2 DAY ANDES MOUNTAIN PACKAGE

Duration2 Days
Price From $160
Highlights
  • checkCotopaxi VolcanoOne of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
  • checkQuilotoa LagoonA beautiful lagoon with distinct turquoise water located in the middle of an extinct volcano crater.
  • checkSaquisili/PujiliVisit local markets, a local family, and learn about the Andean culture.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 COTOPAXI BIKING – VOLCANO AVENUE VIEW
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cotopaxi Biking

    You will start your first day of the Andes Mountain package tour at the meeting point in Quito, very early in the morning, at 07:00 AM. The drive to the Cotopaxi National Park will take around 1.5 hours. Once you arrive at the National Park, you can hike up the Cotopaxi Volcano to the refuge at 4,864 meters above sea level. After a safety briefing, you will commence your downhill descent on mountain bikes. There are some sections of the mountain biking route that are recommended for experienced riders. The journey will finish at a beautiful lagoon at the base of the Cotopaxi Volcano. After that, you will head to Hacienda Papagayo where you will stay over the night.

    * Please take some snacks with you as there might be a late lunch depending on arrival time.

    • ActivityActivityBiking, Exploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBus.
    • mealMealLunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda Papagayo or similar.
  • DAY 2 QUILOTOA LAGOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quilotoa Lagoon

    This day will be filled with culture. You will begin with a visit to a local indigenous market, Saquisili (Thursdays) or Pujili (Sundays). Afterwards, you will travel to the Quilotoa Lagoon, which is an astonishing emerald colored lagoon inside a large volcano crater (3,800m altitude). Before reaching the crater, you will pass through the ancient canyon of Zumbahua, where you can see many indigenous towns and farmlands. When you arrive to the crater, you will be able to appreciate the vast and gorgeous landscape. You will be invited to visit a local indigenous home where you will have the special opportunity to interact with the inhabitants and learn about their culture. After lunch, it is time to explore the Quilotoa Lagoon as you will hike down to the lagoon’s shore. At the end of the day, you will travel back to Quito.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBus.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Bus Transport Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point at Plaza Foch at 7:00 am.
  • Tour Guide Professional bilingual guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Gear Equipment Mountain bike & helmet during the biking activity.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Mules at Quilotoa on the way back to the top of the crater (optional).
    + Contribution to the community.
    + Additional food or beverages.
    + Personal health & travel insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information
  • This tour leaves on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Important things to bring: warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.
  • Keep in mind that climate at 4000 meters can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including health insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
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Price:
$ 190 p.p. based on 1 guest
$ 160 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
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