Trekking North Ecuadorian Highlands 7 days

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Trekking North Ecuadorian Highlands

The Ecuadorian Andes, is an area of astounding beauty and diversity. The striking peaks of the volcanoes provide a magical backdrop to the rolling hills and patchwork fields of the valleys. This region has an extensive range of tempting trekking and walking options, showing the beauty of the higest mountains and outstandings landscapes of this part of Ecuador. Experience the authentic…

  • Transfer to hotel and introduction to tour

Activity length: Approx 2 hrs

Overnight: Quito

  • Morning city tour of Quito, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit to Chugchilán

Highlights # history, architecture, shopping, culture, volcanic scenery #

Activity length: approx 8 hrs

Overnight: Chugchilán area

  • Hike from Chugchilán to Quilotoa

Highlights # culture, volcanic scenery, hiking, wildlife #

Activity length: approx 6 hrs

Overnight: Quilotoa area

  • Free day to explore Riobamba/rest

Highlights # history, architecture, relax #

Activity length: Depending on your chosen activities

Overnight: Riobamba area

  • Hike to the ‘Capac Urco’ refuge at El Altar

Highlights # nature, hiking, wildlife, snow-capped peaks #

Activity length: approx 6 hrs

Overnight: Capac Urco refuge – very basic

  • Hike across the Valle de Collanes to Laguna Amarilla

Highlights # nature, hiking, wildlife, stunning lagoon #

Activity length: approx 6 hrs

Overnight: Riobamba area

  • Visit Ecuador’s highest volcano, Chimborazo, including short walk
  • Transfer to Quito International Airport for connections home, or Galapagos, Amazon or Southern Ecuador extension tours (please ask for details)

Highlights # volcanic scenery, vicuñas #

Activity length: approx 8 hrs

*This tour can also be connected to the Inca Trail trek tour*

We keep our itinerary pages short and sweet, please contact us for the full detailed version or with any questions you may have.

Price: from $1540 p/p
Min: 2 people/Max: 16 people


  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Visits and excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast is included in all packages
  • Other meals may be included, depending on your choice of package


  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft & Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Meals (other than breakfast), depending on your choice of package
  • Tips

Polylepis Tours

Polylepis Tours is a Tour Operator dedicated to delivering the best of Ecuador’s four regions to our clients. Bringing together the finest of our local providers, to showcase the amazing diversity that this wonderful country has to offer.