On Day 1 you will be picked up at the airport in Quito upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation. On Day 2 you will be privately transferred to Isinlivi, making a stop at the stunning Cotopaxi National Park. On Day 3 you will go on a beautiful and strenuous full day trek through pristine landscapes from Isinlivi to Chugchilan. Discover the Quilotoa Volcano’s stunning crater lagoon on a hike on Day 4 before being privately transferred back to Quito. Your trip ends on Day 5 with a Quito airport drop-off.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Quito Airport Pick-Up
Today you will be picked up at the Quito airport upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Quito.
Day 2: Private Transfer to Isinlivi & Cotopaxi National Park Walk (B/D)
Today you will be privately transferred to Isinlivi, making a stop along the way at the Cotopaxi National Park, where you will walk through the paramo to admire the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano. Overnight in Isinlivi.
Day 3: Trek Isinlivi to Chugchilan (B/L/D)
Today you will take a beautiful and strenuous hike from Isinlivi to Chugchilan through the beautiful Paramo landscape. You will walk with a local guide and a horse to carry your day pack. Your bigger luggage will be brought to your next accommodation separately. Along the way you can enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the many beautiful spots you will encounter. Overnight in Chugchilan.
Please note the Isinlivi to Chugchilan hike is a 6-7 hour walk that crosses a canyon, be prepared for ups and downs during your hike, also please consider the altitude (the highest altitude is of 3800m and the lowest is 3500m) may affect your performance and make the hike more challenging. Most of our guests from 35 to 55 years old complete this hike easily.
Day 4: Quilotoa Crater Lagoon & Private Transfer to Quito (B)
Today you will visit the Quilotoa Volcano’s stunning turquoise crater lagoon for a hike. Enjoy incredible views from this breathtaking place before being privately transferred back to Quito for overnight.
Day 5: Quito Airport Drop-Off (B)
Today your Ecuadorian adventure comes to an end with a drop-off at the Quito airport in time to catch your outbound flight. We wish you happiness and health for your journey onward.