Trekking Ecuador’s Volcanoes

Trekking Ecuador’s Volcanoes

by Slow and Steady Adventures

Coming in 2024

Trekking, Hiking

8 days, 7 nights

3 & 4-star hotels, Trekking lodges


Join this amazing guided tour to visit some of the best hiking destinations in Ecuador. Departing from Quito, your tour will take you through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, where you’ll be surrounded by some of the biggest mountains in the Andes. You’ll come to know the mind-blowing Ecuadorian Andes on this guided hiking tour. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to experience the indigenous culture of locals and learn about their traditions. This guided hiking tour of the Avenue of Volcanoes is a tremendous experience for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Ecuador is still one of the top hidden gems of South America for all adventurers and nature lovers out there. Travellers from all over the world are starting to discover just why Ecuador is so special and this tour gives you a rare opportunity to explore the wild and diverse nature of the Ecuadorian Andes.

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Slow and Steady Adventure Company

Slow and Steady Adventures was formed in 2016 to educate new hikers. Preparation, safety and basic skills in all seasons are key topics we teach. Also motivation and acceptance of all, no matter your skill or ability. We want you to have a safe and fun experience. To believe in yourself and say ” Wow I did that.”


Your tour begins in Quito, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is viewed as the Cultural Capital of South America and is situated on the equator in a valley in the lower regions of the Pichincha Volcano. Depending on your arrival time, you can either explore the city and the old town of Quito or get a guided day tour. At night, one of the head guides will meet you at the reception for a briefing.

Meals: Dinner

You will start your hiking tour with a transfer from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park. You’ll be hiking around the beautiful Limpiopungo Lagoon (13000ft/3800m) in the foothills of the Rumiñahui volcano. You’ll enjoy some of the best views of Cotopaxi today, the highest active volcano on the planet. Keep an eye out for the opportunity to spot wild horses, wild bulls, and native birds. Depending on the weather, the group may try to trek to the base camp at 16,000ft (4876m), a big journey that will test your lungs! To end the day, drive to Isinlivi to your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your tour today is inspired by the elegant landscapes of Ecuador’s Andean mountains as you trek along the Toachi Canyon. Todays’ hike will show you stunning views and wonderful local villages. Follow the canyon of the Toachi River to Chugchilán, a small town situated in the center of the Quilotoa Loop. The afternoon will be used to venture through the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s tour starts with an early breakfast before a hike on a small trail used by generations to transport products and reach neighboring communities. While trekking on this trail, you will often see the traditional custom of bartering goods with one another, which is still part of local culture today. Venture down into astonishing canyons and later climb back up to the top of the crater rim, where you will have magnificent views of the Quilotoa Lake. It is a breathtaking image. Enjoy a scenic picnic with amazing views from the volcano and then transfer to a magical hacienda in the foothills of Chimborazo volcano.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today is another early morning as you drive through valleys and farming villages to reach the incredible Chimborazo Volcano, the highest mountain in Ecuador at 6310m (20702ft). Visiting this spectacular national park includes a short hike to reach the place where the glacier begins. On this hike, you will see some of the native animals of this volcanic environment, including the Andean Condor, caracara, wild Vicunas and hummingbirds. Enjoy a relaxing picnic at base camp before leaving.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Llanganates National Park, famous for its amazing landscapes and one local legend that says that the Inca General Ruminahui had a large sum of gold hidden somewhere in the Tungurahua mountain range. Today’s hike starts at 3,200m (10,498ft) above sea level and travels upwards to 3,600m (12,024ft). If the weather is good, you can expect beautiful views of the Tungurahua and the Sangay volcanoes. After this memorable trek, head back to spend the last night in the magical town of Baños. In Baños you can enjoy a nice massage, soak in the famous hot springs, or enjoy the thriving nightlife of this pretty town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Your guided adventure takes you to the waterfalls today. The first stop will be at the Bride’s Veil Waterfall, where you will take the Tarabita (cable car) to get across the Pastaza River. Then, hike down to the Pailon del Diablo Waterfall, the second tallest in Ecuador and one of the tallest in the region. After a day full of adventures in the cloud forest, you will enjoy a scenic ride back to colonial Quito.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wake up and enjoy your final breakfast. Many guests choose to stay a few extra days and explore the stunning city of Quito or move on to other parts of Ecuador. If you’re going home this day, you can book an airport transfer during the booking process.

Meals: Breakfast



In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Wyndham Garden

Nights 1 and 7

Wyndham Garden Quito

Located in the heart of bustling downtown, this hotel is a 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award winner.

Hostel Llullu Llama

Night 2

Hostel Llullu Llama

Set in the small village of Isinlivi, Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge is a small eco-friendly lodge situated right on Ecuador’s most famous trekking route, the Quilotoa Loop.

Hostel Mama Hilda

Night 3

Hostel Mama Hilda

Hostel Mama Hilda is a family run hostel in the small town of Chugchilan on the Quilotoa Loop. They are ideally situated half way around the loop.

Hosteria La Andaluza

Night 4

Hosteria La Andaluza

The Andean landscapes, the beauty of its architecture with conjugated service excellence make Hosteria La Andaluza ideal for rest, relaxation, social and corporate events.

Nights 5-6

La Casa De Luis

La Casa De Luis is located In The City Of Holy Water - Baños - and it has a family orientated and relaxing environment.


  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners are included
  • Accommodations for 7 nights are included
  • Personal transfers during the itinerary
  • Luggage & airport transfers
  • Licensed, certified guide for all activities
  • All mentioned activities
  • Hot springs visit
  • Cable car ride
  • Salsa lesson
  • Cultural experience with locals
  • Market visit
  • Hiking poles

Not included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses or gratuities
  • Flights
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees where required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optionals extras

  • Single room supplements where available
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Secondary airport transfers depending on group size and arrival/departure