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5 DAYS HIGHLANDER EXPLORER  

These 5 day exploring the Andes will be an amazing experience with out travelling far from Quito, the Unesco heritage site of Ecuador. We will take moderate to medium moderate trails in our journey. Discover stunning landscapes and local gastronomy.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN QUITO

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Welcome to Quito! Capital of Ecuador. The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America. The city is located on the equator in a valley, at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. 

Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area. We can help you to organize a day trip (request in advance). 

In the evening, our trip leader will meet you for a welcome briefing and discuss the details and questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an acclimation and information day.

 

Accommodation: The Good Lodge

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DAY 2  PASOCHOA WILDLIFE REFUGE

Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge protects a unique patch of forest. A 500-hectares park with an altitude that ranges between 2800 and 4210 meters above sea level. Difficulty levels of trails vary from easy, moderate, and strenuous. The whole route from the beginning to the summit and final descent will last 6 hours aprox. Around 232 species of plants and 126 species of birds can be found in the entire reserve. Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge is the ideal place for nature lovers.

Concluding our day, we will drive back to the Lodge

Recommended: A water “poncho” or waterproof gear, sunscreen, snacks, and water.

Accommodation: The Good Lodge

 

Meals included: Breakfast 

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DAY 3  ANTISANA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

Antisana Ecological Reserve, 120.000 hectares of protected land, with an altitude that ranges from 1,400m all the way to 5,758m at Antisana Volcano´s summit.  Be ready for some birdwatching, trekking, and sightseeing. Antisana Volcano is Ecuador´s 4th tallest peak, and on a clear day the view of a  snow-capped Antisana is spectacular. Trekking can be done alongside Laguna Micacocha and on Micaloma Hills.

Recommended: weather is unpredictable, so cold weather gear is a must, sunscreen, water and energy snacks

Accommodation: The Good Lodge

 

Meals included: Breakfast 

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DAY 4 QUILOTOA CRATER LAGOON

Quilotoa is a large esmerald green volcanic lagoon located at 3,900m. The majesty of this place will take your breath away, stunning panoramic views and the opportunity to hike, kayak or just take pictures from the Shalalá see-through view point.

Accommodation: The Good Lodge

 

Meals included: Breakfast  

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DAY 5 DEPARTURE DAY 

It is the end of our adventure. We hope you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted country. 

What’s Included 

Accommodation (UP TO 4 PAXS)

Guide/trip leader

Breakfasts 
Dinners need to be programmed in advance (extra cost)

Transfer Airport – Lodge – Airport

Private transportation to all destinations

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