Cayambe is a volcano in the Cordillera Central of northern Ecuador. It is the third highest volcano in Ecuador Cotopaxi behind, has an altitude of about 5790 m above sea level. In the vicinity of the volcano, you can see its magnificence and also benefit from the volcanic soil fertility and the excellent water quality, since its surroundings present optimal conditions for agriculture, especially for growing roses in greenhouses.
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We left Quito at 09:00 by the Pan American Highway North, passing through the valley of Guayllabamba, known for its large custard until you reach the city of Cayambe, known for being one of the most important in the production of flowers at world.
From here we turn east towards the volcano, through the entrance of the Cayambe - Coca until Oleas Ruales Refuge to 4600m above sea level, from here you can see and easily access the glacier. Lunch.
In the afternoon we drive to a farm typical of the region, where you can enjoy the history and nature. While walking along the eucalyptus. Horse can also visit pre-Inca ruins of Pucara on top of the Ecuadorian Andes.
In the afternoon return to Quito.
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Warm clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and good walking shoes.