Start your trip with a Quito airport pick-up on Day 1 and transfer to Isinlivi on Day 2, stopping to take a walk in Cotopaxi National Park along the way. Trek to Chugchilan through the stunning paramo landscape on Day 3. See the Quilotoa Crater Lagoon on the morning of Day 4 before transferring to Banos. Discover Banos with an action-packed day full of mountain biking, zip-lining, and rock climbing on Day 5. Take a bus back to Quito on Day 6 and end your adventure on Day 7 with an 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 b 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 Banos (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 to Banos for overnight.
Day 5: Self-Guided Mountain Bike Scavenger Hunt, Zip-Lining, and Rock Climbing (B)
Today you will explore the amazing surroundings of Banos by going on a scavenger hunt by mountain bike. The hunt includes questions and tasks, leading you on a route along amazing waterfalls. A zip-lining experience is also included this day, after having completed the hunt. Together with a walk over a picturesque Tibetan bridge to go rock climbing over the pristine river before being transferred back to Banos.
Day 6: Bus Banos to Quito (B)
Today an English-speaking assistant will help you buying your included ticket to Quito at the local bus station. Upon arrival in Quito please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Overnight in Quito
Day 7: Quito Airport Drop-Off (B)
Today your trip will come to an end with a drop-off at the Quito airport in time to catch your departing flight. We wish you happiness and health for your journey onward!