Day 1 Cotopaxi National Park
We leave Quito early in the morning and head for Cotopaxi National Park (CNP). We stop at the Park Visitors Centre, which has interesting descriptions of the local flora and fauna, as well as details of the various eruptions of Cotopaxi. After driving across the páramo plains, we get to the car park below the refuge and there start our hike up to the climbing hut (Refugio José Ribas) at 4,800m. (15,744 ft). We then drive on to Limpiopungo Lake. After crossing some valleys, we reach the Pucará del Salitre, an ancient Inca fortress on the old route to the Amazon basin. Our day ends at Hacienda El Porvenir, where a warm fireplace and delicious dinner await us.
Day 2 Horseback Riding and Walk
Our guides will give us a brief riding lesson before we venture out on our horses. Wearing the typical dress of the chagra (Ecuadorian cowboys), we set off on our ride over the slopes of the extinct volcano, Rumiñahui. A legendary chagra from the area will come with us and share some of his deep knowledge of the country life. The ride lasts approximately 4 hours. Back in the farm house, a tasty local lunch will be ready on our arrival. In the afternoon we walk to Manto Blanco waterfall. Return to Quito.
Tour does not include
Esta es la prueba de mi testimonio de visita a las instalaciones de tierra del volcan. EL paisaje es maravilloso y la aventura es lo maximo.
First class descends, riding through exclusive trails designed by mountain bikers and engineers, biking through gravel and dirt roads, make this bike trip a fantastic journey through the heart of the Andes. You will be escorted by mountain biking guides and pampered by our traditional hospitality during the the whole trip.
A programme designed for mountain lovers. This is the ideal approach for climbers wanting to scale snow-capped peaks but first acclimatize to the altitude.
Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most visited natural areas in Ecuador due to its amazing scenery, proximity to Quito and status as a national icon.
Reportaje acerca de la travesía a la cumbre del Cotopaxi
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