Day 0:
Arrive in Ecuador either at Quito or Guayaquil
Pick up from airport by hotel shuttle. Night stay at hotel
(Not included in price)

Day 1:
Option 1:
Transfer to Cuenca from Quito. Cuenca City tour, short hike nearby view point, lunch. Afternoon free to chill and enjoy city. Dinner then hotel.

Option 2:
If you arrive in Guayaquil, pick up at hotel. Drive to Cuenca 4 hours. Lunch on the way and City tour.

Day 2: Cuenca
Pick up at hotel.
Aclimatization Hike, nice loop around Cojitambo Mountain, Inca ruins, local villages.
Starts at 2850 meters highest point 3100 meters
Total distance: 3.6 km total
Packed lunch
Dinner and briefing about hike.
Night at hotel.

Day 3:
Pick up from hotel. Hike starts in small horsemen village on the west slope of the Cajas at 3650 meters.
Distance: 9 km
Altitude gain: 500 meters
Camp site at 3850 meters
Camping at Lake Mangacocha.
All meals provided.

Day 4:
Hike distance: 7km
Altitude gain: 500 meters
Camp site at Lagartococha 4000meters
Optional Hike to a peak nearby to enjoy an Andes sunset.
2km round trip with Altitude gain of 300 meters

Day 5:
Hike distance: 10km
Altitude gain: 300 meters
Camp at River Chico Soldados
3500 meters

Day 6:
Hike: 7 km
Descend to 3100 meters
Camp site next to hot springs

Day 7:
Drive to Cuenca. Lunch and afternoon free to explore the beautiful city and shopping.
Farewell dinner at hotel.

Day 8:
Transfer out


Refund Policy

  • Within 24 hours of activity: NO REFUND
  • 24 hours to 72 hours prior to activity: 50% REFUND
  • Prior 72 hours: 75% REFUND