Pre-arranged morning transport will take you to the capital town of our canton named Sigchos, also called the “Hanging Garden of the Andes”. On a clear day you’ll see the majestic white peaks of Illinizas from town. The small town of Sigchos is best visited on a Sunday when the normally quiet town converts into a busy local market. You’ll find everything from hats, clothing, pots and pans to vegetable markets where you’ll see over 10 different types of potatoes! There is also a section with local cheese and meat. From Sigchos town it is a stunning 4 hour hike back to the lodge through the beautiful green Toachi canyon passing by local highland villages.

  • This hike can be organized from Isinlivi or from Chugchilan.
  • Ask your accommodation for hiking instructions and transportation.


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Zumbahua Market

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