Ilinizas trekking Tour
Ilinizas are a relatively unknown reserve that offers well-preserved ecosystems to do hiking excursions and also to practice photography over extraordinary landscapes. Just one and a half hours south from Quito, you will find this magical reserve that is located at the foothills of El Corazón Volcano (4.710 meters above sea level - 15,452 ft) and Ilinizas Volcano (5.305 meters above sea level - 17,404 ft), both of them are currently inactive. We start at 7:30 a.m. from your hotel; then at 9:00 a.m. with the encounter of the twin picks “Ilinizas”, you will be surrounded by farmed lands, haciendas, pristine forests, wild horses and ecosystems.
During the hours hike you will reach an altitude of approximately 4.700 meters above sea level (15,419 ft). Finally, at the refuge “Nuevos Horizontes”, which is located between the two picks of the volcano, you will have enough time to rest and recover energy. Going down from this point to the parking lot is much easier! During the drive we stop at "El Chaupi", which is a lovely little Andean village, where you will have the opportunity to have another snack or drink, enjoying the relaxed and quiet life of the local people. You will be back in your hotel approximately at 5:00 p.m.