Tourist Activities

Tour 1: Horse-riding in Cotopaxi National Park : Ruins – Springs – Limpiopungo Lake. 1 day

(SERVICIOS PREVIA RESERVACION CON UN MINIMO DE 48 HORAS Y SUJETOS A DISPONIBILIDAD DE ESPACIOS)

(Note these tours are for La Carriona’s guests only)

Cabalgata

We leave La Carriona early (8 a.m), and drive south along the Panamericana highway through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, until we reach the town of Machachi. We then take a rural country road through the small town of Pedregal, and, after a drive of a total of three hours, we arrive at the northern entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park (3,700m). Here, our horses are waiting for us. On the horse-ride, we can admire the many gorgeous volcanoes, the incredible wildlife, and the wonderfully fresh air of the Andean highlands. We will visit the Pucara del Salitre ruins, which were built as observation and defense buildings. We will also visit some natural springs, before heading to the Limpiopungo lake where we will rest and eat lunch. We then return to the park’s north entrance, before driving back to Quito. In total, the horse-ride lasts around five hours.

Included:

• Boxed lunch
• Private transport
• Guide
• 1 horse per rider
• Entrance to Cotopaxi National Park

Not included:

• Insurance
• Personal items such as sunscreen, waterproof clothing
• Tips
• Other general costs

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•Tour 2: Bike-riding in Cotopaxi National Park (Northern entrance, Pedregal). 1 day

(THIS TOUR MUST BE BOOKED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE, AND IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

(Note these tours are for La Carriona’s guests only)
Bicicleta

We leave La Carriona early (8 a.m), and drive south along the Panamericana highway. After three hours we arrive at the Cotopaxi National Park and drive until we are at 4,500 metres. From here we begin our descent by bicycle. On our way down, there is a spectacular view of many volcanoes such as Antisana, Ilinizas, and Pasochoa. We pass through the northern entrance of the park, arriving at the small town of Pedregal (3,500m), where we stop for lunch. We then return to Quito.

El precio incluye:

  • Boxed lunch
  • Private transport
  • Guide
  • Mountain bike
  • Entrance to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Cycling equipment such as a helmet and knee and elbow pads

Not included:

  • Insurance
  • Personal items such as sunscreen, waterproof clothing
  • Tips
  • Other general costs

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• Tour 3: Climbing Pasochoa (4,200m) 1 day

(THIS TOUR MUST BE BOOKED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE, AND IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

(Note these tours are for La Carriona’s guests only)
paseo-pasochoa

We leave La Carriona in the morning (8.30 a.m.), and are driven by private car to the base of the Pasochoa volcano. As we hike up the volcano, we pass through primary Andean forest where we observe various types of birds, including hummingbirds, and, if we are lucky, we can see condors. We arrive at the top after four hours’ hiking, and, if the skies are clear, we can see part of the crater of the magnificent Cotopaxi volcano, as well as the Antisana and Illinizas volcanoes. The descent takes around an hour.

El precio incluye:

  • Alimentación (box lunch)
  • Transporte privado
  • Guía profesional de montaña
  • Entradas al Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa
  • Equipo común: cuerdas, mosquetones, etc.

El precio no incluye:

  • Ningún tipo de Seguro
  • Equipo personal como: guantes, botas de trekking, ropa impermeable, gafas, etc.
  • Propinas
  • Otros gastos no especificados