Local market hike

Activities

Pre-arranged morning transport will take you to the capital town of our canton, Sigchos, the “Hanging Garden of the Andes”. On a clear day you’ll see the majestic white peaks of Illinizas from town. Sigchos is best visited on a Sunday when the normally quiet town converts into a busy local market. You’ll find everything from hats, clothing, pots and pans to vegetable markets where you’ll see over 10 different types of potatoes! There is also a section with local cheese and meat.

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  • Time 3-4 hours  
  • Distance 10.7 km 6.7 mi
  • Ascent 498 m 1632 ft
  • Descent 441 m 1446 ft
  • Grade medium  
  • – Elevation 2560 m 8399 ft
  • + Elevation 2944 m 9658 ft