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4-Day Cotopaxi Lodge to Lodge Trek

4-Day Cotopaxi Lodge to Lodge Trek

4 days

4-Day Cotopaxi Lodge to Lodge Trek
from $1095 USD

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A superb combination of trekking and comfort on Cotopaxi Volcano area staying on comfortable Haciendas and lodges of the region. This itinerary will take us through valleys and Andean communities, private conservation areas, Cotopaxi National Park, archaeological sites though exclusive trails and properties.

Extend your trip:

  • Add 1 day to do the Quilindana Trek, spending the night at Hacienda El Tambo
  • Add 2 nights camping for a full 6-day Volcanoes Trek
  • Add an extra day at the Hacienda El Porvenir for mountain biking, ropes course, and/or horseback riding
  • Add a rest/spa day at the luxurious CotopaxiPungo

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Day 1: 4-DAY COTOPAXI HACIENDA TREK / Trekking in Santa Rita Ecological Reserve (L)

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A private transportation and bilingual guide will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel in Quito. We will do a quick stop at El Porvenir for a hot canelazo and then we will drive you from El Porvenir to Santa Rita Ecological Reserve, crossing the paramo plains.

Our hike will begin at an altitude of 3,300 meters, (10826 ft), from which we will begin climbing Pasochoa Volcano. The route crosses patches of native Andean forest and open "paramos" a type of moorlands. We will trek through fields covered with high straw and will enjoy the magnificent view of the neighboring mountains covered with snow such as Antisana, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, and Sincholagua watch over us during this climb. We will have a box lunch in the middle of the day.

Hiking time is about 7 hours total round trip. Hiking difficulty is low.

Meals included: Lunch
Mid-Range Accommodations: CotopaxiPungo

Day 2: Trekking Santa Rita Ecological Reserve to Hacienda El Porvenir (BL)

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After breakfast we start the hike towards Hacienda El Porvenir. The hike starts on native forest trails and will take us through a Chagra ( Andean Cowboy community) where we can appreciate the peasant lifestyle. We will hike through trails, gravel roads and portions of cobalt stone roads. On our way we will pass by one of the local schools and learn about the challenges and strategies local people are using to improve their education standards and learn about the current projects we are supporting at the communities. On our arrival at Hacienda El Porvenir, we will visit Manto Blanco Waterfall before we reach the house where a wholesome meal awaits us and we will be given an enlightening talk on the local history, geology, scenery, flora, fauna and culture.

Trekking time 5 hours approx.

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

Day 3: Trekking Hacienda El Porvenir to Tambopaxi (BL)

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After a delicious breakfast on Hacienda El Porvenir, we head towards the green trail passing through native forest. we reach the paramo and the Mirador de Los Guardianes del Volcán, a fantastic view point with wooden sculptures that resemble the cosmovision of the ancient cultures and their relation with the volcanoes in the Andes. We continue heading towards Cotopaxi’s cone and we head down to Tambopaxi Lodge.

Trekking time 5 hours approximately.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Mid-Range Accommodations: Tambopaxi Lodge

Day 4: Trekking Cotopaxi National Park (BL)

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After breakfast we start our hike on direction to Manantiales a natural water spring at the base of Cotopaxi Volcano Then we head to Pucara Del Salitre, a strategic military fortress of the Inca Empire that was used to monitor the roads that led to the Amazon Rainforest and Latacunga Valley through the old road or "incañan". We will explore this area and take a box lunch. From this point we headed to El Control north gate to take the road back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pricing

4-Day Cotopaxi Lodge to Lodge Trek
from $1095 USD
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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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