Hacienda La Cienega
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHacienda La Cienega Cotopaxi
Rooms are a little tired and cold - but an experience nevertheless!
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Our hosts for the next few days, Angela and Jamie meet us at 08:30 at the hotel to start our two-day trip along the Avenue of Volcanos. Angela is from Ecuador and Jamie is from Toronto. They have been offering tours out of Quito for five years. We have hired them for the remainder of our trip and we are very happy we did - they are very …
... and him being unsure he decided it was a good idea I stay put while he goes and explores, nervous of the rath he would cop if this scramble up this hill led to no where. Alex soon returned and confirmed the trail was up ahead. We made it back on the trail and walked another 45 minutes and arrived at Isinlivi. Having not looked into accommodation options though knowing there was accommodation available Alex turns to me and says what do think the accommodation will be ...
... familiy into this art. We end up the Quilotoa volcano where we decide to spend the night at the craterlake, 1 KM down. The lake is one of the visual highlights of this trip. We get there by six only to discover then, that the beds in the lodge are crawling with bedbugs. That is an absolute no. So, although it is getting dark, we decide to return to the village, guessing it will be a one and a half hour climb back. The ...
... when we were there due to many little earthquakes recently and we were told that potentially the volcano could errupt. This hike was not so difficult but we had to trek across snow and the altitude affected some people. Hilariously on our way back down we met hundreds of secondary school students who wanted to be in photos with us which was funny. We mountain bikes back down Cotopaxi and to recover we spent the evening in the jacuzzi over looking the national park before our bus to ...
... of the trail is better than many of the local sidewalks. First we pass gardens profuse with leafy green vegetables, cabbages and flowers. Next are pastures with llamas (alpacas the Germans thought – is there such an animal, I thought alpaca was the wool from llamas?). I look up at hillsides that are a green that shines even though the clouds are thick and the sun is not to be seen. Up, up we go closer to 11,000 feet. I am feeling very good. The altitude ...