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TREKKING QUILOTOA

Trekking Quilotoa Volcano near Chimborazo in Ecuador DAY 1: We leave from Baños in a minivan and drive for about 4-5 hours until we arrive at the Quilotoa Lake. We'll hike for 2 hours around the lake.

DAY 2: In the morning we will leave Quilotoa and head on to Latacunga and Saquisili. During the journey you'll be able to observe some of Ecuador's indigenous cultures at work with their herds of sheep or llamas. As we make our way to the Saquisili Market- a very colorful and typical indigenous market, you will also have the opportunity to see their homes made of adobe and paja (a plant that is commonly used to build roofs).

In the afternoon we will return to Baños.

The tour includes: Transportation, food, camping equipment
Minimum: 4 people

 

TREKKING ALTAR - ECUADOR

Trekking the Altares Volcano in EcuadorDAY 1: From Baños we will drive 3 hours to La Candelaria. We will eat lunch and then hike for about 4 hours to Playa Collanes. We will set up camp and dinner will be served. The guide will discuss the next day's activities before going to bed.

DAY 2: After breakfast we will hike to the Lago Amarillo (Yellow Lake) and the volcano crater- La Caldera del Altar, that sits at 4,500 meters. Once there, you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and play on the glaciers surrounding the lake.

Lunch will be served and we will return to the campsite at Playa Collanes.

In the evening there will be dinner and free time to rest.

DAY 3: We will have breakfast and hike to the Gampala Summit and the Lago Azul (Blue Lake). We will also hike to the Italian base camp and El Altar's circle of peaks. Lunch will be served and we will return to our camp. After packing up we will head back to La Candelaria with our equipment loaded onto mules. In the afternoon we will return to Baños.

The tour includes: Guide, equipment, transportation (including mules to carry equipment), food.

 

LLAMA TREKKING - ECUADOR

Trekking tour in the central highlands of EcuadorDAY 1 We will leave Baños in the morning, driving past Patate, until we get to the village of Poato (2,800 meters). From there we will hike 3-4 hours to our first campsite at an altitude of 3,600 meters. We will have spectacular views of both the Tungurahua and Chimborazo Volcanoes.

DAY 2 After breakfast we will hike 4 to 6 hours through the Andean highlands to the San Borja Lagoon and then on to our next campsite in Llanganates at 3,900 meters where we will sleep in tents.

DAY 3 We will eat breakfast, pack up camp, and hike through the cloud forest.

With any luck we will be able to see birds and the Andean spectacled bear (Tremarctos Ornatus) that are native to the region. Finally we will hike to the village of Triunfo where a car will be waiting to take us back to Baños.

The tour includes: English-speaking guide, camping equipment, food, transportation.
Minimum: 4 people

Ambato y Halflants - Baños de Agua Santa - Tungurahua - Ecuador
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