El Piñan Trekking 7 Days

  • Destination: El Piñan
  • Duration: 7 Day
  • Price: $ 1015

The community of Piñan is a community located a 3112m high, in the heart of the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve, distanced by two days of road (on foot, or on horses), of populated centers closest, and 4 hours by car since Otavalo or Ibarra.

Day 1
Otavalo - Cotacachi - Cuicocha - La Banda At 9:00 o´clock you will be picked up from your hotel in Quito. You start your tour visiting the famous city of Otavalo, where you will do some shopping at the biggest Indian market of Latin America. Then you will visit the leather market of Cotacachi and the beautiful volcanic lake Cuicocha. Once you get hungry you will have our lunch at a typical restaurant of Atuntaqui. After this delicious lunch you will arrive to Hacienda La Banda, where you will be shown your room and have a walk around the hacienda. At dusk you will visit and have a relaxing swim at the hot springs of Chachimbiro, famous from its healing powers. Welcome dinner. -/L/D
Day 2
Irugunchu - Timbuyacu - Magnet Waterfall After breakfast, you will start the trekking through the former Inca Trail towards Timbuyacu, where you will install the tents. After lunch you will visit and have a swim at the magnet waterfall, famous for its revitalizing strength. In the evening you will return to the campsite and enjoy a swim in the thermal water pools in front of the tents. B/L/D
Day 3
Pisangacho – Churuloma In the morning you will walk towards Churuloma passing through Pisangacho, where you will be able to observe many plants and animals, and notice how the climate and the vegetation begin to change drastically. In the evening you will camp and learn a bit about the history of the place. B/L/D
Day 4
Polylepis Andean Forest - Yanacocha Lake Today you will continue the path towards Yanacocha. During the trip you will pass and admire a big Polylepis Andean forest. In Yanacocha you will share the afternoon with the community, which has been hardly influenced by the outside world. You will enjoy from a natural tea (great for altitude sickness) and then camp in order to prepare for the next day. B/L/D
Day 5
Piñán community and lake On this day you reach your destination, Piñán. Here you will visit the community and enjoy from the magnificent scenery of this lake, which is one of the largest, most beautiful, and still pretty unknown to the Ecuadorians. On the road you will have the opportunity to see a great variety of birds of prey and if we are lucky maybe some condors. Dinner and camping. B/L/D
Day 6
San Francisco - Chachimbiro - La Banda After breakfast you will return on horseback towards the main facilities of Hacienda La Banda. On the way back you will stop at the hot springs of Chachimbiro, as a reward for the effort done. After dinner, as a farewell, you will enjoy together salsa and merengue music. B/L/D
Day 7
Return to Quito Breakfast. Check Out 10:00 o´clock. B/-/-
Included: Not Included:
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance Fees
  • Cooks and Cooking Equipment
  • Porter Service
  • Bilingual Specialist Guide
  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary (B/L/D)
  • Personal Camping Equipment (Tents, Mats, Sleeping Bags, etc.)
  • Extra Costs (Snacks, Drinks, etc)
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