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Latin American Alpine

Quito, Ecuador
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About Latin American Alpine
Latin American Alpine is a tour operator based in the alpine city of Quito, Ecuador. Our private and small group day tours from Quito are designed for the active traveler. We operate all our day tours. Come and join us! Travel in comfort and explore glaciers, volcanoes, lagoons and indigenous markets.
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Tours and Tickets by Latin American Alpine

Private Mojanda Lagoon & Volcan Fuya Fuya Hike

Rejuvenate yourself in this unspoiled alpine sanctuary. This private tour offers travelers the unique experience to hike up an easy 4000m volcano. As you walk upwards, your guide will point out interesting flora and fauna of the region and ensure that you keep a slow pace. From the top of Volcan Fuya Fuya you will be able to see Mojanda lagoon and the surrounding volcanoes on a clear day. Total hiking time is 4-5 hours between 3800m and 4200m above sea level.
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11 to 12 hours
from $112.83

Quito Volcano Summit Hike

Enjoy a day hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha. This volcano can be seen from the center of Quito and is great peak for beginners. You will meet your guide at the teleférico at 08h30. Together you will take a spectacular 20 minute gondola ride on one of the highest aerial lifts in the world. After exiting the teleférico at Cruz Loma (4000m), you set out for the summit of Rucu Pichincha. You will hike through some interesting alpine vegetation called páramo. Along the way your guide can point out some interesting flora and its medicinal uses. After about 4 hours of walking/hiking you will arrive at the summit (4784m). On a clear day you will be able to see Quito and the surrounding volcanoes. Enjoy your box lunch before making your way back to the teleferico. Total hiking time is around 6 hours.
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6 to 8 hours
from $71.80

Private Quito Old Town & Equator Day Tour

Your private Quito tour starts with a hotel pick up. From here you will drive to the true Equator. Here you can take an interactive tour of the Intiñan Museum. A local guide will explain the culture of the indigenous tribes and you can also partake in some fun and interesting equator "experiments". After stopping to view Pululahua volcano, we then drive into Quito for a three course lunch at a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Quito Old Town. Here your guide can share the interesting history of Ecuador while visiting museums, churches and plazas. Later in the afternoon, we will make one last stop at the most famous landmark in Quito, El Panecillo. Here you can enjoy the sunset over Quito north before returning to your hotel.
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7 to 8 hours
from $123.08

Private Cuicocha Lagoon Day Hike

Enjoy the spectacular mountain countryside as you hike around the sacred waters of Cuicocha Lagoon. The five hour hike is straightforward and can be enjoyed by active people who love the outdoors. You will make a full loop of 12km around the lagoon with an average altitude of about 3250m. The tour group is small so you can enjoy an intimate experience as your guide explains the colorful flora and cultural rituals of the area. After the hike, we make a visit to the famous leather town of Cotacachi. Here you can browse the famous "leather street" before returning to Quito. Total hiking time is 5 hours.
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11 to 12 hours
from $143.59

Private Otavalo and Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour

Enjoy a cultural adventure on the Otavalo & Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour. In the morning, you will take a short hike on the crater of the most beautiful lake in Ecuador, Cuicocha Lagoon. Here your guide can explain all about the wild flora and ancient rituals practiced in the area. After a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, you head towards the small town of Peguche, where you can learn about handmade craft techniques still practiced by the Quichua people. Or if you prefer, you can take a short walk to the spectacular 20 m high Peguche waterfalls. Lastly, we travel to the Otavalo market where you can browse Plaza de Ponchos. It will be around 3pm so fairly quiet compared to the mad rush of the morning. Here you will be able to find a few souvenirs. The tour is limited to 3 people so can enjoy a more intimate experience with your guide. This is a private tour, so you can customize it depending on what you want to see or do.
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10 to 11 hours
from $138.47

Experience Incredible Quilotoa - Private Tour

Enjoy a full day, small group day tour to one of the most incredible crater lakes in Ecuador. Quilotoa is a picturesque emerald, green lagoon surrounded by high crater walls. Lunch is excluded. Guests can order lunch at a local restaurant/cafeteria at Laguna de Quilotoa or bring their own box lunch. Transit time to Quilotoa and back to Quito is approximately five and a half hours. We spend around 2 hours exploring the lagoon or one can even rent a kayak for an hour. 1 hour free time for lunch. 2 hours exploring a canyon and a cultural center.
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10 to 11 hours
from $133.34
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Anthony C wrote a review Mar 2020
Snoqualmie, Washington109 contributions20 helpful votes
This was a fantastic experience. Camilo Andrade, my guide for the day, is a consummate professional. He led the way at a comfortable pace, opting for an alternative route for the summit scramble that was both more interesting/challenging, and safer by avoiding traveling below where others could cause rockfall toward us. He carefully monitored the weather and our pace and got us off the top of the mountain well before a thunderstorm started, and then again picked an alternate route that got us off of the exposed ridgeline trail and on to a safer route during the lighning storm. It was a very enjoyable day with Cam and I highly recommend him and Latin American Alpine. While I could have winged it on my own, the lack of local knowledge would have made it far more of a challendge, and potentially dangerous with the afternoon thunderstorm on an exposed ridgeline. Cam's guidance absolutely made the trip a better experience and was well worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MarcJB29, General Manager at Latin American Alpine
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hi Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, Camilo is an awesome mountain guide and we are glad you enjoyed the climb. Well done on reaching the summit of Rucu Pichincha! Safe travels and we hope to see you again. Cheers, Marc
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SAE wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our tour guide Pablo was outstanding.  From the moment he picked us up at our hotel, we asked what sort of things we were looking to do with our limited time in Quito.  He listened to our thoughts, and made some suggestions - for instance, instead of visiting Old Quito, we instead went to some small, local villages to see how people in the area really lived.  We also walked for a bit in the cloud forest and visited a hummingbird sanctuary/small coffee plantation.  Pablo is super knowledgeable and obviously very flexible/accommodating. We loved the center of the world museum - the experiments were really cool.  And lunch overlooking the local volcanic crater was fantastic ... great food and wonderful food.  We highly recommend this tour with Pablo!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MarcJB29, General Manager at Latin American Alpine
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hi Scott. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, Pablo is an wonderful guide and we are glad you enjoyed the day tour in Quito. Safe travels and we hope to see you again. Cheers, Marc
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