Monday, 24 September 2018 21:50
Keriann DohertyWritten by Adventure Journeys
Hiking the Quilotoa Loop, playing soccer with the locals, running downhill to the Crater Lake (optional) and jumping into the water will be forever ingrained in my memory.
Our guide, Christian, taught us about the volcanoes, crops, animals and culture of Ecuador with a hands on approach. His passion for travel, learning, fitness and fun was inspiring to be around. Jose took us to the different villages and welcomed us after each strenuous hike with a fantastic picnic and a smile. I’m still dreaming about his guac:). Our first full day, we trekked Cotopaxi, reaching 16,000 ft. Each hike presented different challenges and left us each breathless (literally and figuratively). AJ accommodates many different levels and our group encouraged each other to make each hike their own, while supporting one another. Several of us couldn’t get enough and extended our trip by a day to Mindo. We visited Pululahua, an Inca populated crater. Then we went rappelling down a waterfall, shopped, took a cable car through the forest, did a waterfall hike and touched the Equator line. The “Ecuador Trekking the Avenue of Volcanoes” well exceeded my expectations and I’m forever grateful for the experience!
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