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Andes and Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle 12 days

Expeditions Andes & Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle in 12 days

Ecuador: Hike Pasochoa(4200m); Corazón(4788m); Climbing Iliniza Norte (5126m); Cayambe(5790m) & Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Only in 10 days you have the opportunity to climb 4 volcanoes and get to the summit of two of the most famous volcano in Ecuador, including the 3rd highest peak in the country, the Spectacular Cayambe Volcano!



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And relaxing in the cuyabeno amazon jungle the biggest Wildlife Natural Reserve in Ecuador. An amazing forest rich in fauna and flora unique in the world.

Travel program

Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight to Quito (2800 m) – Transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Quito – Pasochoa (4200m) – El Chaupi (3300 m)

Day 3: El Chaupi – El corazón Volcano (4788 m)

Day 4: EL Chaupi – Iliniza norte (5126 m)

Day 5: El Chaupi – Cayambe Shelter (4600 m)

Day 6: Cayambe Shelter – Cayambe Summit (5790 m) – Quito

Day 7: Quito Transfer to the Airport – Flight to Lago Agrio Airport – transfer to the lodge

Day 8: Lodge – observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree

Day 9: Lodge – Siona Community

Day 10: Lodge – Transfer to the Lago Agrio Airport – Flight to Quito

Day 11: Quito – Otavalo

Day 12: Quito – Transfer to the Airport – Flight to Europe or your country of origin.

Detailed Program


Day 1: Flight to Quito (2800 m) – Transfer to the Hotel
Arrived in Mariscal Sucre Airport, Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Quito.
Depending on the time of your flight. We can visit to the Historical Center of Quito

Day 2: Quito – Pasochoa (4200m) – El Chaupi (3300 m)
We will leave from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) early in the morning and drive southeast for about an hour through the Andean highlands until we get to the trailhead (10,827ft/3.300m). The hike goes through an amazing primary Andean forest, great for bird watching, we can easily encounter the exotic hummingbirds during the hike, as we gain elevation will be able to see the surrounding snow caped mountains such as Antisana, Cayambe, Illinizas, Cotopaxi on a clear day. Once close to the summit (4200m),the hike It will take us about 6 hours round trip. Transfer to the Village of the El Chaupi Where we wil staying at the hostel Andes Alpes www.andesalpescafe.com (10,827ft/3.300m) (B/BL)

Day 3: El Chaupi – El corazón Volcano (4788 m)
We start early in the morning after breakfast 7:30 We will driving up to the trailhead (13,120ft/4.000m), where we start our hike. The first part of the hike takes us up through the small Andean grass. Then we will get on the sandy and scramble section, which leads to Corazon summit (15,702ft/4788m). We will have lunch during the hike that is about 8 hour long. Return to the hostal. Dinner and Lodging (B/BL/D)

Day 4: EL Chaupi – Iliniza norte (5126 m)
We start early in the morning after breakfast 7:30 We will driving up to the “La Virgen parking lot” (12,795ft/3.900m). Once there, we will start a 3-hour hike up to the “Nuevos Horizontes Refuge” (15,580ft/4.750m). We will relax for couple of minutes And we took the opportunity to put our helmet and harness for continue hiking up towards the saddle formed between both peaks and then head up to Illiniza north summit; it will take us between 2 to 3 hours to get to the summit (5126m), the way back to the parking lot it will take us between 2 hours.. drive back to El Chaupi . Overnight at the Hostal Andes Alpes (B/BL/D)

Day 5: El Chaupi – Cayambe Shelter (4600 m)
Cayambe is a massive glaciated extinct volcano. It is located about 95 km North East of EL Chaupi and is the highest point on the surface of the earth through which the Equator directly passes. Cayambe is the third highest mountain in Ecuador. It is characterized by good climbing opportunities and impressive glaciers. With easy access from a comfortable hut Ruales Oleas Cayambe Refuge. We will arrive at the shelter in about 3,30 hours of driving and we will rest for a couple of hours at the Refuge, until dinner time (B/D)

Day 6: Cayambe Shelter – Cayambe Summit (5790 m) – Quito
We will wake up at midnight, get a light breakfast, put our gear on and start our climb around 01:00 in the morning; the ascent takes about 6 to 7 hours. The route to the summit follows a safe glacier terrain to the summit. A gaping bergschrund sometimes presents a challenge in route finding and an exciting extra obstacle. Once at the summit (18,996ft/5.790 m) we will take our time for pictures of the surroundings, and then we will head back to the refuge in 2 to 3 hours. At the Refuge we will rest for a while, and back start packing our belongings in order to drive to Quito. (B/D)

Day 7: Quito Transfer to the Airport – Flight to Lago Agrio Airport – transfer to the lodge
There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio: by plane or bus. If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 09:40 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus is 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 10:00 am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our lodge (04:30 PM aprox.). At that time you will be shown to your rooms and can relax. After a siesta we will leave the camp for a swim in the lagoon and to watch a beautiful sunset. You will then return to the camp for dinner and can finish your first day in the jungle relaxing in a hammock or having a drink at the bar. (B/D)

Day 8: Lodge – observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree
After breakfast we will take a trek in the primary forest for 3 to 4 hours where your guide will explain how this complex tropical ecosystem works. You will learn about medicinal plants and might be able to see some exotic birds or monkeys. We will then return to the camp for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon, we will have a swim in the lagoon and watch the sunset. With a little luck you can observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree. You will return to the camp for dinner, and then take a night canoe ride to look for caimans. (B/L/D)

Day 9: Lodge – Siona Community
After breakfast, we head to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour you will learn their customs, traditions and way of life. You will be part of the preparation of Casabe, a local dish made of yucca (carbohydrates are the principal food of the community). During the 2 hour canoe ride to the community, you can admire the existing fauna along the Rio Cuyabeno such as: birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins and tortoises. A visit to the Shaman, the healer of the community, is also included. This is a full day excursion with lunch in the Community. After returning to the lodge, we will go for a short nocturnal hike through the primary forest in search of insects, spiders, geckos or scorpions, and listen to the night sounds of the jungle. Dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Lodge – Transfer to the Lago Agrio Airport – Flight to Quito
After breakfast, we navigate along Cuyabeno rivers towards to the Kichwa Indian Community, where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people, from the past to the present, and then we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico River to Pto. Gregorio, from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio (arrival at 16:00 aprox.). Departure flight/bus to Quito (B)

Day 11: Quito – Otavalo
The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artesian indigenous market in Ecuador and some of the amazing views outside Otavalo.

After breakfast 8:00 am . We will drive north of Quito through the Sierra highlands, and our first stop will be at Quitsato Middle of the world, and then onto Cayambe, where we can taste and learn about the town´s famous biscochos (local biscuits). We then arrive at the famous Otavalo Market where you will have time to eat lunch and buy handicrafts. The main market day in Otavalo is Saturday; After exploring the market and having lunch we will depart Otavalo and make a stop at Laguna Cuicocha, which is located in a volcano crater, and contains two green islands. We´ll then visit Cotacachi. This town is famous for its leather goods – a great place to pick up a bargain! After that we will make our way back to Quito. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Flight back home
Quito –Transfer to the Airport – Flight to Europe or your country of origin (B)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner BL= Box Lunch

What's Included


Services included in the prices:
  • Acclimatization Climbing Program
  • Cuyabeno Jungle Tour
  • Ecuadorian qualified and experienced local Mountain Guide (ASEGUIM/UIAGM) ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Technical mountain equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet)
  • Land transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels (double room)Quito 2 nights
  • Hostal Andes Alpes 3 nights
  • Oleas Ruales Refuge
  • Whyper Refuge
  • Lodge in the jungle 3 nights
  • All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above with B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch and D: Dinner)

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.)
  • International flight tickets
  • Flight tickets or bus to cuyabeno Jungle
  • Meals and drinks in hotels (lunch, dinner)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Other non-specified expenses

Prices & Dates


In Ecuador you can Climb all year, but these are the seasons
High Season: June to August / December to January
Low season: February to May / September to November
Difficulty: Demanding

Dates & Prices:
From / To
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06.07. – 28.07.2017 On this trip, On this trip, places are still available. places are still available.
09.07. – 31.07.2017 On this trip, On this trip, places are still available. places are still available.
11.07. – 02.08.2017 On this trip, On this trip, places are still available. places are still available.

Prices: * Prices are different according to the number of people. Contact us!
Deposit for reservations: * 500 USD ( EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!
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Trip-code: Nummer ►EC-1981
Duration: 12 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 12
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Country / Location: Cotopaxi – Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
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