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Avenue of  the Volcanoes by Horse & Bike, 2 Days

Contact us for Avenue of  the Volcanoes by Horse & Bike, 2 Days
Days: 2
Effort: Moderate to challenging


Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking

Avenue of  the Volcanoes by Horse & Bike, 2 Days

This tour is the best way to see and experience the Andes in just two days. The region in which we explore, known worldwide as the Avenue of Volcanoes, has one of the world’s highest concentration of volcanoes over 15,000 ft. (4,800 m). We will ride horses, hike, and bike through this spectacular area while searching for Andean condors, exploring Inca ruins, and learning about Chagra (Andean cowboy) culture.

Trip Highlights

  • Ride on horseback Chagra-style through Cotopaxi National Park.
  • Bike down a breathtaking route alongside the Illinizas volcanoes.
  • Search for Andean condors, falcons, deer, hares, foxes, and other Andean wildlife.
  • Visit the Pucara ruins and learn about Inca history in Ecuador.
  • Learn natural history, geology, history, and Chagra cowboy culture from expert guides.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: EXPLORE COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK ON HORSEBACK
DAY 2: BIKE IN THE SHADOW OF ILLINIZAS

INCLUDED
Private transportation, traditional hacienda hotel, quality mountain bikes (Shimano Deore 27 speed, front suspension, disc brakes), helmet, gloves, traditional Chagra poncho and chaps, professional bilingual guide, and meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED
Hotel and restaurant beverages, tips, Cotopaxi entrance fee.

IMPORTANT FACTS
TRAVEL TIME: 1.5 hours per day
SEASON: All year
ALTITUDE: 2800m to 4300m (9,400 to 14,000 ft)
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: DAY 8-24ºC /  NIGHT 5-10 ºC
SUGGESTED: Warm layered clothing, hiking shoes, rain shell, and sun glasses