Skip to content
guided hike

Gastro Hike to the Avenue of Volcanoes

guided hike

Gastro Hike to the Avenue of Volcanoes

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Gastro Hike to the Avenue of Volcanoes

guided hike

Gastro Hike to the Avenue of Volcanoes

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will depart from Quito in the morning and drive through the spectacular “Avenue of the Volcanoes". On our way we'll see more than 20 big volcanoes. First, we will get to Tambopaxi Lodge in the Cotopaxi National Park. Here we'll try a local welcome drink called "Canelazo" and eat “empanada de viento”. After we're done eating and drinking, we'll start hiking inside the Cotopaxi National Park, where we'll have a chance to watch local wildlife, walk across ancient lava flows of Cotopaxi volcano eruptions. These landscapes are unique, and some even compare to Moon's landscapes! During our hike we'll also visit an important archeological site from the Incas, a civilization which was here 500 years ago. After the hike, we'll drive outside the National Park to a local restaurant where we'll have lunch - a fresh giant river trout served with local products on the side. After lunch we'll have more hiking through the valley along Pita River, canyons and waterfalls. Besides, we'll appreciate Andean Forest, which has many different species of ancient trees and endemic birds and animals. At the very end of the day we'll visit another local restaurant for a traditional dinner with local dishes and drinks. After that we'll drive back to Quito and end our experience there. DISCOUNTS for 2 and more people!! Feel free to contact about details and availability.

Your host

Learn more about Serge

Serge

Hi, we are Serge and Edgar - qualified hiking guides and mountain enthusiasts. Serge is an Everest guide, expedition leader and mountaineer with more than 25 years experience of hiking and high-altitude ascents. Edgar is an Ecuador native, with more 20 years of experience in mountain climbing and leading groups professionally in Ecuador and around the world: in Colombian, Bolivian, Peruvian, Chile and Argentinean Andes, in Europe the the Italian, French, Swiss, German and Austrian Alps, the last years in Russia the Mount Elbrus and the Mount Kazbek in Georgia. He is passionate mountain climber, traveller, photographer, he spends most of his free time and vacations “discovering” new mountains, new climbing routes, new destinations, and new cultures. He is also certified IFMGA guide, so you can be sure that you're in best hands possible!

What's included

Food
Snacks (Canelazo and Empanada de viento) Lunch (river trout with local delicacies) Dinner (traditional dinner with local…
Drinks
Tickets
Entrance ticket to the National Park
Transportation

Where you'll be

Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most impressive national parks in Ecuador, and where the famed Cotopaxi Volcano rests.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

DISCOUNTS for 2 and more people!! Feel free to contact about details and availability. We recommend you to stay at least a 2 or 3 days in Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) before doing this program in order to get used to the altitude and enjoy fully the new experience.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Serge
Gastro Hike to the Avenue of Volcanoes
New experience
From $340/person
New experience
From $340/person