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9-Day Trek in the Andes: Cotopaxi and Quilotoa

Trek in the Andes: Cotopaxi and Quilotoa -- Trip Photo of Ecuador trek  Ecuador map

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This journey will transport you into the heart of the two Andean cordilleras of Ecuador. The itinerary combines hiking in the eastern cordillera with the Cotopaxi volcano and national park and in the western cordillera with the Quilotoa lagoon.

We can arrange for shorter itineraries that only visit one of these areas. All trekking is non-technical.

Overnights are a combination of tented camping and simple village inns and lodges.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrival
  • DAY 2: Trek Cotopaxi National Park
  • DAY 3: Rumiñahui ascent (4722 m / 15,500 ft)
  • DAY 4: Cotopaxi refuge & glacier (5000 m / 16,400 ft)
  • DAY 5: Trek Insilivi-Chugchilan
  • DAY 6: Trek Chugchilan-Quilotoa
  • DAY 7: Trek Quilotoa-Tigua
  • DAY 8: Tigua > Quito
  • DAY 9: Departure


  • Starts and finishes in Quito
  • Cotopaxi National Park
  • Ascent of Rumiñahui (4722 m/ 15,500 ft)
  • Quilotoa Lagoon

LOCATIONS: Ecuador, Andes, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa Lagoon

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking


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