This two day tour is an exciting and action-packed day that begins with the jaw-dropping views of the Andean landscape along the Avenida de losTour Details
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DAY 1: Cotopaxi Bike and Hike (If you start on Wednesday or Saturday)
Time : 7:00 am
Pick up at 7.00 am in New Town (Magic Bean Cafe, Juan Leon Mera & Foch).Breakfast.Travel to Cotopaxi National ParkVisit to Interpretation Center Mariscal.
Arrive at parking place, explanation about volcano /animals/ plants/etc.
Once inside the National Park we hike up to the refugee that is located at 4864 m, where we are going to have a little rest to refill our energy and enjoy the view of the park. (4600 m./ 15.748ft.) – approx. 1 hour.
After our break we begin our 1 hour of downhill cycling to Limpiopungo Lagoon.
We enjoy our well deserved lunch and then you will be dropped off at your accommodation for the night*Note that the weather in Cotopaxi is unpredictable, and at such altitude you will want to bring warm layers!Night in Papagayo Hosteria or Chuquiragua Lodge (Depending on availability)
DAY 2: QUILOTOA CRATER LAKE (IF YOU START ON WEDNESDAY OR SATURDAY)
Time : 8:00 am
Pick up from your lodge around 8:00-8:30 am, after you enjoy breakfast and join the group for the tour.
Depending on the day, we will visit either the Saquisilí (Thursdays), or Pujilí (Sundays) indigenous markets so you can appreciate the contrast between these and those of the Imbabura province (Otavalo).
After enjoying the sights of the crater from the viewpoint we will make our way down to the lake. Depending on your personal preference you can either hike back up or enjoy a mule/horse ride back up.
Before lunch we will visit the Tigua Community that is well known for their handicrafts.
Return to Quito Approx 6:00 pm.
2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches (Breakfast on both days only if you start on Wed & Sat).
Professional bilingual guide.
Transport to and from Quito.
One night accommodation in shared room (private options available).
Bike & helmet for Cotopaxi day.
Kayak in Quilotoa ($5).
Horse/Mules at Quilotoa ($10).
Tips for the guides.
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Single travellers are welcome too! If you decide to come on your own, we will pair you up with someone from the same sex and a similar age group, or if you prefer, you can pay the single person supplement and have the room to yourself.
Internet in the Galapagos Islands is notoriously slow and patchy, although all of the hotels we use do have it. Just don't expect the kind of blistering speeds available in the UK and you won't be disappointed!
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
Face masks required for travellers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival.
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitised between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
The policies on staff health and safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers.
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