Extreme Outdoor Expedition
An exhilarating adventure on the Quilotoa Loop – literally climb to the Top of the World!
The Extreme Outdoor Expedition is all about getting fitter, reaching new heights, and feeling good with your body and soul. Enjoy the exercise in the fresh mountain air, reaching new limits, and feeling the ache of well-used muscles at the end of a great day. That magical moment of reaching a new top – every time going further and deeper into the hills.
Check with our staff if for your travel dates it is possible to include a market visit.
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Price per person $165
Day 1 – Arrival & Ñahuira Hilltop Hike
Upon your arrival to Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge our staff will welcome you and show you to your beautiful Garden Cottage with balcony overlooking the mountains. A great place to read your book and enjoy some tranquility.
In the afternoon you will take a fascinating hike up to the Ñahuira Hilltop to catch stunning views over the surrounding mountain tops with the Quilotoa crater rim to be seen at the distance. A perfect hike to start off your mountain adventure and get used to your new surroundings. It’s quite a steep climb to make it to the top, but totally worth the far-reaching views from there! For the Isinlivi people, Ñahuira hilltop represents old indigenous culture and beliefs and is subject of local myths and legends.
Day 2 – Quilotoa Crater Biking
If you enjoy a fast flowing track combined with some easy trails, this ride is for you. We start with an early transfer to Sigchos from where we cycle along the easy road direction to Chugchilan. Throughout the tour there will be many opportunities to take photographs and interact with the friendly local people. We will stop in the village of Chugchilan where you can go for a short walk.
From Chugchilan we continue on a paved road that will gradually ascend until we reach the community of Quilotoa. You can enjoy the stunning views over the emerald green lake and the impressive surroundings. We hike downhill inside the crater until we reach the shore where we will enjoy our boxed lunch. To get back, you can either rent a horse or hike up.
Then it’s time to slowly head back to Isinlivi, either by car or by bike – you decide!
In the afternoon, relax your muscles in the Jacuzzi or enjoy the sauna area.
Day 3 – Hike to the Top of the World
This trek is magnificent & should be on any trekker’s to do list! The hike to the top of the world is a very attractive and attainable mountain hike for fit hikers. It is also a great option for acclimatization if you are planning to climb one of the volcanoes or higher altitude peaks in Ecuador.
Pre-arranged early morning transport will have you up 4000m, just in time to see an extraordinary sunrise on the east side of the Andes with 360 degree views over the Cordillera mountain range. After a plethora of photos, we hike further up to the top.
Day 4 – Horse riding
In the morning our local guide will be waiting for you to take you for a 3 hour horse-back riding trip through the surrounding mountains of Isinlivi. You will go down into the Toachi canyon, through the river and a small indigenous village. Take in the beautiful natural landscapes without having to walk on your own two feet.