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3-Day Cotopaxi Hacienda Adventure

3-Day Cotopaxi Hacienda Adventure

3 days

3-Day Cotopaxi Hacienda Adventure
from $595 USD

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Choose from Cotopaxi High Ropes Adventure Park, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking near Cotopaxi while staying at a traditional hacienda (farm).

You can stay for any number of days, but a minimum of 3 days is recommended.

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Day 1: 3-DAY COTOPAXI HACIENDA ADVENTURE / Cotopaxi Ropes Course (LD)

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We leave Quito early in the morning and reach Hacienda El Porvenir, where we will be welcomed with canelazos and cheese empanadas. We get ready for our high rope course adventure. This is a high adventure activity with low environmental impact, letting people with little or no knowledge of climbing techniques have an unforgettable experience. Depending on the size of the group, the circuit takes 2 to 3 hours. In the afternoon we will have a delicious lunch and will go on a splendid hike to the reforestation area.

The afternoon is free for mountain biking on roads and trails, hiking to a local waterfall, or simply relaxing at the hacienda.

NOTE: You can customize your activities depending on your interests!

Tour Options:

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cotopaxi High Rope Adventure Park
  • Cotopaxi National Park

*** Meet your guide from “Hacienda El Porvenir” in the lobby of your hotel at 7:30am.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hacienda El Porvenir

Day 2: Horseback Riding RumiƱahui Volcano (BLD)

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In the morning we have a delicious, nutritious farm breakfast, followed by a brief riding lesson from our guides before we set out on our horses. Wearing the typical dress of the chagra (Ecuadorian cowboys), we ride out across the slopes of the dormant volcano, Rumiñahui. A legendary chagra from the area will come with us and share some of his deep knowledge of the country life. The ride lasts approximately 4 hours.

Back in the farmhouse, a tasty local lunch will be ready on our arrival. In the afternoon we go on a walk to Manto Blanco waterfall.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hacienda El Porvenir

Day 3: Cotopaxi National Park Visit (BL)

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Traditional breakfast and then we get ready to visit Cotopaxi National Park. We set off for the Park and eventually reach the car park below the refuge.  From there we will begin our short hike up to the climbing hut (Refugio José Ribas) at 4,800m. (15,744 ft). It is hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of this volcano during the hike. Once back in the vehicle, we continue on our way, driving down to Limpiopungo Lake, where a wholesome box lunch will be served.

If there is time, we will visit the Park Visitors Centre, which has interesting descriptions of the local flora and fauna as well as details of the various eruptions of Cotopaxi.  We will then continue, crossing rocky valleys, until we reach the Pucará del Salitre, an ancient Inca fortress on the way to the Amazon basin. Near this spot there are some natural springs which rise with the icy water from underground rivers that come from the glaciers of Cotopaxi. Our trip ends at El Porvenir, where a delicious hot chocolate will be served up before we finally return to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

3-Day Cotopaxi Hacienda Adventure

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2018

# People in Group: 2-3 4+
Budget Lodging: $695 $595
Mid-Range Lodging: $745 $695

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • Lodging (based on double occupancy)
  • All meals from lunch on first day to lunch on last day
  • Guides (bilingual and local depending on the activity)
  • Basic equipment for each activity (chaps and poncho, bike, and protection pads)
  • Transportation from and back to Quito
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Cotopaxi National Park entrance fee
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Drinks
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

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