CUICOCHA LAGOON DAY HIKE
Enjoy the spectacular mountain countryside as you hike around the sacred waters of Cuicocha Lagoon. The five hour hike is straightforward and can be enjoyed by active people who love the outdoors. You will make a full loop of 12km around the lagoon with an average altitude of about 3250m. The tour group is small so you can enjoy an intimate experience as your guide explains the colorful flora and cultural rituals of the area. After the hike, we make a short visit to the famous leather town, Cotacachi before returning to Quito. Total hiking time is 5 hours.
Small Group Tour price
Please Note: Should you wish to organize a Private Tour, please contact us for a quote and personalized schedule.
Departure point: Plaza Foch (Your guide will meet you at the entrance to Juan Valdez Cafe). Click here for directions.
Directions: Reina Victoria, N 24-66 La Mariscal Foch, Quito
Time of departure: 07h30 (please arrive by 07h15)
Return point: Plaza Foch
Approximate return time: 18h30
Each guest must please bring their passport.
It is compulsory for guests to have personal medical aid & travel insurance.
Please inform us of any current medical issues.
This tour is NOT recommended for travelers with heart, lung or back problems.
Travelers should have moderate physical fitness.
We regret no children under the age of 12 years.
Acclimatization: You will be hiking at around 3300 m in the Andes. Ensure you have spent at least 1-2 days in Quito before joining this day tour. If you have any doubts or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Please bring: Passport, small backpack, sun protection cream, sunglasses, cap, camera, snacks for hike, 1-2 liters of water/energy drinks
Wear: Comfortable loose clothing, good walking shoes and a waterproof jacket.