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Quilotoa Crater Lake

Quilotoa & Cotopaxi Walking Tour in Andes Ecuador

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Activity Level: Moderate
Highlights: Cotopaxi National Park – Quilotoa Crater Lake - Andean Forests - Andean Markets
Itinerary: Day 1 Pasachoa Reserve Walk
Day 2 Cotopaxi National Park
Day 3 Quilotoa Crater Lake Hike
Day 4 Traditional Andean Market

Day 1          Pasochoa Reserve       2700 – 3000m       10km – 3.5hrs
Today we ascend the Pasochoa Volcano, walking through Andean forests, up to the ridge of the old caldera. We discover the fascinating flora and fauna of this reserve and picnic with incredible 360 degree views of the Pasachoa, Atacaso & Corazon volcanos.
Dinner & overnight in Hacienda La Cienega.

Day 2          Cotopaxi National Park      3800 – 4000m     10km – 4hrs
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. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we journey onto Tigua.
Dinner & overnight in Posada de Tigua.

Day 3          Quilotoa Crater Lake          3800m         5hrs
An early start this morning to drive to Quilotoa Crater Lake from where we begin today's hike. We follow the rim of this stunning lagoon with its incredible blue-green waters, one of Ecuador’s most beautiful and impressive spots. Box lunch included.
Dinner & overnight in the Posada de Tigua.

Day 4          Traditional Andean Market
Depending on the day of the week we can visit one of the traditional markets found in this region, an authentic Andean experience. After lunch in a local restaurant we return to Quito, where on arrival, the tour ends. We can also take care of your Quito hotel reservations and airport transfers, if you need assistance with these services please let us know.

Hacienda La Cienega, Cotopaxi

Hacienda-La-Cienega-CotopaxiHacienda La Cienega es una hacienda histórica con más de 300 años de antigüedad, ubicado en el corazón de la provincia de Cotopaxi. Como el Volcán Cotopaxi ha entrado en una fase activa, les recordamos que en caso de erupción La Cienega está considerada estar ubicada en una zona segura. La Cienega brinda habitaciones amplias y confortables, estilo boutique con baños privados, un restaurante bonito y además jardines y áreas sociales extensivas.

La Posada de Tigua, Tigua

posada-de-tiguaThe owners of La Posada de Tigua insist to their guests that "this is your house!" They have converted their 126-year-old home into a comfortable, welcoming guesthouse, while maintaining the working dairy farm and homely atmosphere which makes the Posada so unique.

Guests are invited to discover the Hacienda, walk the trails with views of the surrounding mountains, meet the animals, milk the cows then relax by the fireplace with a book and a glass of wine when the chilly evenings set in.

Prices 2018

No of People Accommodation Price per person
1 single room $1670
2 double room $950
3 - 4 double/triple rooms $740

Price includes:

Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist guide, all accommodation as specified with breakfast, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, local guide in Cotopaxi National Park, entrance fees to Quilotoa.

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

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2018.
A single supplement fee of US$60 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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