Walking in the Andes (trip)

Walking in the Andes

  • Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, Ecuador
  • Active & Adventure
Laguna Quilotoa
,  Volcanic Crater Lake
,  Canyons
,  Cloud Forest
,  High Altitude

from $1,088* per room8 DaysNovember-February, June-September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Black Sheep Inn, Ecolodge 10 people max

A DAYHIKERS PARADISE: Black Sheep Inn offers affordable lodging in the heart of the rural Ecuadorian Andes. Truly off the beaten path, you can enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking, & day hiking. Our hotel has spectacular views, delicious vegetarian cooking, home baked deserts, sauna, zipline cable swing, family fun, adventure & budget vacation. Enjoy our comfortable chalet-like lodge, relax around our self-designed woodstove fireplaces, play scrabble and sip a glass of Ecuadorian Rum or a hot chocolate, pamper yourself with our hot showers, delight in our gourmet vegetarian meals, and after a long hike leave your tensions behind in our sauna. At the Black Sheep Inn you will sleep soundly in silence far from the hum of any highways.

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Locations visited/nearby

Laguna Quilotoa , Volcanic Crater Lake , Canyons , Cloud Forest , High Altitude

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Special information

  • Self-guided (includes hotels, maps, luggage transfer, etc but no guide).


Because of the Black Sheep Inn's unique location, you can enjoy several days of walking right from the Inn. Walks range from a half hour to a full day and incorporate several micro-climates. The hike from Laguna Quilotoa to Chugchilán gives you spectacular views of the emerald Crater Lake and you will traverse the indigenous village of Huayama and cross the Rio Toachi Canyon. Experience the real Ecuador in this safe and rural location. Hike through the Rio Toachi Canyon, enjoy patch work fields of the sierra, be on top of the world in the high grasslands of the paramó, and enter the eerie, humid, cloud forest. Altitudes range from 8,000 to 12,500 feet (2500 to 3800 meters) making it easy to acclimatize and train for Ecuador's higher peaks while enjoying all the comforts of the Black Sheep Inn.

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