Best Hikes in Ecuador

ECU-60-LT / 14-day trip / Grade: T2

Highlights: Pululahua’s Crater – Cuicoha’s Crater – Cotopaxi’s National Park – Quilotoa’s Crater – Chugchilan to Insilivi Trail & Llama Trek

Ecuador’s Indigenous Trails 3

The Best Hikes in Ecuador is a selection of great trails in the country, targeting a moderate difficulty level, with the comfort of good and charming accommodation along the way. The program aims to cover a wide area, providing a very good insight into Ecuador’s landscapes and culture.

The itinerary visits some of the most iconic places such as: Pululahua crater, the crater lakes of Cuicocha and Quilotoa, the National Parks of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo and the lovely towns of Otavalo & Baños.

This is a great way to visit a country–”on foot”!

Day 1Arrival in Quito
Day 2Quito – City tour (2850 m)
Day 3Trekking: Pululahua’s Crater trek (3840 m)
Day 4Trekking: Cuicocha’s Crater lake trek (3400 m)
Day 5Otavalo’s market & Cochasqui’s ruins (3350 m)
Day 6Trekking: Cotopaxi N. P.’s trek (3800 m)
Day 7Trekking:  Cotopaxi’s Glacier (5000 m) – Limpiopungo’s lake 
Day 8Transfer to Quilotoa’s crater lake (3900 m)
Day 9Trekking: Chugchilan town (3198 m)
Day 10Trekking: Insilivi town (3000 m)
Day 11Chimborazo N.P. – Whymper hut (5000 M)
Day 12Trekking: Llama Trek (4280 m)
Day 13Town of Baños de Santa Agua (1820 m)
Day 14Departure
Tags: Pululahua, Light Trekking, Cuicoha, Cotopaxi’s National Park, Quilotoa, Chugchilan, Ecuador, Chimborazo National Park, Angamarca, Cotopaxi volcano, Cotopaxi trek, Angamarca trek, Llama Trek, T2