Ideal Ecuador Andes Hiking Tour

Day 1: FUYA FUYA AND OTAVALO
Our hiking adventure begins with a pickup at your hotel in Quito, we will travel north for two hours through the mountains of the Andes of Ecuador, first we will reach one of the most popular touristy destinations, Otavalo. After doing some sightseeing in Otavalo town, we will take a small road, which will take us to the Mojanda lagoon, where our first trek to the Fuya Fuya will start. After the hike we descend to Otavalo and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at our beautiful hacienda where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation: Hotel in Otavalo

Meals included: Box lunch and dinner
Day 2: TREKKING IMBABURA VOLCANO
We start at the foothills of Imbabura Volcano. This imposing mountain has the perfect positive slopes to train in altitude, from 3400mts to 4600mts. A very nice hike with great views of the valley and surrounding Andes mountains. After the hike we will return to our hotel in Otavalo to relax and rest for the next day of our Andes hiking trip.

Accommodation: Hotel in Otavalo

Meals included: Breakfast, box lunch and dinner
Day 3: CUICOCHA LAKE TREKKING AND OTAVALO MARKET
We will first have a private transfer to the famous Cuicocha lake located in the Andes about one hour away from our Hacienda, our trekking around the Cuicocha Crater Lake will take us about 5 hours enjoying amazing views on the way. After this amazing hike, we will visit the major city known for their Ecuadorian leather woods Cotacachi and continue back to Otavalo where we will visit the market. The Otavaleños are the most traditional indigenous people in Ecuador and differ by their clothing. Here we will have time to buy handcrafts and enjoy the colorful market. In the late afternoon we will head back to our hacienda.

Accommodation: Hotel in Otavalo

Meals included: Breakfast, box lunch and dinner
Day 4: CAYAMBE VOLCANO REFUGE
Today we will head to the Cayambe volcano, the third highest mountain in Ecuador after Chimborazo and Cotopaxi. We will drive to the Oleas refuge (4600 m), here we will get accommodation and enjoy the spectacular views over the Ecuadorian highlands. Food will be served at the refuge and we will spend the night here.

Accommodation: Mountain Refuge

Meals included: Breakfast, box lunch and dinner
Day 5: CAYAMBE VOCANO CLIMBING
On this day our ascension will begin at midnight. The Cayambe volcano is similar to Cotopaxi, the ascension is not of a technical type, it consists in crossing some crevasses and being in a good health condition. We will reach the peak early in the morning where a spectacular view will be presented in front of us. For the ascension and getting back we will need a total of around 9 hours. On our return we will drive to Quito where the tour ends with a drop off at your hotel or at the International Airport for your flight out. We can also extend your itinerary including a climb to the Cotopaxi volcano recently opened again for climbers, ask us about our different climbing tour options.

Meals included: Box lunch breakfast (ascent) and lunch

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2-3 Star Hotels per person
$1,290
4 Star Hotels per person
$1,525
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