our current 3 day/2 night Package Deal includes:
Free private shuttle to the hostel, departing The Secret Garden Quito at 10am daily. If you’re coming from the South (Baños, etc) we can also pick you up in Machachi at around 11am. You’ll arrive in time for a welcoming mulled wine by the fire before lunch. In the afternoon, a 2 hour guided trek up through the beautiful cloud forest to some spectacular waterfalls. The hostel is surrounded by high altitude orchids and hummingbirds, and you have the option to jump in to the very “refreshing” stream!
All meals – great food and plenty of it. Snacks by the fire before dinner, unlimited portions of our famous banana cake, free tea, freshly brewed coffee, drinking water and more.
Free use of our Heated Jacuzzi and Sunroom – 24/7
FREE – The Pasochoa trek This extinct volcano last erupted more than 100,000 years ago, well before the last ice age ended. However the fertile soil, remote location, and difficult access mean that it remains relatively untouched and is now home to some of the most beautiful and ancient forest in the Andes. Rated one of the best treks in Ecuador, we have our own private trail through a private ecological reserve. We trek through primary cloud forest and across the high Paramo grasslands to the summit at 4200m. The mountain is home to Puma, Spectacled Bears, Andean Wolves and more. These animals are rarely seen, but we do occasionally see condors inside the crater. Approx. 5 hour return trip with friendly guides, snacks and drinks and a late lunch waiting for you back at the hostel.
A spare day to enjoy as you wish Take our Cotopaxi National Park tour with a trek up to the climbers refuge at 4800m and glacier at over 5000m (conditions permitting) with optional mountain biking back down the volcano, go Horse-riding across spectacular high Andean plains, or just relax in a hammock with a good book. *Tours/Activities on this day are not included in the package deal price – see our Activities & Adventure Page for full details and prices.
Late departure on your last day You’ll need to check out of you room by 10am, but you are welcome to stay for lunch. Most guests head off at around 3pm.
No-one wants to feel like they’re at School Camp! You have the flexibility to choose which activities you do each day. One recommendation though, is to try to make your spare day the middle day, and do the free Pasochoa trek on your last day. Why? Because most of our elective activities (Cotopaxi day trip, horseriding etc) have minimum and maximum numbers. If we can’t get you on your chosen activity on the middle day, then we can almost 100% guarantee it for your last day.
All of our activities (except the first afternoon forest/waterfall hike) leave at about 8.15 am and return by about 1.30 pm. It is extremely rare that it rains in the morning, so you get the best weather, and will be back in time to reach your next destination later that day.
the prices, per person … 3 day/2 night deal add an extra night (includes all meals)
Dorm w fireplace /Playhouse* /Tent Cabin*/Bird house* $95 pp $40 pp
Hobbit Home * $115 pp $50 pp
Private Cabaña* w private bathroom & fireplace $120 pp $55 pp
Hill House* w private bathroom & fireplace $145 pp $62.50 pp
(*min 2, max 3 pax. Single Supplement – add 50% to pp price)
What’s not included: