Outdoor activities in Quito

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Outdoor Activities in Quito

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AU$145.38
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7–8 hours
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AU$173.28
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9–11 hours
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AU$198.24
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6+ hours
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AU$116.01
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6+ hours
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AU$190.90
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6+ hours
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AU$124.82
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Adventure Tours
11–12 hours
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AU$226.14
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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AU$86.64
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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AU$139.50
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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AU$116.01
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6+ hours
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AU$270.20
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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AU$116.01
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Day Trips
6–8 hours
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AU$95.45
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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AU$233.49
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Adventure Tours
2 days
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AU$323.06
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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AU$110.14
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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AU$87.51
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Full-day Tours
9–10 hours
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AU$176.22
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Day Trips
6 hours
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  • Evonne v
    New Braunfels, TX4 contributions
    the trip was great with special thanks to Irene and Carlos who made it enjoyable even for the 2 of us of "tercer edad". We got to sample several different local fruits, loved the cable car ride across the falls and the hike at Devil's Caldron.
    Special thanks to Carlos who enabled my partner to enjoy the hiking.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Laurie R
    3 contributions
    Alejandro of Carpe DM provided a fun day with history of the area, humour, tour of the hummingbird area, waterfall hike and optional swim, 8-10 fast zip lines, butterflies, lunch and chocolate tasting. It was a full and very enjoyable day and much lower altitude in the Mindo area
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • UruLatin
    27 contributions
    Very personalized and nice tour with Richard. His willingness to offer options based on our interests was greatly appreciated. His wealth of knowledge of the flora and fauna was impressive and saw innumerable hummingbirds, toucans and other birds. Very recommended.
    Written 2 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Todd S
    Woodstock24 contributions
    Adrian was an awesome tour guide and Carlitos was the best driver!

    We got tons of information in English and Spanish, and Carlitos stopped at a roadside stand to get fresh fruits for everyone to try! We stopped in Cayambe for some locally baked bread and an egg-balancing contest at the equator with tons of great pictures.

    We also got a demonstration from an indigenous woman who still weaves blankets and clothing using traditional methods in both wool and alpaca hair. A local musician showed us how he constructs various flutes and instruments from reeds and bamboo, and we also hiked out to a beautiful waterfall. We went on a slow day for the indigenous market, but if you go, plan on a Saturday trip when all of the vendors are there so you get the full experience. Adrian really made it a special experience, we’d highly recommend his tours to everyone!
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Catherine F
    1 contribution
    Oscar Salazar was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver Edgar was also fantastic. They took us where we wanted and let us chose where to stop. We had a wonderful lunch at a local retrogressive recommended. They were easy to talk to and and answered all of your many questions! Definitely recommend. It’s a great way to see Old Town Quito without have to try to get there yourself. Oscar was also very educated on the history Quito and Ecuador. Fun day. Even for my teenage daughter.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • joe
    Maroochydore, Australia2 contributions
    The day before our tour we received a confirmation and detailed tour instructions. The next day, Erica (our guide) arrived at our hotel precisely on time and after collecting a handful of other passengers, we were on our way. Erica is a high energy guide and proud Ecuadorian. On the drive to Cotopaxi, Erica provided insights into the diverse landscape, Ecuadorian culture and history. We walked from the tour bus to the refugio and although the peak of Cotopaxi was shrouded in cloud on the day of our tour, the cloud would shift occasionally giving us a glimpse of the volcano’s majestic peak. The Cotopaxi day tour represented excellent value and was both adventurous and educational. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour to fellow travelers.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Lucrecia C
    1 contribution
    Our day was extraordinary from the beginning! Volcanoes, waterfalls, adventure and tropical rainforests! It couldn't be better, this day trip is highly recommend..!
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Morgan B
    Orlando, FL21 contributions
    This was a great tour and the hike was so beautiful! Our guide Jennifer and driver Carlos were so nice and made sure we had everything we needed and took our time on the hike! I would definitely recommend!
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Carole D.
    Ottawa, Canada87 contributions
    After an early morning start we are a small group heading towards the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. We are lucky to have a clear day and a great view of the Cotopaxi volcano summit poking through the clouds. Our guide Adrienna is very knowledgeable of the region, the flora and the fauna of this beautiful National Park. The roads are twisty as we climb, then descend the mountain highway to arrive at the Quilotoa volcano summit for a breathtaking view of the volcano crater. We then pause for a great ecuadorian lunch and some souvenir shopping, we head back to Quito by the end of the day. This is a great full day tour where you get to appreciate the beauty of Ecuador's mountains and all the natural beauty. Great small group tour and tour company.
    Written 8 October 2018
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  • Kim R
    5 contributions
    We had a fabulous day with Daniel! He was very knowledgeable about Quito and spent so much time sharing little details with us about this beautiful city. We lived the flexibility of being able to spend time and see things that interested us. Highly recommend spending a day with Daniel, you won't regret it. The cable car was the highlight of the day.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Todd S
    Woodstock24 contributions
    Eduardo did an amazing job! He allowed us to customize our day (which we chose the mariposario, zip-lining, and tarabita ride and hike to 2 different waterfalls).

    Eduardo was very informative and offered up information about the indigenous people, plant/animal life, and answered general questions about the area. His English was great and he picked us up at our hotel and did an excellent job driving his pickup truck through some rough terrain.

    If you’re looking for a fairly priced private/customized tour, Eduardo is your man!
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Krithika M
    4 contributions
    We had an incredible day at Cotopaxi National Park with our guide Oscar. During the drive, he explained the geography of Quito, Cotopaxi and the surrounding areas to us, and also helped answer any questions we had about Ecuadorian life and the country's history. The climb to the respite itself was a little tough given the altitude and steep ascent, however totally doable. Oscar let us take our time, enjoying the view and taking pictures along the way. We also enjoyed a beautiful walk around the lagoon and a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of the city for some time in nature.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Cassidy C
    Millbury, MA7 contributions
    This was a beautiful place to stay at, and all of the employees were friendly, funny and helpful. I recommend staying for at least three days. Some of my favorite activities included visiting the monkey river beach, tubing down a river, and swimming in waterfalls. The guides are very knowledgeable about the area which makes the tours even more exciting. I would definitely go back here again!!
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Anand
    6 contributions
    Beautiful view, gentle horses, overall a 5/5 experience. We were picked up in the morning, there was quite a bit of traffic on the route, but the tour company waited for us to arrive at the hacienda. We selected our horses, jumped on and started riding!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Christopher D
    Silverthorne, CO129 contributions
    Diego is a VERY engaging and knowledgeable guide. He explained many things about living in Equador, its people, schools, housing, immigration issues and the topography of the country. It gave us a knowledge base to ask questions of other guides.
    It’s a LONG trip (2.5-3 hours) to the highlands with a dramatic change in vegetation.
    The 1st stop was the Hummingbirds. It would’ve been nice if there was a larger viewing area and more time.
    You have a number of “adventure” options at Mindo. Most of our party choose zip lining and enjoyed it. We took the coffee plantation tour. We learned about the LONG process, got to harvest beans, crushed them, roasted and made coffee. It was STRONG but excellent! Take insect repellent!
    Then you take a long “chairlift” ride over the rain forest canopy. There’s really not a lot to see other than large stands of bamboo.
    Lunch is at a local restaurant that also makes chocolate. Learning the process and detail necessary to create quality was an awakening. We found it interesting. The guides are terrific. You get to taste the end product. Chocolate “tea” was a surprise as it’s excellent.
    If you’re expecting to see birds, other than hummingbirds, you will be disappointed. Our understanding is you need to be there early in the morning and take a dedicated “birding” adventure. They hype this as the habitat of 300 birds, but on this trip you won’t see them.
    This was the 2nd best of the 4 day trips we took. Thank you Latin Adventures!
    Written 12 August 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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