Toachi Blanco & Quilotoa Lake 2 Days
Traveling with Rios Ecuador !!!
Rafting the Long Run “Toachi and Blanco Rivers” and visit the Emerald Lagoon is the perfect combination of the adventure lovers. The first day you will paddle in The Toachi and Blanco rivers these are a blast for experienced rafters and have proved to be the beginning of a whitewater addiction for thousands of first-timers. The second day you will be surprised with this lake inside of a 3 kilometres (2 mi)-wide. Located 66 kilometers south of the city of the Latacunga in the Ecological Reserve the Ilinizas. In this place you will have the opportunity of hike and paddle in one of the best places of Ecuador
What to bring
For off the river:
Long Run . Toachi & Blanco Rivers (Class III – III+)
The Ríos Toachi and Blanco are a fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador. Flowing off the coastal side of the Andes they have some of the longest navigable sections of whitewater in the country. Combine this with the sights and sounds of the forest environment we pass through and you are guaranteed a day to remember.
The day starts when we pick you up from your hotel or from our Meeting Point .We travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. The trip will take about 3 hours.
Before setting off we will fit you with life jackets and helmets, give you a comprehensive safety briefing and train each crew in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river. Once on the river you can expect both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquility of drifting silently through tropical rainforests. So while you’re guaranteed to get wet you’ll also have the opportunity to be absorbed by the sounds of the forest and to see wildlife up close from our mobile “viewing platform”. Rafting time approx. 3½ hrs
During the trip we’ll stop by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits and served with soft drinks, juice and water. Our next stop will be at our hotel to be ready for our next adventure. Accommodation in Chuquiragua Lodge or similar, Meals L, D
Trekking and Kayaking in The Emerald Lagoon
Quilotoa is located 66 kilometers south of the city of the Latacunga.
The 3 kilometres (2 mi)-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic VEI-6 eruption about 800 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean. This full day cultural and adventure tour begins with a visit to local indigenous market at either Saquisilli (Thursdays only) or Pujili (Sundays only).
After a tasty breakfast we will pack our stuff to start our last adventure. The drive to Laguna Quilotoa – an amazing emerald lagoon inside a volcano crater at the height of approximately 3,800 m – displays a beautiful view of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Zumbahua and many indigenous towns and farmlands. The trip through the villages of the area provide a fantastic chance to see one of the most authentic parts of the country. The area is still home to many indigenous people, who make their living farming the land much as they have for thousands of years. We visit a local indigenous home where you have the opportunity to interact with the locals. After lunch we will descent in to the Lake there you will have time for kayaking (optional). After this unforgettable experience will start our way back to catch the bus and come back to Quito Meals B,L,
(Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time.)