This Andes Mountain Package tour will bring you to the Cotopaxi Volcano and the Quilotoa Lagoon, 2 incredible highlights of the Andes. The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world. Rebecca Adventure Travel offers many Andes Mountain packages, where you will be able to discover the adventurer in yourself. During these tours, you will be able to go mountain biking, hiking, trekking, and discover beautiful volcanoes and mountain peaks. Let’s not forget about Quilotoa, which has an astonishing emerald-green lake.Via this link, you can find all the Andes Mountain Tours that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers. Enjoy this 2 Day Mountain Tour with us!
Cotopaxi VolcanoOne of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
Quilotoa LagoonA beautiful lagoon with distinct turquoise water located in the middle of an extinct volcano crater.
Saquisili/PujiliVisit local markets, a local family, and learn about the Andean culture.
DAY 1 COTOPAXI BIKING – VOLCANO AVENUE VIEW
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. Some optional trails on the mountain biking route 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.
Activity:Biking. Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing.
Accommodation:Hacienda Papagayo or similar.
DAY 2 QUILOTOA LAGOON
This day will be filled with culture. At 08:00 AM the transfer from your hotel will pick you up. Then visit a local indigenous market, Saquisili (Thursdays) or Pujili (Sundays). Afterward, 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 at 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.
Mountain bike & helmet during the biking activity.
Meals as described in the itinerary.
Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point at Plaza Foch at 7:00 am.
Professional bilingual guide.
All activities as described in the itinerary.
24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
+ 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.
Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
This tour leaves on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
Inform yourself aboutfood safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected byRebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at theTravel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.