Trekking and climbing tours have been a specialty of Surtrek for the past 25 years. With us, you can hike the tongue-twisting Carihuayrazo Mountain, trekking through quintessential Andean landscapes spotted with llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas. For the even more adventurous, hiking the foothills of the El Altar Volcano requires a half-day drive from Quito before your gear is loaded on pack-mule and you head out on an unforgettable adventure.
Then too, our week-long trekking tour through the northern Ecuadorian highlands will take you through colorful indigenous markets, past remarkable waterfalls, over spectacular mountain passes, and up and around Andean plateaus! Check out our list of Ecuador hiking and trekking tour options and contact us for more information or to reserve a spot!
Ecuadorian Andes, Otavalo, Cotacachi, Cuicocha, Waterfall, Indigenous Commu
Ecuadorian Andes, Camping, El Altar’s Crater, Avenue of the Volcanoes
Ecuadorian Andes, Avenue of the Volcanoes, Abraspungo Valley, Tungurahua Vo
Best Time to Experience Ecuadorian Trekking
We at Surtrek recommend traveling to the Ecuadorian highlands during the main dry season, which extends from June through September. During these months, the days are typically bright, clear, sunny and warm all day long.
In addition, note that we often have a few warmer and drier weeks in December and early January, which fortunately coincide with Christmas and New Year’s.
October to May should be avoided, as this is the rainy season.
What You’ll Experience on a Trekking Vacation in Ecuador
One step at a time, explore Ecuadorian highland trails backdropped by magnificent snow-capped volcanoes, stunning river valleys, and rapidly disappearing cloud forests. The trails themselves evidence plenty of wildlife – from condors, wild horses and Andean fox, to subline orchids and bromeliads. On these trekking adventures, make contact with remote indigenous communities, learning ancestral traditions, and experiencing new sights, sounds, flavors.
For all of this, Surtrek’s experienced, certified and professionally trained trekking guides promise you the ultimate eco-adventure hiking experience. These guides — in coordination with the in-house Operations staff at Surtrek — will skillfully handle every detail of even the most complex itinerary, allowing you to focus on enjoying your adventure.
For trips to Ecuador, we carefully choose accommodations in small distinctive hotels, character-rich colonial haciendas, and eco-lodges – depending on the area you’ll trek and your preference.
Getting to Ecuador
Arriving at Quito’s new Mariscal Sucre International Airport just outside of Quito, you will be met by a Surtrek representative and driven to your upmarket hotel, colonial hacienda or lodge. When you head out on your hike, you will continually be accompanied by an experienced Surtrek trekking guide and privately driven to and from your respective trail routes.
Why Go Trekking with Surtrek?
With over 25 years of introducing adventurous travelers to authentic, tailor-made luxury travel experiences across South America, Surtrek is adept at offering some of the best and most complete tour services on a trekking trip in Ecuador.
With our experienced travel team of 25 members strong — including native speakers of five different languages — we will work one-on-one with you to custom-design an Ecuadorian Trekking tour that perfectly suits your particular interests and needs.
Interested in more information about any particular South American destination or trip?
Simply let us know your interests or question, and one of our travel experts will be more than happy to assist you — at no charge, of course!