*Not every activity in the photos is included in the price
Our best seller! By far our most popular tour.
We always recommend staying 3 nights as it is the best way to fully experience the Cotopaxi área, but this is a good way to start tasting it
Free private shuttle to the hostel, departing The Secret Garden Quito at 10am daily. If you’re coming from the South (Baños etc) we can also pick you up in Machachi at around 11am. You’ll arrive in time for a welcoming mulled wine by the fire before lunch. In the afternoon, a 2 hour guided trek up throughthe beautiful cloud forest to some spectacular waterfalls. The hostel is surrounded by high altitude orchids and hummingbirds, and you have the option to jump in to the very “refreshing” stream!
A spare day to enjoy as you wish
Take our Cotopaxi National Park tour with a trek up to the climbers refuge at 4800m and a bit of mountain biking, go Horse-riding across spectacular high Andean plains, or just relax in a hammock with a good book. *Tours/Activities on this day are not included in the package deal price –see our website activities page for full details andprices.
FREE -The Pasochoa trek
This extinct volcano last erupted more than 100,000 years ago,well before the last ice age ended. However the fertile soil, remote location, and difficult access mean that it remainsrelatively untouched and is now home to some of the most beautiful and ancient forest in the Andes. Rated one of the best treks in Ecuador, we have our own private trail througha private ecological reserve. We trek through primary cloud forest and across the high Paramograsslands to the summit at 4200m. The mountain is home to Puma, Spectacled Bears, Andean Wolvesand more. These animals are rarely seen, butwe do occasionallysee condors inside the crater. Approx 5 hour return trip with friendly guides, snacks and drinksand a late lunch waiting for you back at the hostel.
Late departure on your last day
You’ll need to check out of you room by 10am, but you are welcome to stay for lunch. Most guests head off at around 3pm.
All meals-great food and plenty of it.
Free use of our Heated Jacuzzi and Sunroom –24/7
Snacks by the fire before dinner, unlimited portions of our famous banana cake, free tea,freshly brewed coffee,drinking water and more.
The prices, per person …
Mixed dorm with fireplace $110 pp
Hobbit Home* $130pp
Private Cabaña* w private bathroom & fireplace $135 pp
Own tent $95pp
(*min 2, max 3 pax. Single Supplement –add 50% to pp price) incl all meals
-Alcohol & Cola (EG Large bottle of beer=$3.25, bottle of pretty good wine=$14)
-Any guided/organised activity on your spare day (EG Cotopaxi Base Camp/ Glacier =$38 +$5 extra for downhill mountain biking ,Horseriding=$35 for 3-4 hours in the saddle. Both tours run most days subject to minimum numbers)
-Transport to your next destination, but wehelp arrange cheap/easy options,EG $5shuttle for the drive to Machachi then public bus to Baños 2 1/2 hrs, Quito 1hr, Quilotoa 2 1/2hrs