Equateur Voyages Passion

Tour Operador in Ecuador, Quito

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Shared tour on fixed departures:
Base 2 People : 1240$
Base 3 People : 1070$
Base 4 People : 960$
Base 5 People : 960$
Base 6 People : 960$
Base 7 People : 960$
Base 8 People : 920$
Exclusive Tour - Individual circuit:
Base 2 People : 1340$
Base 3 People : 1070$
Base 4 People : 960$
Base 5 People : 960$
Base 6 People : 960$
Base 7 People : 960$
Base 8 People. : 920$

Cotopaxi, Climbing in the middle of the World

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Organized Trips | 8 days | Level : Challenging | Trekking / High Mountain | Feasible all the year

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Cotopaxi, Climbing in the middle of the World

OFFER !!! Discount on selected dates (Formula Shared Tour with fixed dates).
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Acclimatization tour for high mountain lovers...

Cotopaxi: The great classic and inevitable in Ecuador



Offers ! :
27/12/2018 : 1240 1210$
27/04/2019 : 1240 1190$

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Climbing - Hiking and trekking -

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

Discount on selected dates (Formula Shared Tour with fixed dates).

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Tour of acclimation for high mountain lovers...

We will begin our acclimatization in the region of Otavalo, walking along the banks of Cuicocha lagoon (3200 m. of altitude), climbing the Fuya Fuya volcano (4263 m. of altitude), beautiful viewpoint that dominates the Lagoon of Mojanda. Then we will finish our tour of the northern part, with the ascent of the volcano Imbabura 4630 m. of altitude, mountain that gives the name to the province of Imbabura.

We will continue our acclimatization towards the South, with the ascent of Pasochoa (4250 m. of altitude), before heading towards our two main objectives: Iliniza Norte (5126 m. of altitude), beautiful volcano, that offers an alpine atmosphere ... and the majestic volcano Cotopaxi 5897 meters of altitude that dominates the region.


Don’t forget to do an acclimatization Provide for sufficient acclimatization in Quito or the suburbs, the walk takes place at 4000 meters altitude in a wonderful mountain panorama. 2 days before this trip in Quito will be great…

PROGRAM    

Nota:
We leave when possible, meals at your expense.


Ecuador is a nice country for travelers who want to discover different experiences of taste. There are a huge variety of meals, gourmet restaurants or simply small dining places in markets and villages.
Meals mentioned in the program are included and those not mentioned are left to your choice. Your guide and traveling companion will tell you interesting places or restaurants, and may also assist you in your discovery, if you wish.

Meals included are indicated as follow:  B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner


Day 1: QUITO - CUICOCHA – OTAVALO
Departure towards Imbabura province and Cuicocha lagoon. Hike around the lagoon. Overnight in Otavalo.
L (Box lunch)  


Day 2: FUYA FUYA – OTAVALO HANDICRAFTS MARKET
Unevenness: aprox. 400 m. - 4h hiking


Departure to Mojanda lagoons to ascend Fuya Fuya 4263 m. of altitude. Visit of Otavalo´s  handicrafts market in the afternoon. Overnight in Otavalo.  
B - L (Box lunch)  

Day 3: IMBABURA VOLCANO - 4630 m – QUITO
Unevenness: aprox. 1400 m. - 8h hiking


Departure to Ibarra and La Esperanza to climb Imbabura volcano 4630 m.  
Return to Quito at night. Overnight in Quito.  
B - L (Box lunch)  


Day 4: PASOCHOA VOLCANO - MACHACHI
Unevenness: aprox. 1400 m. - 8h hiking

Departure from Quito to the south towards the botanical reserve Pasochoa. Ascension to the top 4250 m. of Altitude. Lodging in Machachi near the Ilinizas ecological reserve.
B -  L (Box lunch) D

Day 5: ILINIZAS REFUGE 
Unevenness: 800 m - 3 hours of hiking


Departure towards Chaupi, a small village located at the entrance of Iliniza Reserve. Transfer by private vehicle up to 4000 meters and then hike to the refuge at 4700 meters. Night at the refuge.
B – L - D  


Day 6: NORTH ILINIZA VOLCANO
Unevenness: 420 m up to the summit - 1220 m downhill

6 to 7 hours of hiking

Ascension to the summit (5126 meters of altitude). Descent to the valley and continuation until Lasso located near of Cotopaxi volcano.
B – L - D

Day 7: REFUGE OF COTOPAXI
Unevenness: 300 m – 1h of hiking


Departure to Cotopaxi National Park. Transfer by vehicle up to 4500 meters altitude and then walk to the José Ribas refuge at 4864 meters altitude. In the glacier test of the equipment and the technical level of each participant. Break. B – L  (Box lunch) D  

Day 8: COTOPAXI VOLCANO - QUITO
Unevenness: 1100 m - 8 hours of hiking


At one o'clock in the morning we will start the ascent towards the summit with our mountain guide. Return to the shelter at 10am. Return to Quito around noon. Hotel in Quito. End of program.
B

Departures all days

Offers !

Departure on 27/12/2018 : 1240$ 1210 $
Departure on 27/04/2019 : 1240$ 1190 $

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Departure on 01/01/2013to 31/12/2040From QuitoDays : allExtra Single room : 90 $
Base 2 People1240 $
Base 3 People1070 $
Base 4 People960 $
Base 5 People960 $
Base 6 People960 $
Base 7 People960 $
Base 8 People920 $

 

Group formula

Choose your date or an open date and join one of our groups !

Exclusive formula

You’re a couple, a group, you want to travel alone, the exclusive formula is for you !

 

Suplement per person for an exlusive trip 2 people : 100.00$

 

Offers ! :
27/12/2018 : 1210$
27/04/2019 : 1190$

The price includes ...

- Transportation in 4X4 or minibus
- Accommodation in double room
- Meals mentioned in the program
- 1 mountain guide for acclimatization walks
- 1 mountain guide for every 2 participants during the ascent to Cotopaxi
- Activities and hikes mentioned
- High mountain technical equipment

The price doesn't include ...

- International flights
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Entrance to Ilinizas reserves and Cotopaxi national park: free for the moment
- Nights in refuge: Ilinizas and Cotopaxi - 15 to 20 USD / person
- Sleeping bag
-   Your personal insurance, repatriation / cancellation (risk sports and mountain activities)
- Single room supplement: 90 USD
- Supplement for superior class hotels

-  For a group of 4 people:
For more comfort and flexibility: Supplement for 1 mini bus + 1 driver accompanying your guide during the tour: Extra $ 130 per person
 







 

 

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Nota:
We leave when possible, meals at your expense.

Ecuador is a nice country for travelers who want to discover different experiences of taste. There are a huge variety of meals, gourmet restaurants or simply small dining places in markets and villages.
Meals mentioned in the program are included and those not mentioned are left to your choice. Your guide and traveling companion will tell you interesting places or restaurants, and may also assist you in your discovery, if you wish.

Meals included are indicated as follow:  B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

 

Practical advices

NOTE:
We provide ice axe, crampons, harness, rope and carabiners

Here is a list of personal equipment to take for climbing in Ecuador

Cap
Gloves and waterproof gloves
Technical jacket and waterproof over pants
Headlamp
Glasses for glacier (protective 3 or 4)
Shoes suitable for crampons with internal thermal boots or plastic boots with thermal isolation (less modern models)
Sleeping bag
Backpack 70 lt. (to take the equipment up to shelter)
Small backpack for climbing
Walking sticks (optional)
Leggings

Tips:

Due to the low temperatures in the glacier, it is imperative to have good thermal shoes. You´ll have to come with rigid internal thermal boots or boots plastic

If you need to rent some material in Quito, we will help you with specific places but need to know that the biggest plastic boots over size 43 that are very difficult to find

Consult to your doctor options against mountain sickness / altitude (soroche).
 


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