Ecuador, Cotopaxi Trek

Astride the equator with Peru to the south and Colombia to the north, Ecuador is the smallest of the Andean countries but is blessed with an amazingly varied geography that gives it some of the world’s greatest biodiversity and makes it one of the most rewarding destinations in South America. With its array of vibrant indigenous cultures, well preserved colonial architecture, otherworldly volcanic landscapes and dense rain forest, it packs its perimeters with more points of interest than many countries twice its size.

This stunning 100 km trek takes us into Mount Cotopaxi National Park, which lies 55 km from Quito. Cotopaxi, loosely translated from the Quechua, means “Smooth Neck of the Moon”. It is Ecuador’s second highest mountain at 5897 m and has long been considered the highest active volcano in the world.

Best time of year: January, June, September and November to December

Grade: Tough

Number of days: 11

We are not currently running this event but if you are interested in this challenge for your charity, organisation or group please contact us on 020 7386 4680 or email events@theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk for more details.

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