Northern Andes: Nature, culture and Sports
The cultural legacy of Ecuadorian Andes hides wonderful ethnicities that inhabited it ancestrally; gorgeous landscapes of valleys, mountains, rivers, lagoons and roads. This is the ideal setting for an educational adventure designed for families eager for adventure and learning where you will visit the archaeological sites of Pambamarca and Quito Loma, enjoy incredible views of the northern Andes of Ecuador and learn about the ethnic groups that inhabited these lands and their ways of life. Cycle down ancient cobble-stone roads and hike around the caldera that forms the beautiful Laguna de Cuicocha, admire its turquoise waters and landscapes. The trip ends with a visit to one of the most famous and picturesque craft markets in the world, the Otavalo Market, where artisans and indigenous people from Ecuador exhibit their work at affordable prices. Incredible adventure to ride and hike off the beaten path lands and learn, and interact with ancient cultures.
ActivityMountain Bike / Hike
Suggested Number of Participants4 min
LanguagesEnglish – Spanish
IncludesLodgingPrivate transportationLocal ExpertBikes and safety gearEntrance feesFoodFiltered waterSnacks
Not IncludedPersonal ExpensesTravel Insurance
- Incredible landscapes.
- Visit and learn about archaeological sites
- Sun-Dial at the equator
- Visit Cotacachi - Cayapas National Park
- Mountain bike descend.
- Mountain bike
- Cuicocha Crater Lake hike
- Visit the Indigenous Otavalo Market
- Share with indigenous communities
Pichincha e Imbabura Province APPROXIMATE ALTITUDE : 4700m - 2400m
Two expeditions have marked my life intensely: the descent to La Cueva de Los Tayos with Tomas Espinosa and Felipe Meneses and kayaking across the San Blas Archipelago in Panama, where I got to know the Kuna culture up close and their incredible way of navigating the sea. For more than twenty years I have also dedicated my professional life to adventure: planning expeditions, exploring and curating new adventures and guiding travelers on unforgettable routes and experiences through amazing landscapes.