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Condor Trek: 3D2N Amazing Ecuador Hike

Join us on our 3D2N Condor trek tour! Get to visit Cotopaxi National Park, be in the midst of Mother Nature and see the Andean fauna of the region.

USD $909.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $909.00
2USD $633.00
3 or moreUSD $598.00
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Condor Trek in 3 days

Only a short 1.5 hour drive from Ecuador’s capital Quito, Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most impressive national parks in the country, and contains the famed Cotopaxi Volcano. An ecological reserve surrounds the volcano, located on the border between the provinces of Pichincha and Cotopaxi. Join us on a 3 days 2 nights Condor Trek tour as we bring you into the national park and immerse ourselves in the midst of Mother Nature!

On this Condor trek, you will be able to enjoy the incredible Andean landscapes and observe some of the mountains and volcanoes. You will be staying in various campsites along the way and will get to see the Andean flora and fauna that is representative of the region.

Cotopaxi National Park is a popular destination for visitors looking to hike, climb and trek, as well as those seeking to enjoy stunning panoramas from down below. Cotopaxi’s ecosystem is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including a unique combination of pine vegetation and wolves, pumas, bears, rabbits, condors, wild horses, and foxes.

Highlights

  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park and see various attractions of Mother Nature
  • Stay in camping sites within the national park
  • Put your mental and physical abilities to the test

Tour Information

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Start/End location: Quito, Ecuador
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito – Laguna del Volcan Camp
On the first day of this tour, you will depart from Quito and be driven eastwards until your starting point El Tambo Village, 3400 meters (11152 feet) above sea level, where you will start a moderate uphill hike after loading your equipment on the horses. This 4 to 5-hour hike will bring you through some very muddy areas, crossing stream and rivers before you arrive at Laguna del Volcan camp, 3800 meters (12464 feet) above sea level. This campsite is located close to a lake, and here is where you will spend the night in a tent.

Day 2: Laguna del Volcan Camp – Santa Lucia Camp 
You will start your second day with a 3-hour hike through muddy areas and small forests after breakfast, till you reach higher and drier paramo zones, where you will hike for another 3 hours, taking in spectacular views of the Antisana Glacier and Santa Lucia Lake along the way, before arriving at Santa Lucia Camp, 4300 meters (14104 feet) above sea level – located in a sheltered valley. Here is where you will spend the second night, also in a tent.

Day 3: Santa Lucia Camp – Quito
The final day of the tour will see you start your 6 to 7-hour hike early in the morning, where you will pass through the base of the Antisana Glacier and then a moderate climb to reach Mica Lagoon, where you will have a bird’s eye view and be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery. You will also be able to see other fauna such as deers, llamas and the Andean condors, before returning to Quito in the evening.

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and from hotel
  • Local guide
  • Accommodations (double tents)
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Camping equipment (kitchen utensils, chairs, tables etc.)

What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Other non-specified expenses

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Boots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof jackets and pants

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador -0.692808, -78.427277

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After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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