CUICOCHA LAGOON DAY HIKE
Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery as you hike around the sacred waters of Cuicocha Lagoon. This 5 hour day hike is fairly strenuous, but not technical so can be enjoyed by active people who love outdoor nature. The tour group is small enough (max 8 people) so you can enjoy a more intimate experience while your guide explains the fauna, flora, history and culture of the area. If you lucky, you may even get glimpses of Cotacachi volcano as the clouds whisper past her.
Who will this trip appeal to?
Hikers who enjoy non technical, but fairly strenuous hikes (4-5 hours)
Nature lovers who like taking photos of flora and fauna – but bear in mind you will need to keep pace with the guide 😉
Mountaineers wanting to acclimatize
Hike around the beautiful Cuicocha Lagoon
Possible views of Cotacachi volcano
Enjoy a picnic lunch with amazing views as far as Imbabura volcano
See wild flora and fauna
07h00 – The Cuicocha Lagoon Day Hike departs from our designated meeting point outside Honey Coffee & Tea (get directions) in Plaza Foch.
(Your tour guide and private transport will already be waiting for you outside the coffee shop.)
Please note that the below times are approximate:
08h00 – Breakfast at a local restaurant outside Laguna de San Pablo
08h30 – Continue the drive to the Cuicocha (passing through the towns of Otavalo and Cotacachi)
09h30 – Arrive at reserve entrance (Cuicocha Lagoon)
09h45 – Begin the hike around Cuicocha
12h45 – Stop for a picnic lunch with incredible views of the lagoon
13h30 – Continue hiking
15h30 – Arrive back at the reserve entrance
15h45 – Drive back to Quito
17h30 – Arrive in Quito
Tour ends at Honey Coffee & Tea in Plaza Foch
Please bring the following:
– Warm clothing (i.e. fleece) and waterproof jacket
– Suntan lotion, cap, and sun glasses
– Small backpack for water, snacks etc
Wear comfortable walking shoes
Ensure you have personal medical aid and current travel insurance
Please inform us of any current medical issues you may have
Acclimatization – You will be hiking to an altitude of around 3450 m. Please ensure you have spent at least 2 days in Quito before joining this day tour.
If you are in doubt about your fitness or health – then please contact us on whatsapp (+593 939038138) or email: email@example.com
Please note: To make a booking, a 50% deposit will be required.