Cotopaxi horses
Cotopaxi climbing
Cotopaxi rach
Cotopaxi volcano

Cotopaxi Ride & Climb

Activity Level: Demanding
Date: Anytime of the year

This tour starts like this…

After a brief lesson to get acquainted with the horses, and once outfitted in the typical “chagra” attire, we will begin our ride from El Porvenir taking the lower route towards El Tambo and going by Pucará de Salitre, the old Inca fortress. Riding under the shade of the majestic Cotopaxi – the imposing snow-capped volcano, the highest active volcano in the world – we will reach Cajas lagoons wherefrom we will descend towards Tamboyacu river, cross the Chigtapamba plains and reach the corrals and refuge at the farm. Our guests will enjoy an excellent barbecue and will sleep in a simple but very comfortable and cozy hut.

Next day, the group will loop around Hacienda El Tambo going to Chirimachay’s through the Cotopaxi’s páramos. The scenery of this area is unique because is one of the courses that the lava set in its journey during in Cotopaxi’s last eruption. Here we can observe how the Lava Rivers flooded this area during the last Cotopaxi eruption, this hike takes about 5hrs. At Chirimachay we start a beautiful downhill on a mountain bike. In addition to admiring the resplendent landscape, adrenaline-laden experiences will be felt while descending towards El Porvenir. Enjoy the Andes of Ecuador, and after (or before), enjoy the best of the Galapagos Islands.

Day 1: Quito Cotopaxi Hacienda El Porvenir Quito Hacienda El Porvenir Cotopaxi National Park Hacienda El Tambo
Day 2: Hacienda El Porvenir Quito Hacienda El Tambo Hacienda El Porvenir
Day 3: Hacienda El Porvenir Ruminahui
Day 4: Cotopaxi
Day 5: Cotopaxi Quito
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Cotopaxi Ride & Climb

Tour includes

  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Full biking equipment(front suspension mountain bike, helmet, elbow and knee pads, gloves)
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Full riding equipment(poncho, chaps, wool hat)
  • Nice gentle horses
  • 2 nights stay at local hacienda El Porvenir
  • 1 night stay at Hacienda El Tambo
  • 1 night stay at Cotopaxi mountain refuge
  • Some meals

Tour does not include

  • Entrance fee Cotopaxi $10
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