4-Day Trekking “The Authentic Ecuador”
Highlights of this tour:
- Trekking to remote and unspoiled places
- Camping adventure in the Andes
- Overnight stay in an active farm “Hacienda El Aliso”
- Visit of one of the most famous and breath-taking volcano crater lagoons in Ecuador
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Culture, Guided Tours, Trekking
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Our 4-day Authentic Ecuador trekking start in Quito and takes you to the unspoiled places of Ecuador. After a short visit of the pre-inca ruins of Cochasquí we will start our first trek up to the beautiful Mojanda Lagoons. During this trekking you will climb the Fuya Fuya mountain peak and pass at a still active Andean farm.
- Private transportation (4×4) from Quito and back to Quito
- Private multilingual guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Tents and sleeping pads
- Personal expenses and tips
- Personal camping and trekking equipment (sleeping bag etc.)*
- Not mentioned services
*We can assist you with the rental of camping and trekking equipment
Transfer from Quito to the region of Otavalo – Start of the trekking from ruins Cochasquí up to the remote Mojanda Lagoons – overnight stay in tents at the Mojanda Lagoons
We will start our 4-day trekking adventure in Quito and will bring you to the Otavalo region. The start of our trekking are the ruins of “Cochasquí”, which we will visit first – the ruins are highlight regarding pre-inca archeology – After a snack at Cochasqui, we will start hiking upwards and we can observe how the vegetation changes into a paramo landscape and after xxx hours we will arrive at the remote and beautiful Mojanda lakes. Dinner with an amazing view of the lagoons. After dinner we will rest early at our camping site.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Climb up to the Fuya Fuya Mountain, the highest mountain peak next to the lagoons – descent and overnight stay in tents at the Lagoon
Early in the morning, we will have a delicious breakfast to get energy for the ascent to the peak of the Fuya Fuya Mountain. The Fuya Fuya is the highest mountain peak of the mountains surrounding the Mojanda Lake. You will have a great view of the Andean panorama. After the descent we will have a dinner near the lagoon. Overnight stay at the campsite next to the Mojanda lagoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trekking throughout typical paramo landscape to an active farm – possibility to have bbq as dinner while enjoying the view of a cloud forest and the city of Otavalo
After an early breakfast, we will start our 3rd day of trekking. We will hike through paramo landscape, typical for the Ecuadorian Andes. While descending, the landscape changes and will turn into cloud forest. We will arrive at “Hacienda El Aliso”, an active Andean Farm, where you can observe or help with the farm work and relax. We can have BBQ as dinner with an incredible view of the cloudforest and you will rest in comfortable rooms and enjoy the hot water shower. Overnight stay at Hacienda El Aliso.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer to the close and famous Cuicocha Lagoon – Short hike – Typical Lunch and transfer back to Quito
We will have a delicious breakfast at the Hacienda and then drive to the famous volcano crater Lagoon Cuicocha. You definitively won’t forget this incredible view and atmosphere. After a short hike at the crater of the lagoon, we will drive back to Otavalo to get some typical Andean dishes for Lunch. After Lunch, we will bring you with our private transport back to Quito.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
2 nights in tents (on the shore of the Mojanda Lagoons)
1 night in an active farm (Hacienda El Aliso)
Including camping equipment (tents)
Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag & mat)