Trek off-the-beaten-path in the Andes
Trek the Quilotoa Loop
View wild vicuñas near Chimborazo
Explore Baños city
The Swing of the end of the World
Hike to Pailon del Diablo Waterfall
Learn about the Culture of the Andes
Hike to the Glaciers of Cotopaxi Volcano
Share time with the local indigenous people
Bath at the volcanic hot springs in Baños
Stay at unique places in every location
Be led by top Activexpedition experienced guides at every step you take
Support sustainable travel to preserve culture and nature
Day 3.- Trek Isinlivi - Chugchilan
Day 4.- Trek Chugchilan - Quilotoa
Day 5.- Trek Chimborazo
Day 7.- Trek Cotopaxi
12 years old
Trekking from Sigchos to Isinlivi
Trek Isinlivi - Chugchilan
Trek Chugchilan - Quilotoa - Chimborazo
Baños and the Route of the Waterfalls
Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide
Accommodation for seven nights
Meals according to the Itinerary
Water and snacks at all time
Trekking gear: (Black diamond hiking poles).
All fees to reserves and museums
International or domestic flights
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tips for guides and drivers
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Itinerary Disclaimer: Even though we have a detailed itinerary, your guides, due to weather or safety reasons, can make changes. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.
Visas and Passports: Make sure you check your visa and passport validity and requirements per country. It is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months before your travel.
Accommodation: We strive to use small and charming places that are unique and provide stellar service.
Single Supplement Costs: Generally this fee is not incurred as we match you with another person of the same gender in a twin room, but if you prefer not to share and have your own room, then there will be an associated fee
Transportation: Driving time can take more than expected in Ecuador, as it is a small country with roads meandering through the Andes Mountains. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.
Gear: We will provide hiking poles, which are especially helpful in steep uphill and downhill segments
Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. Experience is not a prerequisite but please keep in mind that trekking lasts four to six hours a day covering between seven to nine miles every segment. The average daily elevation change will be 1500 feet. There will always be transport support in the case that someone wants to take a break or just wants to avoid the uphill. Our drivers will be happy to show you the landscapes from the car.
Weather and Elevation: In Ecuador the weather can be very variable depending on which side of the Andes you are traveling to, so it is highly recommended to come ready for all kinds of weather. When they say “Ecuador, All in One Place” they mean it! The altitude determines the temperature and the higher you go the colder it gets. Don’t let the geographic location of the country fool you. Even at a mere 15,000 feet the temperatures can feel like those of a winter in the northern United States. The coastal lowlands in the western part of Ecuador are typically warm with temperatures in the region of 25 °C (77 °F). Coastal areas are affected by ocean currents and between January and April are hot and rainy. The weather in Quito is consistent with that of a subtropical highland climate. The average temperature during the day is 70 °F (21 °C), which generally falls to an average of 50 °F (10 °C) at night. The average temperature annually is 64 °F (17.8 °C). There are only really two seasons in the city: dry and wet. The dry season runs from June to September and the wet season is from October to May.
Sustainability: We do our best to not produce any trash; we believe that recycling is not enough so we try to avoid using any plastic or materials that pollute our environment. Every day we work towards being a zero waste tour operator and our staff is well trained to leave the least impact possible in our service areas. We also work with local indigenous communities in the different regions. By doing so we are able to teach our guests about the rich culture Ecuador, all the while helping the people preserve their traditions and lands. By working directly with local peoples, we are able to create a sustainable touristic income for the community.
Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch. Each guide has many years of experience and they all have taken additional courses for other outdoor activities as well as have International First-Aid certifications. On top of all of this, they are all extremely personable and strive to deliver travel experiences of a lifetime.
Heath Advisory: No vaccinations needed for this trip
We do recommend travelling light for this expedition. A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In Ecuador, the weather can change drastically especially when you are traveling on both sides of the Andes.
Two pairs of lightweight hiking pants
One pair of cold weather hiking pants
Two pairs of shorts
One bathing suit
Four non-cotton T-shirts
One cotton T-shirts
One water T-shirt
One winter warm jacket
One rain jacket
One pair of rain pants
One pair of hiking shoes
One pair of snickers
One pair of water sandals
One- or two-night outfits
One cap or hat
NOTE: Laundry is available almost at every location and is quiet cheap, this helps traveling light too.