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Cotopaxi mountain biking, hiking at Quilotoa and Tigua

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Mini trips | 3 days | Level : Intermediate | Adventure / Multisport | Feasible all the year

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Cotopaxi mountain biking, hiking at Quilotoa and Tigua

Discovery stay with sports activities like mountain biking and hiking .
Permanent contact with the inhabitants.
Night under tents on the first day with a spectacular view of Cotopaxi volcano.
Lodging House in the community of Quilotoa the second day


Activities :
Hiking and trekking - Mountain Bike - Trekking -

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Open from Monday to Friday - 9 am to 6 pm
Hour in Quito



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Program:
 
1st day:

Departure 8 am. from Quito by private vehicle towards the Cotopaxi National Park. Stopover at the edge of the Limpiopungo lagoon at 3800 meters of altitude to observe the Andean paramo and some bird species in the area. Continue to the parking area at 4500 m. of altitude and then start walking up to the refuge Jose Ribas 4864 meters.
after return to the car park, we will continue biking downhill from 4500 meters to the entrance of the park at 3500 meters and then to 3200 meters of altitude in Ticatilin. Picnic during the journey
Campsite near the Cotopaxi National Park. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Walking :
Hiking time: 1 to 2 hours
Terrain: lava dust, occasional snow
Unevenness: 300 meters

Biking:
Duration of Activity: 3 to 4 hours
Type of terrain: dirt trail and paved road
Distance: 40 km



2nd day:
 

Departure in private vehicle towards the community and lagoon of Quilotoa.
Stop at the town of Tigua and hike from Quilotoa to Tigua. Approximately 6 hours of walking through the beautiful canyon of Zumbahua river canyon along the geological fault of Quilotoa. Picnic during the hike.
Dinner and overnight in the community of Quilotoa.

Type of terrain: sandy and rocky trails
Unevenness: 1000 meters uphill and 350 meters downhill
Walking time: approximately 6 to 7 hours


Third Day :

Visit of the community. Descent into the crater (320 m elevation and a sandy path of  1600 meters).
This volcano is still active and we can observe the presence of carbon dioxide at the edge of the lagoon, and a little water source containing an appreciable amount of iron.

There is a possibility of riding mules to go up from the bottom of the crater (optional).
Hiking around the lagoon of Quilotoa (about 5 hours). Picnic during the day.
Return to Quito in the evening.

Walking time: about 5 hours
Type of terrain: sandy trails
Unevenness: 500 meters positive


 

Departure on 01/01/2016to 31/12/2016From quitoDays : all
Base 2 People430 $
Base 3 People370 $
Base 4 People340 $
Base 5 People340 $
Base 6 People340 $
Base 7 People340 $
Base 8 People335 $

Suplement per person for an exlusive trip 2 people : 50.00$

 

The price includes ...

Meals mentioned in program
Mountain guide (Spanish / English speaking)
Private transport
Bicycle and technical equipment
Tents and camping equipment

The price doesn't include ...

Sleeping bag
Tips and personal expenses
Riding mules from the bottom of the crater of Quilotoa (optional - $ 10)
Entrance fee to Cotopaxi National Park - Free for the moment

Possibility to sleep in the Hut on the Day 1 instead of tents. There is 4 bunk bed. If interested, Extra Fee of 10 $




 

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Acommodation - Hotel and Lodge / Cruise

Night under tents on the first day with a spectacular view of Cotopaxi volcano. Possibility to sleep in the Hut on the Day 1 instead of tents. There is 4 bunk bed. If interested, Extra Fee of 10 $

Lodging House in the community of Quilotoa the second day

Practical advices

Discovery stay with  sports activities like mountain biking and hiking .
Permanent contact with the inhabitants.


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