Independent adventures


The three haciendas where Tierra del Volcán operates all offer self-guided hikes, perfect for an independent adventure. With over 15 km. of signposted and/or self-guided paths covering a variety of routes within the properties, you can explore untouched, mesmerizing nooks and crannies of the Cotopaxi region. We offer different levels of difficulty and a mixture of dazzling landscapes. Ideal for acclimatization or just to get away from it all, our self-guided paths offer you a myriad of options: dense Andean woods, pristine páramos, rivers and waterfalls, viewpoints, conservation areas, birdwatching and wildlife.

Guided and self guided trails at Hacienda Santa Rita:

Sendero del Talata (1H30 aprox) Self Guided

Sendero de La Letra (3H00 aprox) Guided

Mirador Cóndor Machai (45 min. aprox) Guided

Guided and self guided trails at Hacienda El Porvenir:

Cascada Manto Blacno  (1H00 aprox) Self Guided

Sendero al Mirador (2H30 aprox) Self guided

Sendero al Bosque de Conservación (3H00 aprox) Guided

Guided and self guided trails at Hacienda El Tambo:

Cascada Río Tambo   (1H30 aprox) Guided

Sendero autoguiado Quebradilla (1H00 aprox) Self guided

Sendero de la Unión (3H30 aprox) Guided

  • Native guides for guided trails only speak Spanish.
  • Guiding fee for Half day: $25 per group.


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