Condor Machay Waterfall Family Hike

From $114 per person

This perfect hike for all the family, along the banks of the cascading Pita River, takes you through elfin forests and across iron bridges, to your final destination – the impressive Condor Machay Waterfall.

  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Tour Duration: 8 hours
  • Hike Duration: 3 hours (8km)
  • Highlights: Pita River, pretty waterfalls, bridge crossings, humid Andean forest, Condor Machay waterfall
Dad and daughter with arms in air in front of tall Condor Machay Waterfall in Cotopaxi


Travelling south from Quito, we reach the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador.

Today’s hike is an in–and–out trail suitable for all the family, and takes place at an altitude of 3100m to 3200m. Following the course of the Pita River, this relatively flat walk takes us upstream through a rocky canyon filled with diverse Andean forest.

Crossing the river on a number of footbridges, we pass many pretty waterfalls before arriving at our destination – the stunning 80m high Condor Machay waterfall. Picnic lunch included. (8km – 3 hours)


Prices 2024

2 people
$179 p/p
3 - 4 people
$134 p/p
5 - 6 people
$114 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist hiking guide, box lunch.

Not included:
Tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

Crossing one of many bridges on the Condor Machay Trail
River View on Condor Machay Trail
Pretty waterfall on Condor Machay Trail
Climbing trees on Condor Machay Trail
Resting next to another waterfall on Condor Machay Trail
Breathtaking Condor Machay Waterfall at the end of the trail