Chimborazo Volcano Tour

Chimborazo is the ideal place to practice climbing. Offers history, traditions, crafts and other natural resources such as lakes and moors that make up its natural context, resulting in an infinite range of landscapes, enclosed in large and small valleys. Located in the central Andes, 150 km southwest of Quito

Data of interest

  • 1 person:$ 295 USD
  • 2 people:$ 305 USD
  • 3 people or more:$ 90 USD per person
  • Children 6 to 12 years:Not recommended
  • VIP Upgrade:$ USD
  • Departs from:Hotel in Quito
  • Duration:2 days
  • Departure time:08:00
  • Guidance:Included
  • Private transportation:Included
  • Accommodations:Not included
  • Food:Not included
  • Drinks:Not included
  • Museum tickets:Not included
  • Park tickets:Not included
  • Travel Insurance:Not included



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Day 1

We left Quito at 8:00 am, went through major cities like Latacunga, Salcedo and Ambato, until you reach the base of the volcano Chimborazo, where we expect the mountain horses to start a four-hour ride up the flanks of the volcano between spectacular scenery, a dirt path by the very particular ecosystem Andean plateau to reach the first shelter located at 4800 meters above sea level. Here we will enjoy a delicious local cheese, bread, fresh fruit and coffee.

After lunch we will continue our ride on the Andean plateau has a spectacular view of majestic snowcapped Chimborazo that appears in all its splendor. In the afternoon arrive at the mountain retreat located at an altitude of 4000 meters Totorilla Valley, on the southern flank of Chimborazo, where where we will rest and recover after an active day.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, we started a walk on the road to the Yungas, used for millennia as a mountain pass between the coast and the mountains to fetch and carry staples like salt and corn. It was later used by the Incas in the colony as a royal road Humboldt in 1802 and Simón Bolívar while traveling from Quito to Guayaquil. Continue by the side of the volcano, to a dry puna ecosystem into a small forest of paper or tree polylepis. We take a break for lunch.

Continuing then with a decrease in vehicle on the flanks of the Chimborazo to observe the slender vicuna, llamas and alpacas that graze freely throughout the area, to the refuge and we will go to the Pan American Highway to return to Quito.

It recommended lead

Warm clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and good walking shoes.

Chimborazo Volcano Tour



Chimborazo Volcano Tour, route map


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