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Avenue of the Volcanoes Hiking Tour in the Andes

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Activity Level: Moderate
Highlights: Cotopaxi National Park – Chimborazo Volcano - Devil's Nose Train Ride - Cuenca
Itinerary: Day 1 Cotopaxi National Park Hike
Day 2 Chimborazo Faunistic Reserve Walk
Day 3 Devil's Nose Train Journey
Day 4 Cuenca

Day 1         Cotopaxi National Park         10km – 4hrs         3800 – 4000m
Our route today is located within the Cotopaxi National Park. Beginning at the Limpiopungo lake, our walk takes us through striking Andean landscapes, in the ever-present shadow of one of the world's highest active volcanoes – the snow-capped, perfectly cone-shaped Cotopaxi. Box lunch included.
Dinner & overnight in Hacienda La Cienega.

Day 2         Chimborazo Faunistic Reserve Walk        3km – 2hrs        4000m
Our path takes us through the dry paramo landscapes of the Chimborazo Volcano, Ecuador's tallest mountain. Highlights include impressive volcano views, and the chance to see wild vicuña which are a common sight within this nature reserve along with the Chimborazo Hillstar hummingbird which is endemic to this area. Lunch in a cosy mountain lodge.
Dinner & overnight in Hacienda Abraspungo.

Day 3         Devil's Nose Train Ride
Today we embark on Ecuador's most famous rail journey, along the Devil's Nose route, an exhilarating ride which zigzags along the steep sided mountains of the Andes. After lunch in a local restaurant, we continue on our journey to visit the Inca ruins at Ingapirca, before arriving in the beautiful city of Cuenca.
Dinner & overnight in Hotel Casa del Aguila.

Day 4         Cuenca
The tour finishes in Cuenca this morning. We can help coordinate flights onto Guayaquil or Quito for those who need, along with hotel reservations and airport transfers. Please let us know if you are interested in these extra services.

Hacienda La Cienega, Cotopaxi

Hacienda-La-Cienega-CotopaxiHacienda La Cienega is a 300 year old hacienda located in the heart of the Cotopaxi region. With the current threat of eruption from Cotopaxi Volcano, please remember that La Cienega is considered to be located in a safe zone, an area which will not be directly affected by lahars in the case of an eruption. La Cienega offers spacious and comfortable, boutique style rooms with private bathrooms, lovely restaurant facilities along with extensive gardens and social areas.

Hacienda Abraspungo, Riobamba

Hacienda-Abraspungo-RiobambaHacienda Abraspungo is a colonial style hacienda, located on the foothills of the Chimborazo Volcano. The hacienda offers a mixture of modern and traditional architectural design, in a comfortable and charming ambience.
• Guest rooms distributed in distinct wings of the hacienda, with direct access to the gardens & social areas
• Traditional restaurant serving gourmet dishes incorporating local flavours
• Social areas decorated with antiques, old photographs & Andean landscapes
• Free WIFI and Internet access

Hotel Casa del Aguila, Cuenca

Hotel-Casa-del-Aguila-CuencaCasa del Aguila was a family mansion back in the nineteenth century, located on Cuenca's old Eagle Street, where the hotel takes its name from. It is a great example of a typical colonial house, filled with unique architectural features, located in one of the most beautiful areas of the historical centre of Cuenca.
• Comfortable rooms with private bathroom harmoniously distributed on three floors.
• Cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating areas, offering a menu of coffees and pastries
• WIFI Internet access

Prices 2017

No of People Accommodation Price per person
1 single room $1780
2 double room $1050
3 - 4 double/triple rooms $870


Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist guide, all accommodation as specified with breakfast, local guide in Cotopaxi National Park, train tickets, entrance fees Ingapirca, 3 lunches & 3 dinners.

Not included:
International flights, personal travel insurance, alcoholic and soft drinks, extra activities at the hotels, tips and personal expenses.

Notes:
Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2017.
A single supplement fee of US$90 will apply for those requesting single accommodation.
Special group rates apply for groups of 5 people or more. Please contact us for more details.
Extra nights: We recommend that you visit Quito and can help with hotel reservations and activities in the city.

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