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Trekking: "El Altar" Volcano - Yellow Lagoon provided by Deep Ecuador Travel

Trekking: "El Altar" Volcano - Yellow Lagoon

Trekking: "El Altar" Volcano - Yellow Lagoon
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About
The "El Altar" volcano and the "Yellow Lagoon" are located in the Sangay National Park, it is undoubtedly one of the best "trekking" in the country, the majestic landscape of the Collanes valley, the ecosystem of Andean moors and primary forests They are complements to the magnificent experience that this site offers visitors. Our tour is ideal to live the experience of a camping in the Andes where you can also take nature photography. We have specialized guides who will make this tour an unforgettable experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day 1: Cuenca - Riobamba - Releche (trailhead) - Base Camp The tour to the Yellow Lagoon in the El Altar Volcano, begins with the transfer of 6 hours from the city of Cuenca (Azuay province) towards the province of Chimborazo, at the point of entry to the path to "Altar" in the sector from "La Candelaria". After checking in, we prepare our equipment and start the 10 kilometer trail to our base camp in the Collanes Valley, where we will set up our camp and spend the night Day 2: Yellow Lagoon - Crater of "El Altar" - Releche (starting point of the trail) - Cuenca We begin the ascent at 5:30 in the morning, here we can have the most privileged view of the Collanes valley, already at the viewpoint of the Yellow Lagoon the site will offer us a natural spectacle, the waters of the lagoon change color according to the sky state, and the steep-walled glacier gives an unreal atmosphere in this mountain landscape. We will return to the base camp where we will set up our camp, we will have breakfast and begin the return journey of approximately 5 hours to the Releche hacienda and then the return to Cuenca
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 196326P13
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Private transportation • Complete camping equipment • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • National Tourism Guide
Exclusions
All visitors must bring water • Tips • Mules to carry luggage
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
This tour starts from the city of Cuenca, to leave other cities such as Guayaquil, Quito or other cities in the country it must be coordinated in advance since the transfers to the starting point of this activity is more than 5 hours. Transfers from a city other than the city of Cuenca must be made by travelers
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private transportation • Complete camping equipment • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • National Tourism Guide
Exclusions
All visitors must bring water • Tips • Mules to carry luggage
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
This tour starts from the city of Cuenca, to leave other cities such as Guayaquil, Quito or other cities in the country it must be coordinated in advance since the transfers to the starting point of this activity is more than 5 hours. Transfers from a city other than the city of Cuenca must be made by travelers
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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By: Deep Ecuador Travel
edw177
edw177
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Cajas a beautiful NP
I went as a half day trip from Cuenca with Andres. He was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. The park itself is ve
Jochen K
Jochen K
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Family-friendly operator providing great value
El Cajas, its landscape and wildlife are simply amazing. Even on a cloudy and foggy/ rainy day it was so enjoyable
petersen1
petersen1
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Mr
Andres picked me up at hotel in Cuenca to go to the Devils nose train. Professional knowledgeable and patient he w
Elias_Rovielo
Elias_Rovielo
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What an amazing tour!
As this is my last Andean country, I seriously thought if this tour would be worth it, the time spent to see the An
williambN8934AY
williambN8934AY
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Pure awesomeness!
We had an excellent time on the trek through Cajas, loaded with beautiful views of the mountains and vast diversity
YuchenZ16
YuchenZ16
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Amazing tour of El Cajas and friendly & knowledge guide!
I had a tour of El Cajas with Andres. We started with a hike around a lake at a lower altitude in the National Park
Daniele C
Daniele C
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Perfect day out
Great tour and greater guide. Punctual, knowledgeable, fun, patient. Great tips for future hikes and destinations
LauraG10399
LauraG10399
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Very good tour with great guide!
We enjoyed the tour very much and had with Andres an excellent guide! Highly recommended to book - thank you
joelhS648JN
joelhS648JN
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Fantastic tour of El Cajas
I loved my tour of El Cajas National Park. Andres was friendly and super knowledgeable about everything, especially
Hilhawk
Hilhawk
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Knowledgable guide. Fascinating visit.
Cajas Nationsl Park is a must visit. Andres, our guide,told us so much about the park, the birds, and the fauna. Th
Annapoorani B
Annapoorani B
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Most knowledgeable guide and reasonable itinerary for those traveling with children
We travelled with our 11 and 18 year old boys. This was our 6th day in Ecuador and after the exhausting full day to
Tomy_Devogelaere
Tomy_Devogelaere
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2-day trekking el Cajas
These 2 Days where the best of our entire holiday! Very good guide. Talks very good english and knows everything ab
lolakealohi
lolakealohi
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Great day trip from Cuenca
Andres was a great guide. He spent time in the US so his English was great, and he was very knowledgeable about eve
johanc012
johanc012
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2 day trekking through Cajas with camping
We did the 2 day trekking through the Cajas national parc and we loved it. Andres is a enthusiastic guide that spea
Asquires7
Asquires7
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Wonderful Guide!
Andres was Wonderful! He made everything very fun and easy to understand. I highly recommend him for any of your to