3 days – Trekking Altar Volcano & Yellow Lagoon Visit From Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

Enjoy a unique adventure through one of the most beautiful places in Ecuador, the trek to Nevado El Altar or Kapak Urku in Kichwa leads you to discover the magic of the Andean paramo by observing the contrast between the flora and fauna of the zone. Be amazed by the immense Collanes Valley and the fascinating yellow lagoon.

This Trekking is classified as one of the best in the country.

National Professional Guide (Bilingual ESP - ING)
Transportation Quito - Penipe - Quito
Lodging - use of facilities in day 1
Entrance to the Sangay National Park and the Releche farm
Snack preparation, in case the group decides bring food (day 3)
Tent (camping)
Lunch (2)
Dinner in day 1 // Breakfast in day 2 // Dinner in day 3
Sleeping mattress for use in the tent
Nothing not specified

Departure Point

Quito, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
The guide will pick up you in the lobby of the hotel ( Hotel pick up inside the Urban perimeter of

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The guide will pick up you in the lobby of the hotel at 10H00 AM
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Arrival at the accommodation in Penipe Welcome and brief induction to the activity In this accommodations the dinner IS NOT INCLUDED but we give you the option that you take your own food and cooking by yourself in this accommodation if you want. The same way, here you can leave all your thing that is not necessary in taking for the trekking, we come back to this point after all. Also here you can leave the food for cooking the dinner on the 3er day after we arrive to penipe ( The dinner IS NOT INCLUDED)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
 Overnight in Penipe
  Not Included
Volcan Altar
The breakfast in this day IS NOT INCLUDED, so you need to bring the necessary thing to take the breakfast by yourself After breakfast at 06:30 am we will leave for the Releche community, where we will prepare for our impressive adventure the trek to the Altar volcano. We offer box lunch in this day. Around 14:30 pm we will arrive at the camping area where we will sleep that night. Accommodation night in your Tent
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
 Camping Night in Altar Volcano - We sleep in Tents
 Lunch  Dinner  
Laguna Amarilla
After the breakfast we are going to dismantle the tent to doing the preparation for the trekking to Yellow Lagoon ( Laguna Amarilla). At 09h30 am approximately we will arrive to the Yellow Lagoon to take some photos and see the incredible view that this place offer us. We will continue the trekking to Releche Comunity to come back to the accomodation of penipe, where we can take a bath after come back to Quito. In the accommodation in Penipe you can use it installation and if you want that someone prepare your dinner you can take your food to prepare it when you come back for the excursion
Duration: 11 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
The tour end in Penipe, we will arrive approximately 19H00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
We return to Quito that night
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  Not Included
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We provide Multilingual guide
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or cap, camera
  • Trekking clothes, scarf, warm clothing preferably cotton, hats, boots, waterproof sweaters
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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