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Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour

Quito, Ecuador

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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Overview

Take a trip to the Antisana National Park for hiking and biking through the beautiful landscape southeast of Quito, between the provinces of Pichincha and Napo.
Travel through forests and stop at the outskirts of the Pichincha volcano, a great place to observe the Andean Condor. Its highest point in the snow is 5,755m (18,881ft), the lower point between 3,100m to 4,700 meters above sea level, which is the so-called Condor mirador viewpoint. From there, you can view the Antisana, Cotopaxi and a part of the volcano Cayambe, depending on the weather.

This day tour is a wonderful opportunity to hike, bike, and experience some of Ecuador’s most beautiful nature. This is mainly a hiking tour trip combined with an optional downhill biking portion.

Itinerary

7:00am: We leave from Quito and travel to Antisana Ecological Reserve
9:00am: Stop at Dry Lagoon Restaurant for breakfast inside the reserve
10:30am: Short stops in the wilderness for bird watching, weather permitting
11:00am: Arrival in the “Lagoon MICA” with an explanation of the area
11:30am: Walking trails with two trail options: Trail Condors: 2 hours and Trail Micaloma: 1 hour
1:30pm: Leave Lagoon MICA in transport for 7km more to finish the climb then enjoy 12.5 km of downhill biking (Bike path is in very good condition)
2:30pm: Lunch at a restaurant inside the reserve
4:00pm: Return to Quito at your original starting point

Please note that all times are approximate, except start time.

Information

Includes:
  • Professional and bilingual guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bike (optional)
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • Important: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked to sign a document that you accept responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and you will be asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thank you for your comprehension.
  • Necessary equipment: Warm clothing (including a change of clothes). Gloves, Scarf, Hat. Sunglasses. Water. Hiking shoes/boots. Camera. Snacks. Sun cream. Cotton pants, Waterproof jacket

Meeting Point

The Magic Bean Restaurant
Departure Time:
7:00am from meeting point
Return Details:
Plaza Foch
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