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Embark on an extraordinary Andean journey from Quito to Guayaquil, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes that Ecuador has to offer.

Ecuador

5 days, 4 nights

Activity level: Dynamic Challenge (Advanced)

Running experience

From $2,149 USD

Ranging daily from 10 to 16km

Discover the world through running

We look for new perspectives within cultures and communities in remote places that exist outside of modern societal structures which are focused only in progress and gains.

Your Adventure Itinerary

On this first day, we will arrive at Quito’s international airport. In the evening, we will gather for our welcome dinner. After that, we’ll proceed to check-in and rest at downtown Quito.

Accomodation: Downtown Quito hotel rooms with a capacity for two people.

Dinner: included

We’ll kickstart the day with an early meditation session while taking in the mountain range view. After that, get ready for an invigorating run through Cotopaxi National Park as we head to the Rumiñahui Trail.


In the evening, we’ll delight in a calming sunset yoga session at the stunning lodge, while taking in the spectacular view of the mountain range and the lake. We’ll then unwind and rest within the tranquility of Cotopaxi National Park.


Accomodation: Tambopaxi Ecolodge in comfortable triple-person capacity rooms with views of Cotopaxi National  Park

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

On the third day, our journey takes us south towards the Chimborazo peak, a remarkable location that stands as the farthest point on Earth from its center. Amidst this breathtaking setting, we’ll embark on a 10 km run through the awe-inspiring Machay Temple area, situated at a staggering altitude of 4,700 meters above sea level. 


After our run, there’s also the exciting possibility of exploring the Machay Caves. The night will be spent in Chimborazo, making for a truly memorable experience.


Accomodation: Chimborazo Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

We start the day early, transferring to Ingapirca, a destination renowned for its historical significance. Here, we will have the opportunity to explore an exceptional network of trails that offer unique vistas along the Inca Trail. As the day transitions to evening, indulge in an off-grid and sacred temazcal ceremony, an experience that truly connects with the spiritual essence of the surroundings.

 

Accommodation: Ingapirca Hostelry – Rest in rustic yet beautiful shared cabins with spectacular views.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

In the morning, we will have some free roam around and explore the fascinating Ingapirca ruins, soaking in their historical richness and allure.

Around noon, we will shuttle directly from Ingapirca to Guayaquil Airport, where we are set to arrive by 16:00 hrs.


Departure Time: Shuttles provided by Aire Libre will depart at 12:00 to Guayaquil.

Breakfast: Included

Our team

Who to follow

Our Host

Juan José Andrade: a climber, mountaineer, and trail runner with over 15 years of experience, Juan José has always centered his life around the mountains. He firmly believes that being in touch with nature reconnects us with our true essence and brings us back to a sense of home. 

 

Originally hailing from Cuenca, the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes known as Pumapungo in Inca times, he is deeply connected to the region. His motivation lies in sharing transformative experiences through nature, firmly believing that there is much to learn and gain from the wisdom of our ancestors’ worldview. 

 

He holds a strong belief in the power of collaborative efforts with native communities, seeing it as a path towards sustainable development. 

As an eternal walker and learner, he continuously seeks growth and understanding through their experiences in nature. 

You can find him on Instagram at @juanjoandradem

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Embark on an extraordinary Andean adventure from Quito to Guayaquil, immersing yourself in Ecuador’s breathtaking landscapes. Experience breathtaking trail runs through Cotopaxi National Park, enhanced by moments of meditation and yoga amidst awe-inspiring views. Uncover the historical depth of Ingapirca’s trails and the mysteries concealed within Machay Caves. Participate in an off-grid temazcal ceremony to forge a profound spiritual connection with nature. Join us for an unforgettable journey that explores Ecuador’s wonders.

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Ecuador

Experience the enchanting fusion of Ecuador’s natural wonders and spiritual exploration on this captivating trail running retreat. Join us for an unforgettable journey that will nurture your body, mind, and soul amidst stunning landscapes.

Indulge in accommodations at the top-rated local villas and eco-lodges located in every town on our itinerary. These lodgings are characterized by their local authenticity, comfort, and coziness, ensuring a truly immersive experience. They feature shared rooms with the option of double occupancy (whenever possible), and each room is equipped with a private bathroom for your convenience.

 

Please refer to the itinerary for detailed information about the capacity available for accommodations on each night of the trip.

In the Andean region of Ecuador during July, you’ll experience the cool and relatively dry winter season. Daytime temperatures range from 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F), creating a comfortable atmosphere for outdoor activities. While the sun often graces the skies, there’s also the possibility of overcast days and occasional short rain showers.

 

Despite the cooler climate, the Andean landscapes retain their stunning beauty, offering a mix of misty mornings and cozy evenings for a unique and memorable experience.

INCLUDED

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.
  • Specially designed trails along the magical landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andean Region.
  • Carefully curated culinary experiences.
    *We can accommodate all dietary preferences.
  • Exclusively designed yoga and meditation sessions.
  • All meals and accommodations for the duration of the experience.
  • Knowledgeable and professional local guides.
  • Aire Libre & partner brands merchandise.
  • Complimentary La Familia Global Community Membership ($ 25 USD value)
  • Dedicated sports and action photographer to capture your moments.

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare for your inbound and outbound flights to Ecuador
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend securing personal travel insurance for your peace of mind.
  • Alcoholic beverages and any additional meals beyond the provided ones
  • Currently, Ecuador’s International Borders remain open.
    A valid passport is requiered for entry.
  • Entry requirements may vary depending on your home country.
  • Foreigners might be required to present a return ticket.
  • Yellow fever is common. We recommend getting vaccinated before traveling. 

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