The best way to explore the superb Andean landscapes is on foot and through well-commuted trade trails used by the indigenous cultures for centuries. On these trails even today, you will find glimpses of everyday life in local communities, from people returning from the weekly market or women carrying their babies and groceries on the back, to men rearing their pack animals.
Our trekking tours vary from easy one-day hikes up to tailor-made, several-day programs with overnight stays in hotels/hostels, huts and community projects. For the more adventurous trekker, accommodation in tents can also be arranged.
One-day hike : Cuicocha Lake Loop
Several-day, hostal-based trekking : Quilotoa Loop
Several-day trekking out in the wilderness : Camino del Inca, Altar Trekking
Example of a 20-day trekking trip
Join us on an adventure to visit the most beautiful sites of the Andes, from traditional communities and markets to emerald-colored crater lakes and snow-capped volcanoes. Or take a train ride to the Devil’s Nose and explore the stunning diversity of the Amazon Lowland with our guided tour.
After arriving in Quito, you travel to the Otavalo area straight away, and for the next four days, explore its famous market, the volcanic crater lake Cuicocha with its abundant vegetation and hike to the top of the first summits: Fuya Fuya und Cubilche.
After visiting the colonial old town of Quito, you ride the cable car called TelefériQo up to the Rucu Pichincha. Then, it is time to head to the Cotopaxi area, where you climb Pasochoa and visit the Cotopaxi National park before embarking on the three-day Quilotoa loop.
It’s time to get to the highest point of the tour at the refugee on the West face of the Chimborazo, located at 5.080 meters above sea level before enjoying a seven-day train ride. Relax in the hot pools of Baños and visit the nearby waterfalls before ending the trip in the Amazon Lowland at a lodge along the Napo River. This is when you head back to Quito to take your return flight .
You will stay in a hotel/hostel, hacienda or lodge every night, but you will also spend a night with an indigenous community in a project. Most meals are included and you will be accompanied by a certified guide and driver.