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Lodging in an Andean Hacienda
Explore the country’s diverse trekking among Andean mountains and glistening lagoons. PapaGayo offers multiple trekking programs. The hacienda is the perfect hub to relax before and after your trek. Spend some time acclimatizing to the altitude here at 10,500 ft (3,200 m) before you depart on your trek. We offer private tours, certified guides, and daily departures. We provide the food and camping equipment during the trek. You’ll want to spend several days at the hacienda after your trek, enjoying our first-class facilities and a restaurant with healthy nutritious meals. Try our leisure facilities such as a gym, sauna, hot tub, and yoga classes. The hacienda is surrounded by lush greenery, and there is a 2-hour trail on our grounds that is waiting for you to explore.
Trekking in Ecuador
In a country that has a glorious range of hiking, a trail is always within your reach. The terrain of the Ecuadorian Andes is composed of an array of snow-capped summits, paramo grasslands, and misty cloud forests. With diverse and dramatic scenery, a multi-day trek is the perfect way to explore Ecuador’s sprawling landscape.
Perfectly situated among the Avenue of Volcanoes, Papagayo is an ideal and charming location to begin and end your trek. The most popular treks from Papagayo are around Cotopaxi and the Quilotoa crater. Below we highlight details of our treks:
The Quilotoa trek is a customizable multi-day trek around a glistening turquoise crater lake. You can choose to do it in a day trip and walk down into the crater, kayak, and hike back up or you can walk around the crater with options of doing it between 2 – 4 days depending on where your start your trek. Your loop itinerary can be custom-built, and there is no wrong way to do it! This trek is considered the most popular in Ecuador, probably due to the ease and comfort of doing this multi-day trek. There is accommodation available all along the loop, from basic hostels to nicer ones equipped with hot tubs to quaint local houses where the families open up their homes to you for the night. Contact our experts at Papagayo to help plan your Quilotoa trekking experience!