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Trip Type : Private Guided
Andean Mountains and Clouds View, Ecuador

Jewels of the Andes | Exploring the Andes

Latin Adventures
4.7 . Excellent
93%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
4 days
From: $ 560 $ 140 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to the Center of Interpretation where we’ll learn about the flora and the fauna of the park
  • Enjoy your way to Chimborazo National Park
  • Opportunity to visit the hotsprings
  • Exploration of the town of Baños and the valley of the waterfalls

Short Description

This 4 day package brings you from the most beautiful and the highest volcanoes of the Andes to to the only one emerald sparkling lake in the mountains.The highlands of the Ecuadorian Andes with its alluring beauty, are an amazing and unique place due to the multiplicity of landscapes and surroundings. It lends itself to the variety of activities and adventures we could have without the need of large and elaborate arrangements. Although small in size, Ecuador is a country with unexplored or barely explored places. Its mountains hide beautiful and exotic nooks enticing those who love all kinds of adventure exploring the Andes.

 

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • Adventure program in private tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • Private transportation
  • English - Spanish speaking certified guide
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Entrances fee in Cotopaxi and Chimborazo national Park, Pailon del Diablo and Casa del Árbol.
  • Coca tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Itinerary

Day 1: Interpretation Center – Hike – Volcanoes Avenue

Overnight in Chugchilan / Cotopaxi.

Leave early in the morning and take “The Volcanoes Avenue” to Latacunga. Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world (5,897 msnm) located two hours from Quito. Along the way, we’ll see various mountains including, El Corazon, Rumiñahui, Illinizas, Pasochoa, and Atacazo. The national park allows us the opportunity to hike around the lake at the foot of the Volcano. After, we’ll climb the volcano by vehicle until 4,500 meters. We’ll then climb until 4,800 meters where there is a refuge and from there continue up to the glaciers. Of course, all plans depend on weather and National Park restrictions. Visit the Center of Interpretation where we’ll learn about the flora and the fauna of the park and the moors protected areas. After, we’ll eat lunch and dinner in the Lodge.

Day 2: Hike – Quilotoa Lagoon - Indigenous Village – Mountains Scenery

Overnight in Riobamba.

Leave early in the morning to Quilotoa Lagoon. On the way we’ll observe the colorful landscape of the moors and indigenous communities that inhabit the area. (Possibility to visit a indigenous market depending the day) At the lagoon you can descend inside the crater and return on horseback or simply take a walk around the crater. Lunch in Quilotoa.

Day 3: Chimborazo Volcano – Hike – Andes Scenery

Overnight at Baños.

After breakfast, we’ll take the way to Chimborazo National Park, passing through the some communities. We’ll take you up to the first shelter (Carrel Brothers) 4800 meters, we have a short hike from the first to the second shelter (Edward Whymper) 5000 meters, return the first shelter.

Day 4: Andean Village – Waterfalls – Adventure Activities

A full day of exploration of the town of Baños and the valley of the waterfalls. The Pailon del Diablo, is the largest and most spectacular Ecuador´s falls but other smaller ones are also impressive. There is also an opportunity to visit the hotsprings after which the town has been named. Our driver is at your disposal for the whole day to give you maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make such as: Visit to The House Tree, rafting, horse back riding, canopy etc. After Lunch return to Quito.

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Price Per Day: $ 140 per day
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14 Latin Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings

93%
4.7 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 13
Great 0
Average 0
Disappointing 0
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Value
4.6
Guide
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Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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Jewels of the Andes | Exploring the Andes

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Perfect adventure! Unforgettable impression!

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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation5.0
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I'd like to thank Latin Adventure for the unforgettable journey. I took daily tours Mitad del Mundo + 3 hour hike in Pululahua Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon & Landscape and was greatly pleased with everything. No words can describe the breathtaking view of Quilotoa Lagoon bathing in sunlight and color change. It's something really worth seeing! The same thing I can say about Pululahua Volcano. Majestic mountains drowing in myst produce a tremendous and somewhat subnatural impression which I'll never forget!
Besides, I took a 4-day tour to Upper Amazon Basins. It was a true adventure which allowed me to see the life of kichwa people at Rio Blanco and Sacha Waysa as it is, see their customs and traditions, understand the true value of their culture and furthermore enjoy the splendor of Selva. Due to the professionalism of my guides, I gained a unique experience and revealed an amazing nature of Ecuador.
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Great trip with Latin Adventures- Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Baños

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Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
Highly recommend this company- the transfers and itinerary ran smoothly and Gabriel was an excellent driver. Daniel was very knowledgeable about every aspect of our trip (local areas, culture, vegetation and more) and the 4 of us felt very well looked after.
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Very knowledgeable

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Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
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I can't say enough about how great my experience was with Latin Adventures Tour. Our tour guide, Diageo, was great. Very knowledgeable, friendly and fun and just made our overall tour very enjoyable. Highly recommended and will definitely use again!
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I really appreciated how well-organized this tour agency was, everything was always punctual and consistent with the agenda

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Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
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I started off my week in Quito with a free walking tour offered by the company Latin Adventures. The meeting point was in the Historic center of the city and easy to find.
I proceeded to do a couple day trips with Latin Adventures as well to the Volcano Cotopaxi and Laguna Quilotoa.

I really appreciated how well-organized this tour agency was, everything was always punctual and consistent with the agenda.
Eventually, I even went on the Amazon jungle tour that this agency offers.
I can't recommend Latin Adventures enough to other travelers of all lifestyles and ages.
Gracias
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Magnificent scenery, wildlife animals and birds.

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Lodging5.0
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Antisana Volcano 1 day tour.
We had a wonderfull day with our eminent guide Francisco and a beautifull hike on one of the good trails by the lake (lagoon). Magnificent scenery, wildlife animals and birds. We also had a delicous lunch with 4 courses at a small restaurant in the neighbourhood of the national park. We did not see all the tops of the volcanos, but we still had a perfect day. Thanks a lot. Aksel and Dagrun, Norway.
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PERFECT TOUR!

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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation4.0
Meals5.0
After trying many atravel agencies in Quito, let me tell you that Latin Adventures is the best one so far. I booked the Cotopaxi Tour with them and I enjoyed every second. The guide was polite and fun.. and most important he was really patient and stimulating during the hike! That day it was really cold but view breathtaking. Really good thing was to have lunch in a really nice and warm place.
Would reccomend everyone to hike the Cotopaxi and to do it with this agency!
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Optional Activities

This trip “Jewels of the Andes | Exploring the Andes” has optiona; activities as forllow:

  • Vegetarian meals or preferences
  • Airport transfer service
  • Extension programs in the Amazon Jungle or Galapagos Islands

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

The client can cancel and withdraw from the contract at any time before beginning the tour, however this must be done in writing. Refunds can only be made under the following cancellation guidelines, as pre- tour costs will be incurred and cannot be recuperated by Latin Adventures.

Therefore the following cancellation fees will be charged for cancelled tours:

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Trip Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Activities not specified in the program
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips

Meals Included:

3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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