Trekking the Andes: get out the tent when it’s still chilly, somewhat disoriented of the beauty that surrounds and welcomes you first morning. You make coffee, and while you hold it, not only warms up your hands but your soul as well. A hummingbird flies nearby, curious, and as a friendly gesture, chirps before flying away. You are not sure if the soothing you suddenly feel, is the coffee or the peaceful landscape that surrounds you. You need nothing else; and are prepared to continue your journey.
Few travel experiences can provide you one of those “OMG moments” like a trek through the paramo. Close to Quito, you can hike up the slopes of four-mile-high snow-capped summits, trek down into the rainforests of the Amazon basin, wander across white-sand coastal beaches, and walk deep into mysterious cloud forests where the heaven meets the earth.
We at SURTREK do not stop there; we like to take our travelers off-road. Our highly qualified local guides will lead you there. Your accommodations will be provided in colonial haciendas, jungle lodges or even camp sites (depending on your preference); and don’t worry, our trips are environmentally sound – designed to actually make a positive impact on the natural environments and local communities that you experience. So rest assured, and once again, continue your journey.
“Everything was wonderful but the highlight by far was the 5 days trekking in the Angamarca region with Marcial. The scenery and culture was astonishing, and Marcial was the perfect guide”