Ilinizas Ecological ReserveDay 1
Arrival in Quito, meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel.
We will drive to the Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge for an acclimatization hike up Cerro Pasochoa, enjoying excellent views of Cotopaxi and other volcanos en route.
We will take the Quito Telepherique up into the surrounding mountains and head on a second acclimatization hike to Ruco Pichincha enjoying panoramic views of the capital.
We will drive to the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve and climb Iliniza Norte, enjoying our first view of our main expedition objective: Antisana.
We will hike to the crater of Quilotoa Volcano and sail in the lagoon. Afterward, we will visit the Tigua market and learn a bit about the local history and culture.
We will leave Quito and transfer to Pintag before driving and hiking to the Antisana base camp. At the base camp, we will go over the plans for the ascent the following day.
We will climb the moderately technical glaciated slopes of Antisana, which should take about 6 to 8 hours. From the summit, we will enjoy panoramic views of Cotopaxi, Cayambe and the Amazon basin before descending back to base camp, Pinang and returning to Quito.
We will say goodbye, and you will fly home.