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Hacienda to hacienda hike - escellent

We booked the hacienda to hacienda hike several months before our February 2020 trip. Javier was... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2020
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Cotopaxi Climb

Andeanface did a great job helping me with my goal of summiting Cotopaxi. Javier did a great job... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2015

I've lived just outside of Quito for almost 3 years. I have climbed with 4 different guides from Andeanface.... Corazon, Cotopaxi, Cayambe, Illiniza Sur and Chimborazo. They are the BEST.....meticulous ....top professionals.
There are many guiding companies in Quito.....don't mess around to save a few bucks. These are the guys who top climbers look to when they need some quick high altitude training, heading right off to the Himalaya afterwards.

Steve Tober, Calgary Canada

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed January 13, 2015

I'd highly recommend Andean Face if you are considering an adventure holiday in Ecudaor. Javier and my guide were very accomodating as I encountered some personal issues during my stay. The hotel and transportation that was arranged was very good and all communications between myself and Javier were clear and timely. The guide was also top notch - very experienced and spoke excellent English.

I intend to use Andean Face again this year to achieve my goal of summiting Cotopaxi, with a longer stay to aclimatize fully. One of the things I learned about climbing in Ecuador is that physical conditioning is key and acclimatization are key...and are different for everyone. Unfortunatley, I should have trained more before attempting this mountaineering training. Ensure you follow a rigourous training program before travelling to Ecuador. It will make the experience all the more enjoyable.

Rene R
Baffin Island, Canada

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a great time. It was quite an adventure. Illiniza was my favorite trek. Cotopaxi was much harder than I imagined. I wish I would have understood how challenging it was. However, sometimes we need to try something prior to really understanding how to train/ prepare. I am taking some mountaineering classes next month and am doubling my training so I can re-attempt Cotopaxi in the future. Regarding the excursion, I thought it was very well planned, we enjoyed the haciendas and the service was excellent. Finally and most importantly we had wonderful guides.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Ximena P
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Reviewed January 5, 2015

My friend and I wanted to climb Cotopaxi very last minute. Andean Face made all the arrangements to make it happen last minute. The hotels we were put up in were great and met/exceeded in some cases all expectations. Great stuff. Javier, the owner of the company, was extremely helpful and the guide we were assigned spoke great English and was a delight to climb with. Nothing to complain about. It was very well planned, easy, no hassle, and all at a great cost!!!

Highly Recommended!!! :D

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Nelson D
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Reviewed December 23, 2014

I used AndeanFace for a 16 day mountaineering tour including Pasachoa, Ruccu Pichincha, Corazon, ilinizas norte, Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Chimborazo. I was very pleased with my experience. My guides Marco and Diego Castillo were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and focused on safety, which was great. Summitting Cotopaxi and Cayambe have been some of the best mountain experiences of my life, and I am very thankful for this organization to have made it happen.

I would not hesitate to recommend it to others who want to do some mountaineering in Ecuador. When I come back to Ecuador and want to try other mountains, I would be happy to use their services again.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Pierre Etienne B
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