SOME ACTIVITIES IN QUITO

Adventure Tourism

SOME ACTIVITIES IN QUITO

Adventure Tourism

Rural

An exemplary community organization-wise. Located just one hour northwest of Quito in the Calacalí parish, at an altitude of 2,650 meters above sea level, in a cloud forest area.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.
Under reservation

Price:

It depends on the services and the tour package purchased.

Address:

Vía Calacalí РLa Independencia. Km 26

Contact:

Rolando Collaguazo – +593 99 797 2109+593 98 021 5476+593 09 995 41537info@yunguilla.org.ecYunguilla

In the Yunguilla community, hiking activities are carried out through the Culunco GuantoPungo-Pelagallo (Ancestral Path of the Yumbo Culture). You can participate in the daily activities of the Community: making cheese, jams, handicrafts, and harvesting in the organic garden.

Hours:

Every day of the year.

Price:

It depends on the services and the tour package purchased.

Address:

Entrance through Yunguilla ‚ÄďCalacacl√≠ Community

Contact:

593 2 543799 / 593 2 553594

It has a height of 4,696 meters above sea level. Due to its proximity to Quito, it¬īs possible to climb it in a single day while enjoying a beautiful view of the capital. Mountain ascent must have the help and support of professionals such as the Mountain Guide Association. To get there, you drive to the Community of San Francisco de Cruz Loma, 10 kilometers west of the capital. From that point, it takes three and a half hours to reach the summit.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Adress:

Entrance through Teleférico de Quito or Cruz Loma Commune

Contact:

Asociaci√≥n Ecuatoriana de Gu√≠as de Monta√Īa 593 98 158 3954

The Inti Llacta Reserve is part of the Reserve network of the Imaymana Foundation. It was created by a multidisciplinary team to contribute to the conservation of the Cloud Forest and implement productive alternatives that are friendly to the environment: organic orchards, mixed crops, coffee under the shade, chickens, cows, and small-scale fish.

Hours:

Always open. Tourist services under reservation

Prices:

It depends on the services that are required

Adress:

Nanegalito Parish, Miraflores neighborhood km 63 of Calacalí- La indepedencia Road

Contact:

Tucanopy 593 995311625 / 593 983160122info@fundacionimaymana.org

One of the wonders of living in Quito is the city¬īs proximity to natural places of great importance and diversity.

Hours:

Previous reservation only

Price:

Price according to itinerary with prior reservation

Adress:

48 km from Quito Via Antisana. The Reserve is approximately 20 minutes from Pintag.

Contact:

Fundación Jocotoco Р+593 (02) 2 505 212info@fjocotoco.org

The reserve is at the core of the protected area, with paramos and eastern Andean forests. Volcanic activity, the retreat of glaciers, and evolution have created impressive landscapes and diverse wildlife in its territory. There is the Mica lagoon, a mirror of the volcano, from which some of the water of the city of Quito comes.

Hours:

Everyday of the year. From 08:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Located in Pintag parish, Humboldt St. and Antisana Ave.

Contact:

Teléfono: (02) 2384641 Teléfono: (02) 2384971

This forest is a sanctuary for wildlife, which is part of the National System of Protected Areas. It is home to several species of flora and fauna that belong to the Andean forest. Many of them no longer exist in any other area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe Andes.

Hours:

Everyday of the year

Price:

Free entry.

Adress:

Amagua√Īa Parish Distance from Quito: 50.1 Km

Contact:

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa Teléfono: 0998945704 Facebook: Refugio de vida Pasochoa

The park crosses the entire Virgin Paramo and part of the Papallacta Paramo. These places have an extensive lake system. This wide moor extends to an altitude range that goes between 3,500 to 4,300 m.a.s.l. It is known as a Ramsar Site of regional interest, given its economic, cultural, and natural importance.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Entrance on the road to Papallacta. La Virgen Sector

Contact:

Ministerio del Ambiente: 2110370 / Parque Nacional Cayambe Coca – Facebook: Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca

This reserve has many microclimates and also one of the best-preserved cloud forests. In approximately 1,600 hectares, there are primary and secondary forests. The topography is irregular with steep slopes and mountain ridges. You will discover an initiative specialized in the observation of orchids and the recently incorporated bird tourism.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 17:00

Price:

National and Foreign Adults: $ 3.00 Children and seniors: $ 1.50

Adress:

Nono Parish, Km. 43 from the Calacalí- La Independencia road

Contact:

René Lima 593 996475410pahuma@gmail.com

A place to enjoy extreme recreational activities. Business training available. You can enjoy different extreme sports outdoors.

Hours:

9h00 to 16h00

Price:

Extreme Canopy (3 Cables) $15,00 Canopy Kids (3 Cables) $8,00

Adress:

Nayón Parish

Contact:

593 99 995 8305 / (02)205 8445

The Guagua Pichincha volcano remains active with recent explosive episodes and giant columns of ash that rose thousands of meters before falling in Quito. The 2001 volcanic eruption shocked the residents. At present, the volcanic activity is medium-low with some fumaroles inside its crater. The crater is shaped like a horseshoe open to the west, where most of the debris is exhausted.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Lloa Parish

Contact:

Hugo Yugcha – 0984090956

El Chaqui√Ī√°n is a very popular place for people of all ages. It is a simple cycling route, it does not present very steep elevations or technical unevenness in its route. However, due to its length: 21 km, it is recommended that the person have previous experience in two-hour bicycle tours.

Hours:

Every day of the year. 05:00 am – 18:00 pm

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Cumbay√°, Tumbaco and Puembo Parishes

An exemplary community organization-wise. Located just one hour northwest of Quito in the Calacalí parish, at an altitude of 2,650 meters above sea level, in a cloud forest area.

Hours:

Everyday of the year. Under reservation

Price:

It depends on the services and the tour package purchased.

Address:

Vía Calacalí РLa Independencia. Km 26

Contact:

Rolando Collaguazo – +593 99 797 2109+593 98 021 5476+593 09 995 41537info@yunguilla.org.ecYunguilla

In the Yunguilla community, hiking activities are carried out through the Culunco GuantoPungo-Pelagallo (Ancestral Path of the Yumbo Culture). You can participate in the daily activities of the Community: making cheese, jams, handicrafts, and harvesting in the organic garden.

Hours:

Every day of the year.

Price:

It depends on the services and the tour package purchased.

Address:

Entrance through Yunguilla ‚ÄďCalacacl√≠ Community

Contact:

593 2 543799 / 593 2 553594

It has a height of 4,696 meters above sea level. Due to its proximity to Quito, it¬īs possible to climb it in a single day while enjoying a beautiful view of the capital. Mountain ascent must have the help and support of professionals such as the Mountain Guide Association. To get there, you drive to the Community of San Francisco de Cruz Loma, 10 kilometers west of the capital. From that point, it takes three and a half hours to reach the summit.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Adress:

Entrance through Teleférico de Quito or Cruz Loma Commune

Contact:

Asociaci√≥n Ecuatoriana de Gu√≠as de Monta√Īa 593 98 158 3954

The Inti Llacta Reserve is part of the Reserve network of the Imaymana Foundation. It was created by a multidisciplinary team to contribute to the conservation of the Cloud Forest and implement productive alternatives that are friendly to the environment: organic orchards, mixed crops, coffee under the shade, chickens, cows, and small-scale fish.

Hours:

Always open. Tourist services under reservation

Prices:

It depends on the services that are required

Adress:

Nanegalito Parish, Miraflores neighborhood km 63 of Calacalí- La indepedencia Road

Contact:

Tucanopy 593 995311625 / 593 983160122info@fundacionimaymana.org

One of the wonders of living in Quito is the city¬īs proximity to natural places of great importance and diversity.

Hours:

Previous reservation only

Price:

Price according to itinerary with prior reservation

Adress:

48 km from Quito Via Antisana. The Reserve is approximately 20 minutes from Pintag.

Contact:

Fundación Jocotoco Р+593 (02) 2 505 212info@fjocotoco.org

The reserve is at the core of the protected area, with paramos and eastern Andean forests. Volcanic activity, the retreat of glaciers, and evolution have created impressive landscapes and diverse wildlife in its territory. There is the Mica lagoon, a mirror of the volcano, from which some of the water of the city of Quito comes.

Hours:

Everyday of the year. From 08:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Located in Pintag parish, Humboldt St. and Antisana Ave.

Contact:

Teléfono: (02) 2384641 Teléfono: (02) 2384971

This forest is a sanctuary for wildlife, which is part of the National System of Protected Areas. It is home to several species of flora and fauna that belong to the Andean forest. Many of them no longer exist in any other area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe Andes.

Hours:

Everyday of the year

Price:

Free entry.

Adress:

Amagua√Īa Parish Distance from Quito: 50.1 Km

Contact:

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa Teléfono: 0998945704 Facebook: Refugio de vida Pasochoa

The park crosses the entire Virgin Paramo and part of the Papallacta Paramo. These places have an extensive lake system. This wide moor extends to an altitude range that goes between 3,500 to 4,300 m.a.s.l. It is known as a Ramsar Site of regional interest, given its economic, cultural, and natural importance.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Entrance on the road to Papallacta. La Virgen Sector

Contact:

Ministerio del Ambiente: 2110370 / Parque Nacional Cayambe Coca – Facebook: Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca

This reserve has many microclimates and also one of the best-preserved cloud forests. In approximately 1,600 hectares, there are primary and secondary forests. The topography is irregular with steep slopes and mountain ridges. You will discover an initiative specialized in the observation of orchids and the recently incorporated bird tourism.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 17:00

Price:

National and Foreign Adults: $ 3.00 Children and seniors: $ 1.50

Adress:

Nono Parish, Km. 43 from the Calacalí- La Independencia road

Contact:

René Lima 593 996475410pahuma@gmail.com

A place to enjoy extreme recreational activities. Business training available. You can enjoy different extreme sports outdoors.

Hours:

9h00 to 16h00

Price:

Extreme Canopy (3 Cables) $15,00 Canopy Kids (3 Cables) $8,00

Adress:

Nayón Parish

Contact:

593 99 995 8305 / (02)205 8445

The Guagua Pichincha volcano remains active with recent explosive episodes and giant columns of ash that rose thousands of meters before falling in Quito. The 2001 volcanic eruption shocked the residents. At present, the volcanic activity is medium-low with some fumaroles inside its crater. The crater is shaped like a horseshoe open to the west, where most of the debris is exhausted.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Lloa Parish

Contact:

Hugo Yugcha – 0984090956

El Chaqui√Ī√°n is a very popular place for people of all ages. It is a simple cycling route, it does not present very steep elevations or technical unevenness in its route. However, due to its length: 21 km, it is recommended that the person have previous experience in two-hour bicycle tours.

Hours:

Every day of the year. 05:00 am – 18:00 pm

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Cumbay√°, Tumbaco and Puembo Parishes

Cycling

This path shows dizzying descents and long climbs. It is a route for a high physical level and the scene of multiple cycling races in the modalities of downhill, cross country, and marathon, where cyclists put their physical capacity and mental strength to the test once they set out on the journey. The distance of this route is 38 km.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Inside the Geo-botanical Pululahua Reserve. Just 30 minutes from Quito.

El Chaqui√Ī√°n is a very popular place for people of all ages. It is a simple cycling route, it does not present very steep elevations or technical unevenness in its route. However, due to its length: 21 km, it is recommended that the person have previous experience in two-hour bicycle tours.

Hours:

6:00 am to 18:00 pm from Monday to Sunday

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

It starts in Cumbay√° (Portal de Cumbay√°) and ends in Puembo (Portal La Lomita).

The route¬īs starting height in the Chilibulo Huayrapungo park parking lot is 3,261 meters above sea level. The maximum altitude is 3,964 meters above sea level, a few meters from Telef√©rico.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Starts in the Chilibulo Huayrapungo Metropolitan Park

Alaspungo is a community in the mountains, with no more than ten houses. Its inhabitants are always ready to give information and be friendly with visitors. From Alaspungo, you can do the Camino de los Coluncos, which was the one that the Yumbos used to move from Tulipe to the mountains.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Starting point is the central park of Nono

The route crosses a large part of the Mashpi-Guaycuyacu-Sahuangal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area. This one is the first Protected Natural Area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe Metropolitan District of Quito. The maximum height of the route is 1,557 m.a.s.l (meters above sea level) and the minimum 481 m.s.n.m. on the banks of the refreshing pool of the Mashpi River.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

The route starts at the Pacto Church and ends at the Mashpi community.

The place offers a warm temperature and a humid climate due to its location at the foot of the Western Andes mountain range. It is 1145 meters above sea level, which is advantageous for cycling without worrying about unexpected rain.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

The start of the route is Pacto, located approximately 70 km from Quito

The road from Lloa to Palmira is paved at the beginning and then ballasted. This road is also for vehicles, and you must drive on the right at all times as a precaution. The path has elevations and shallow descents. In some curves, there are natural viewpoints with incredible views of the Guagua Pichincha and Atacazo volcanoes, and you will enjoy the landscapes of the place.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Lloa is a rural parish of Quito Lloa, to the southwest of the city on the slopes of the Guagua Pichincha volcano.

This path shows dizzying descents and long climbs. It is a route for a high physical level and the scene of multiple cycling races in the modalities of downhill, cross country, and marathon, where cyclists put their physical capacity and mental strength to the test once they set out on the journey. The distance of this route is 38 km.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Inside the Geo-botanical Pululahua Reserve. Just 30 minutes from Quito.

El Chaqui√Ī√°n is a very popular place for people of all ages. It is a simple cycling route, it does not present very steep elevations or technical unevenness in its route. However, due to its length: 21 km, it is recommended that the person have previous experience in two-hour bicycle tours.

Hours:

6:00 am to 18:00 pm from Monday to Sunday

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

It starts in Cumbay√° (Portal de Cumbay√°) and ends in Puembo (Portal La Lomita).

The route¬īs starting height in the Chilibulo Huayrapungo park parking lot is 3,261 meters above sea level. The maximum altitude is 3,964 meters above sea level, a few meters from Telef√©rico.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Starts in the Chilibulo Huayrapungo Metropolitan Park

Alaspungo is a community in the mountains, with no more than ten houses. Its inhabitants are always ready to give information and be friendly with visitors. From Alaspungo, you can do the Camino de los Coluncos, which was the one that the Yumbos used to move from Tulipe to the mountains.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Starting point is the central park of Nono

The route crosses a large part of the Mashpi-Guaycuyacu-Sahuangal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area. This one is the first Protected Natural Area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe Metropolitan District of Quito. The maximum height of the route is 1,557 m.a.s.l (meters above sea level) and the minimum 481 m.s.n.m. on the banks of the refreshing pool of the Mashpi River.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

The route starts at the Pacto Church and ends at the Mashpi community.

The place offers a warm temperature and a humid climate due to its location at the foot of the Western Andes mountain range. It is 1145 meters above sea level, which is advantageous for cycling without worrying about unexpected rain.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

The start of the route is Pacto, located approximately 70 km from Quito

The road from Lloa to Palmira is paved at the beginning and then ballasted. This road is also for vehicles, and you must drive on the right at all times as a precaution. The path has elevations and shallow descents. In some curves, there are natural viewpoints with incredible views of the Guagua Pichincha and Atacazo volcanoes, and you will enjoy the landscapes of the place.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Lloa is a rural parish of Quito Lloa, to the southwest of the city on the slopes of the Guagua Pichincha volcano.

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