed by practice on glaciers (depends on weather) • Dinner, sleep, wake up; begin climbing. • < Reach summit • Return to refuge to have breakfast • Departure to Quito

Day 7

Otavalo

Driving north of Quito is the most famous indigenous market of Ecuador: Otavalo, full of traditions and handcrafts. Before arriving to this magic place, you will visit Calderon, a small town famous for “Mazapan” handicrafts. Following the route is Cayambe, the perfect place to see how people prepare biscuits using a traditional technique. Next stop will be a view point to enjoy the landscape of Imbabura volcano (4610 mts.) and San Pablo lagoon. Your next and most anxious spot will be Otavalo market, where you will spend time shopping and some quality time with your friends. You will fall in love with all variety of handicrafts. Then you will go to Cotacachi to have a delicious lunch and explore the leather local work shops for a great landscape ending at Cuicocha´s view point.

Day 8

Chimborazo

Departure from Quito at 9:00 am with his guidance, we go south for approximately five hours to reach the first hut on Chimborazo located at 4800 m. After lunch, we'll walk from this point with the whole team at 5000m to reach the second evacuation center and undergo a training course glacier with a guide before dinner and a short break to 11 hours.

Day 9

Chimborazo

We rise from 7 to 8 hours at the summit will begin at approximately 12:00 a.m., the Whymper summit is located at 6,310 m. In our reduction of approximately three to four hours, enjoy beautiful views of the Andes. We return to Quito at 4 pm.

Day 10

Mindo

Mindo is a beautiful valley located 2 hours northwest of Quito, behind the Pacific slopes of the Pichincha volcano. This place has a lot of nature and adventure activities. We offer a good mixture of both to give you the best experience. Once you arrive in Mindo´s cloud forest will visit a Butterfly farm and Hummingbird feeders, don´t forget your camera. The adventure continues with the Canopying with 13 zip lines of different lengths that range from 20 to 400 mts and with different characteristics for all adventure seekers of all ages. If you prefer a another activity, we also have another option of trekking across the cloud forest to visit a waterfall and a ride in a “Tarabita”(Cable tram). After all these exciting activities will break for lunch. Afterwards will leave Mindo towards Quito but first will visit another special spot to view hummingbirds, butterflies and posibibly we can spot some Tanagers and Toucans.

Day 11

Cuyabeno Reserve

Quito –Lago Agrio – El Puente: Flight (10:30 – 20 mins.) or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.

Day 12

Cuyabeno Reserve

Cuyabeno River: Morning: three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, piranha fishing, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.

Day 13

Cuyabeno Reserve

Cuyabeno River: Morning: An hour and a half boat ride down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food. After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets and ancestral knowledge of shamanism. At night we enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them.

Day 14

Cuyabeno Reserve - Quito

El Puente – Lago Agrio – Quito: Early morning: Bird watching Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Flight or bus ride back to Quito.
  • Transportation from Quito to all volcanoes and way back
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (ASEGUIM certification)
  • Climbing equipment, plastic climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, outside gloves,rope, gaiters)
  • All the meals in the tour, Breakfas and Dinner for 2 first days
  • Accommodation at “Llovisna” lodge and Jose Rivas refugio. 3 Nigths the Hotel