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Home > Trek from northern to southern Volcanoes Avenue

Trek from northern to southern Volcanoes Avenue

23 days and 22 nights

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Quito Airport - Quito

Reception at the airport by a English speaking guide.

Private transfer with spanish-speaking driver from Quito airport (to your hotel) and free time for the rest of the day.


You will spend the night at Vieja Cuba hotel in Quito.


Included : reception with english-speaking guide, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 2: Quito

Quito, Ecuador's capital, is a real treasure between the volcanoes of Pichincha, Cayambe and Antisana. At an elevation of 2830 meters, it is the second highest capital in the world.. It was the first city classified by the UNESCO in 1978 and its historic centre is the biggest and best maintained in Latino America. To get a good idea of the city, we will firstly go to the Panecillo, a small hill over the city with a statue of the Quito'Virgen at the top, for a superb view. You will then have a complete visit of Quito's colonial centre: the cathedral, the church of the Compañia de Jesus, the church of San Francisco and its garden and as many baroque art pieces.
You will go to the market of Santa Clara, a typical place where you can fin fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. This is a perfect moment to mee people and discover the local life. You will have lunch at the same place. The "hornado" ( pork slowly cooked in a oven) is really delicious!
You will continue with the visit of the "Banco Central" museum showing the country's History through numerous pieces from back to the prehistory until the colonial era. A space is entirely dedicated to gold and silver jewels from the pre-Colombian era.
You will visit the Mindalae Museum of crafts located in the touristic are of "La Mariscal" . This private museum offers a tribute dedicated to the activities done by the people of the amazonic villages, their costums, view of the world and shamanic practices.
Free time in the ecuadorian capital. You have multiple choices of activities according to what you have already visited and the free time you dispose of:
- handcrafts market in La Mariscal for your last gifts, or on Amazonas street;
- museums, according openning time: Central Bank arqueological museum, Alabado arqueological museum in Historic Center, Modern Artist Guayasamin museum in Bellavista area, Mindalae handcrafts museum in La Mariscal, Weilbauer arqueological museum in the Catholic University;
- Botanic garden in La Carolina Park with its magnificent collection or orchids;
- arqueological sites inside the city as Rumipamba or La Florida;
- a last walk in the Historic Center (ex.: La Ronda street);
- free time for thinking at a terrace of a bar in La Mariscal quarter.


You will spend the night at Vieja Cuba hotel in Quito.


Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 3: Quito - Rucu Pichincha - Quito

The Teleferico starts from the base of the Pichincha volcano at 2800 m to take you up at more than 4000 m for a spectacular view over Quito and the mountains around. At the upper station of Cruz Loma you can enjoy the coffees and shops or walk along the path to enjoy the view.
In the ascension to Rucu Pichincha you will climb the cable car from Quito to Cruz Loma, this mountain has an approximate height of 4100 meters, from this point you'll begin a climb that will take about three to four hours before arriving to the Rucu. You will have a panoramic view of Quito that is truly amazing, you will see the whole city and its elongated shape, from the colonial Quito, to the new and modern buildings. If the weather is favorable, you will be able to see all the volcanoes in the distance, such as Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Antisana. Subsequently a pick nick at the top of the mountain and then you will return to Quito's cable car. The duration is approximately four to five hours (+590 /-590mm). Maximum altitude: 4690 meters.
Visit to he arquelogical museum of "La Florida". This one is built over the tombs that belong to the Quitu culture. They have between 15 and 17 meters of high and people has been founded inside them, not just regular people but royal bodies as well.
Discover the "Man Chapel" from the Eacuador's artist Oswaldo Guayasamín. This painting of the chapel was designed and partly realised by Guayasamín to honnor Mankind. Several of his art pieces are exhibited there.


You will spend the night at Vieja Cuba hotel in Quito.


Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 4: Quito - Mitad del Mundo - Quito - Cochasqui - Otavalo

You will take the road to Mitad del Mundo.
You will visit the site of the "Mitad del Mundo" where you can put one foot in the Southern hemisphere and the other in the Northern hemisphere! The different buildings corresponds to different aspects of Ecuador, with the French pavilion being dedicated to the Condamine expedition which determinated the site of this imaginary line in 1736.
You will take the panamerican road from Mitad del Mundo back to Quito
You will get out of Quito direction to Otavalo, passing through one of the regions where they grow the famous ecuadorian roses and you will appreciate a beautiful landscape made of numerous summits of the northern Andes.
Visit of the Cochasqui pyramids, classified as World Heritage and considered as the most important archeological site North of the Equatorial Andes. The site is composed of 15 pyramids and 20 funeral mounds built by the Quitus Cara Indians in the IXth century. There are different interpretations concerning the function of the pyramids: ceremony places, houses for important people or even astronomical observatories. The site still keeps many mysteries... which we will try to learn more about.

You will spend the night at Acoma hotel in Otavalo.
Included : entrance fees, park conservation fee (vehicle), room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 5: Otavalo - Cuicocha Lake - Cotacachi - Otavalo - San Clemente

Visit in the morning the famous Otavalo's Indian market, the most important in the Ecuador's Andes, where you can meet the Otavaleños Indians with their espadrilles, their brown felt hat and blue ponchos. They are the wealthiest indians in Ecuador and excellent sellers.
The main market is on Saturdays with the cattle market just outside town, but others markets are hold on the Los Ponchos square every days.
You'll go in the ecological reserve "Cotacachi - Cayapas" to perform a walk (5h) around the lagoon Cuicocha appointment of nature lovers with a variety of flora (orchids, elephant ears ...). You'll start at 2936 m and pass through the viewpoint, the highest point at 3486 meters where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the crystal clear waters before returning to the lake level. On a clear day you can see the snow-capped Cotopaxi and Cayambe volcanoes and craters of volcanoes Cotacachi and Imbabura.
Stop in Cotacachi, Ecuador's leading artisanal manufacturers of leather goods which are exported around the world.
You will take the route towards Ibarra.

You will get to San Clemente autochthonous community, down the Imbabura volcano, where you will spend the night. A family will welcome you and invite you to share not only their house and food, but their customs and way of living. Many surprises await you, as the live-stock farming of guinea pigs or lamas, and the medicinal plants path maintained by their own users.
Included : local guide, entrance fees, box lunch, room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), local spanish-speaking guide, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 6: Imbabura - San Clemente

Departure from the community for a hike in the paramo on the Imbabura's slopes. Superb views over the valleys and the volcanoes around. We will adapt this trek to the group's fitness and motivation.

You will get to San Clemente autochthonous community, down the Imbabura volcano, where you will spend the night. A family will welcome you and invite you to share not only their house and food, but their customs and way of living. Many surprises await you, as the live-stock farming of guinea pigs or lamas, and the medicinal plants path maintained by their own users.
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), local spanish-speaking guide, local guide, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 7: Ibarra - Otavalo - Peguche - Mojanda - Otavalo

We will go down to Otavalo.
You will visit the village of Peguche, with its sacred fall and its Andean music instrument fabrication workshops. You may see a local music session and the weaving process, an art well established in the area.

You will go to the lake of Mojanda, which is located at 3700 meters of high. From here you will enjoy beautiful views of the valleys around and the landscapes of the Cerro Negro and Fuya Fuya.

You will spend the night at Hacienda Cusin, close to San Pablo lake, in Otavalo's region. This place keeps the atmosphere and the authenticity of those old times, with a warm and familiar welcoming.
Included : entrance fees, box lunch, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 8: Otavalo - Cayambe - Otavalo

You will go to Cayambe from Otavalo, observing the beautiful landscape of the mountains.
You will go by car to Cayambe and then go to the winding road that takes you to the waterfall "Los Mirlos" where you'll start the hike. You will walk through the dry forest and climb to the wet paramo to the refuge "Berge-Oleas Ruales" on the Cayambe volcano.

The trail is marked and it will take you to 4700 meters at the base of the glacier. You will have time to admire the view and recover before calmly descend by the same route to the vehicle.


You will spend the night in Sacha Ji.


Attend a traditional cleansings that use the Pachamama (Mother Earth) as a sacred remedy for curing or cleansing energy. The different elements and native plants are used in a ceremony in order to bring back well-being and balance (30 min approx).
Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 9: Cayambe - Quito - Quitsato - Quito - Pasochoa Park - Tababela

You will return to Quito from Cayambe through this beautiful mountain scenery. You will observe the inhabitants of this region, with typical clothes, on the edge of a path that is a symbol of modernity in contrast to practices inherited from the pre-Inca civilizations.
You will stop at the latitude 0º, where a circular platform of 54 meters of diameter materializes a huge sundial and the equator line. The phenomena observed in the place will be explained to you, as well as how the local peoples used to integrate them in their dayly activities. An opporetunity to reconnect with what is an agriculture agenda, and what it means, between the sky and nature.

Journey to the South by the famous Volcanoes Avenue, to arrive to the Pasochoa natural park.
The hike starts at 2800 m in the wet forest with mouss covered trees, bromeliads, bamboos and orchids. You will walk up to 3200 m to the transition area between this typical forest and the paramo. More than 120 bird species live in this place. This is a perfect opportunity to watch hummingbirds and maybe even a majestic condor.
Duration : 5/6 hours - Desnivel : (-800m / +800m) - Altitud max : 3800 m

You will spend the night at Posada Mirolindo in Tababela, close to the airport.
Included : entrance fees, box lunch, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 10: Antisana

Visit at the Antisana reserve, the fourth biggest mountain with snow in Ecuador (4704 meters altitude). You will discover typical landscapes of Páramo, different gaps and have the opportunity to see different species of birds among which is the condor.
Visit

You will spend the night at the Hacienda Guaytara.


Included : room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 11: Saquisili - Sigchos - Chugchilan - Isinlivi

Visit in the morning of the Saquisili market (only on Thursdays) considered as the country's most important indigenous market. Many natives come to this local economical centre to sell and buy anything from cattle to cotton.
The market spreads over 8 squares with each one a speciality.
A spectacular but seldom used road will take you in the mountains and steep valleys where the wilderness and beauty of the landscapes will make you forget about the travel's difficulties. Feel at the heart of the Andean culture in the villages of Sigchos and Chugchilan

Night and dinner at the Llullu Llama hotel in Isinlivi. Please note that you will have a private room but with shared toilets.
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), box lunch, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 12: Isinlivi - Chugchilan

Trek 1j: Isinlivi-Chugchilan: You will start from the shelter in Isinlivi, authentic and full of beauty , you will be able to see the people who are going to cultivate their fields, which paint colorful mountains . You will descend through the canyons to a small town where you'll visit Itualo's school with permission of the Principal. Our journey continues to the Toachi river before going to Chugchilán.


You will spend the night and take the dinner at Mama Hilda hotel in Chugchilan.
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 13: Chugchilan - Quilotoa

After breakfast, you will descend to the Rio Sigui to go towards the lagoon of Quilotoa. On the way we will see some ruins, the valley of the Toachi river and some farmers who start working, even some llamas and alpacas. You will not regret the 5 hours of walking when the emerald green waters of the lagoon will be offered to you.

The emerald colored Quilotoa lake (3854m) lays in a still active volcano, its color being due to the presence of sulfur. According to a legend, the Inca Atahualpa had hidden his treasure in the lake... You can go for a 2 hours walk down to the crater and back (option to rent a mule for the trip, for less than 10 u$d) or simply enjoy the view from the top of the crater.

Visit the Mirador of Shalala with scenic view of Quilotoa laguna though a comunitarian project.



Night and dinner at the Alpaga Quilotoa.


Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 14: Quilotoa - Tigua - Cotopaxi Park - Riobamba

Last day of trek in the Cordillera. You will walk between the lake Quilotoa and the Tigua village through the canyon of the Toachi river. As you descend the canyon you will notice the change of ecosytem. The high canyon walls will surround you all the time.

Journey to the Chimborazo park.
Road to Riobamba, a peaceful andean town totally rebuilt after the 1797 earthquake.
Interesting stop at this museum that presents the relationship between the andean communities and the lama. You will eventually know the difference between a llama, an alpaca, a vicugna and a guanaco.
Riombamba is also known as the "Sultana de los Andes", it's a peacefull and quiet city that had to be rebuilt after the earthquake of 1797. You will visit the park "Pedro Vicente Maldonado" and the cathedral also. You will also stop in the market that is very colorfull before going to Quitoloma from where you can observe the Chimborazo.
Visit of a Tagua workshop. The Tagua is a vegetable ivory and thus a fantastic alternative to the animal ivory. The material, the size of a big egg, comes from a small palm tree which is dried and sculpted after the bark is fallen.
Many artists realise these stunning pieces which really look like real ivory after being polished.


You will spend the night at Bella Casona hotel in Riobamba.
Included : room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 15: Riobamba - Chimborazo Park

Journey to the North to Chimborazo as from Riobamba a peaceful Andean town totally rebuilt after the 1797 earthquake.

Visit of the Chimborazo natural reserve.
In this "parano" landscape typical to this Andean area, you are likely to see some vicugnas out of the 2300 birds reintroduced in 1990. After driving up to the Carrel hut at 4800m you may get closer (optionnal, you can stay at the hut level if you consider not being in the proper cphysical conditions to climb) to the Ecuador's highest summit (6310m) by walking to the second Whymper hut at 5100m, not far from the snowline. Because of the extra earth's diameter on the Equator line, the Chimborazo summit is the most distant to the earth's centre.


You will spend the night at Chimborazo Lodge inside the Chimborazo National Park.
Included : local guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 16: Riobamba - Achupallas - Guamote - Achupallas - Las tres cruces

Transfer in private vehicle towards Achupallas.
Visit of the Guamote market (only on Thursdays) one of the most authentical and colorful in Ecuador. Encountering with the local people you will observe the lifestyle in Guamote a small town in the Chimborazo province.
The Inca Trail: You will begin your walk in Achupallas where you will see the mules that will take you to your destination. You will pass around the valley of the River Cadrul before establishing the first camp next to the Lake "Las tres Cruces". Overnight at the camp.
Included : equipment rental, porters, dinner, box lunch, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 17: Las tres cruces - Paredones

After breakfast you will then ascend into Quilloloma. The vestiges of the old Inca route can be seen in the valley. You will camp near the lagoon of Culebrillas and near small Inca ruins.

Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 18: Paredones - Ingapirca - Cuenca

This day will be much easier. About three-hours walk to the village of San Jose where you will have one our more to walk to the river Silante from where you will take the car and visit the ruins of Ingapirca.

Ingapirca means "inca stone wall" in the canari language, and indeed a site where the rock is full of legends and history. Ingapirca was founded by the Inca Huayna Capac in the XVth century. The impressive fortress used to contain a temple, sheds and an observatory with amazing exemple of mortar free stone constructions. It was though to be a tambo (relay) along the Inca way from Quito to Cuenca. The locals also see a puma's shape in the ruins. After a visit of the site you will find the Inganahui after walking a bit away. This Inca face rock sculpted by the wind and the rain may had inspired the Incas to found Ingapirca there.
After returning to the main site, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum dedicated to this place discovered by the french scientist La Condamine.
Meal at Posada Ingapirca restaurant.
You will travel to the beautiful city of Cuenca by vehicle, following a scenic road in the middle of the Andes with views over the colored fields and the mountains around.

Night at the Hotel Cuenca.
Included : entrance fees, lunch (no drinks), guide expenses, private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 19: Cuenca

You will visit Ortega company, specialists of the Panama hats, that are made with "paja toquilla", plant native of Ecuador, but gone famous in the time of the Panama Canal construction.
The city of Cuenca (2 550 m) is undoubtedly as charming as its former name of Guapondelic tells "the valley as great as the sky". This colorful and lively city with superb historic buildings was classified as a World Heritage by the UNESCO since 1999. The best way to feel the warm colors of Cuenca is to walk around its paved streets, along the white houses with roman tiled roofs and flourishing wrought iron balconies.
Colonial art treasures can also be discovered in Cuenca in the churches and convents from the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.
Visit of the museum of the Central Bank. This musum is located near the ruins of "Todos los Santos", where you can see ehtnological collections and works of colonial art, also old photographs of Cuenca. This museum inherited a collection of ceramics pre-incas that belonged to the priest Crespi that died in 1980. This museum is the only only one who has a collection of reduced heads or "tzanzas".
Behind the museum of the Banco central we can find de Arqueologique Park of Pumapungo. You will be able to walk among the vestiges of the ancient settlement Inca which was destroyed by the spanish conquerors in order to build Cuenca.

Night at the Hotel Cuenca.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, room & breakfast

Day 20: Cuenca - Cajas Park - Cuenca

You will follow up Western cordillera to Cajas park from Cuenca where you will enjoy stunning views over the many lakes of this protected area.
El Cajas National Park is located in the south western Cordillera of the Andes, 35 km from Cuenca. Its altitude varies between 3,156 and 4,450 m and covers an area of ​​288 km2, including a set of 235 glacial lakes, connected by small rivers and streams. The park is home to archaeological sites, among several other sections of Qapaq Nan, the real Inca Trail, which connects the coast with the mountains and fells, allowing trade in Spondylus shell, valuable object at that time. You can walk from 2 to 6 hours owith a local guide.
You will follow up Eastern cordillera to Cuenca, crossing the Cajas park where you will enjoy stunning views over the many lakes of this protected area.
Enjoy a relaxing moment in the Piedra de Agua therms. You will have access to the thermal inside and outside Pools, the rain showers and the steam baths. If you want, you could reserve a massage but already have access to the volcanic mud pool.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, local spanish-speaking guide, excursion (private), entrance fees

Day 21: Cuenca - Banos - Cuenca

Trip to Banos, through superb Andean landscapes. The opportunity to observe the local life through the agriculture, the cattles, the clothing... with very colorful and steep cultivated fields. Arrival in Banos, a nice thermal town. The Basilica of "Nuestra Señora de Agua Santa" is worth the visit as well as the many baths in the city or a walk in the hills around Banos.
You will enjoy a experience with an accessible canopy tour. The circuit is made of a 6 line circuits and 2000 meters of wire where you will be able to enjoy the biodiversity of the zone. San Antonio de Puntzan is surrounded by a several rivers and waterfalls which make it a priviledged area.
Free time in Banos to wander around this nice small town. The Basilica of "Nuestra Señora de Agua Santa" is worth the visit, as well as a swim in the town's baths. Different sport activities are also available: mountain biking, rafting, canyoneering...

You will spend the night at La Floresta hotel, in Banos.

Night at the Hotel Cuenca.
Included : entrance fees, equipment rental, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 22: Banos - Pailon del Diablo - Banos

You will take the route of Puyo to get to the cable car that will allow you to cross the Pastaza River. You will take the path of smugglers who will offer a view of the entire valley. You will walk through lush vegetation and pass over rivers that give life to many waterfalls. You will return by the same tarabita.
You will stop in Pailon del Diablo, the country's most famous waterfalls which you will be able to see from closer from a sightseeing platform. Further on the road, following the inca style, you can use a suspended basket called locally tarabita to cross the Pastaza and reach a waterfall called "Manto de la Novia".


You will spend the night at La Floresta hotel, in Banos.
Included : entrance fees, box lunch, room & breakfast, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses

Day 23: Banos - Quito Airport - Salcedo - Quito Airport

Free time in Baños according to your flight schedule. You will then head to Quito Airport.
You will make a stop over for about 2 hours to visit a plantation of the famous ecuadorian roses. Ecuador is indeed one of the first exporters of roses and those are famous all over the orld to be the prettiest. Produced at more than 2500 meters of altitude, the roses have real intense and strong colors. The minerals that come down from the volcanoes make the rose buttons grow bigger. To be close to these mountains allows access to partucularly pure and of hugh quality water. At Nevado plantation you will have the opportunity to learn how thay are tainted and to see and taste multiple products based on these flowers, in particular the organic lunch for you based on rose petals.

Free connection for your international flight from Quito. According to your flight schedule, you will dispose of more or less free time.
Included : private transport, lunch (no drinks), entrance fees

Vieja Cuba   Quito

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Vieja Cuba is located in La Mariscal neighborhood, where you will find many restaurants and bars. It is a cosy colonial style house, restaured by the former cuban owner with charm and criteria. A very good address if you want to walk around without taking transport means.

Night in Acoma hotel.   Otavalo

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Not far from the craft market in Otavalo, you will find the hotel Acoma (Acoma means city in the sky); the hotel offers comfortable rooms, friendly staff. The hotel was renovated and the family that owns the place, always gives a warm, personal attention.

Night at San Clemente.   San Clemente

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), local spanish-speaking guide

Let's discover one of the most authentic and traditional project of community tourism. San Clemente guarantees the provision of quality service, the sincerity of their hosts, professional native guides for excursions and hikes, and real traditional food.

Hacienda Cusin   Otavalo

Level : 3* sup
Included : room & breakfast

Hacienda Cusin is a restored, 17th-century Andean estate at 8,500ft/2,600m in Ecuador. This very personal hotel and its 38 attentive staff are close to the Equatorial Line and the famous market town of Otavalo. Guest rooms, cottages, suites and salons, furnished with antiques and select Andean craft, have log-burning fireplaces, beamed-ceilings & gardens. The Hacienda has its own monastery that you can visit. Other proudness of the owners are the gardens with so many regional plants and old trees to have a rest at the foot.

Sacha Ji.   Otavalo

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

This hotel is far from classical standards. It is a product of an arquitect fond of yoga. With a spectacular sight on San Pablo lake and Imbabura mountain it gives you the impression that you truely can cut off from the problems of real life and enjoy a piece of nature. You can have a room in small separate buildings or be in the main one.

Option : Spiritual cleaning ceremony.

Posada Mirolindo   Tababela

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

The name Mirolindo come from the beautiful and astonishing view of the city of Quito and its surroundings that can be observed from this friendly and comfortable place where our guests can relax and feel like at home. The interior space offers pleasant spaces to share the heat of a fireplace or the pleasure of enjoying a good reading. At the same time, Posada Mirolindo offers an awesome panoramic view from the restaurant and the guests can enjoy it while they are eating our wonderful plates.

Night at the hotel Guaytara.   Antisana

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

The accomodation Guaytara is located in the Antisana area at 3550 m above sea level near the Isco cliffs where the Andean condor use to nest. The hosteria propose many trekking which permits you to observe a lot of animals (colibri, Andean hawks, perdiz and Andean condor) and many medicinal plants.

LLullu Llama Hotel   Isinlivi

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Hostal Llullu Llama was once a traditional farmhouse and is now converted in a romantic Hostal Llullu Llamamountain hostal high up in the Andes of Ecuador.

Option : Box lunch

Included :
box lunch

Night at Mama Hilda Hotel   Chugchilan

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Hostal Mama Hilda is a family run hostal located on the Quilotoa Loop in the tiny village of Chugchilan. The hostal has been operating since 2000, but the family has been welcoming visitors from abroad for many years prior to that.This was the first building created by the Herrera family and was built over 100 years ago. Rather than demolishing a building with so much history, the family decided to renovate it into a comfortable bar and lounge for our guests.

Alpaga Quilotoa Hotel   Quilotoa

Level : 1*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

The hostel Alpaca Quilotoa was built with the purpose of giving a quality service to national and foreign turists.for the great hospitality and friendliness of the owners, humble and simple people who make your visit an unforgettable experience.

Night hotel Bella Casona   Riobamba

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

The Bella Casona is a recently refurbished hotel, located in the center of Riobamba. Clean and confortable, it allows a good rest before keeping on the roads. View on the Chimborazo volcano.

Chimborazo Lodge (dinner incl.)   Chimborazo Park

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Nestled at the foot of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest volcano (6.310 meters) and the furthest point from the center of the earth, is this exclusive Mountain Chimborazo Lodge located at Chimborazo Base Camp. The Historical “Tambo de Totorillas” (a roadside inn) was once located in this place, along the old “Royal Road” between Guayaquil and Quito.This inn has been rebuilt, combining its traditional vernacular architecture with modern comfort and services that now it offers. This camp is the center of Chimborazo activities at 4,000 meters of altitude, a place where customers may rest, eat and acclimatize confortably

Night in Hotel Cuenca.   Cuenca

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Built at the end of the 40's, this traditional buildling is part of the History and cultural architecture of Cuenca colonial town. It has been restaured by the best and skilled handworkers of the town, following the antique technics.

Night in La Floresta hotel.   Banos

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

La Floresta is situated in a safe and quiet residential zone, near downtown and two blocks from financial and commercial services. The minute you arrive you will find yourself at home in a small hotel that feels like a comfortable private residence.

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