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Take on an ice-clad volcano!
Full instruction given and safety paramount as you climb with our expert, qualified guides.
Incredible views over Ecuador's valley of the volcanoes.
Life-affirming adventure holiday, with sense of achievement guaranteed!
I managed to summit all the peaks and had a wonderful time!
I've got to say the highlight of my time climbing in the Avenue of Volcanoes was reaching the summit of Cayambe.
Our guide was excellent - light hearted, funny, personable - and the overall experience of the trip was great. I felt good being able to work with my guides and help sustain their ability to pursue their passion for climbing.
C. Stephens, Cayambe
Climb Pichincha, 4,794m, Quito Hotel. (L)
Hike to Ilinizas Refuge, 4,700m, Refuge (B,L,D)
Climb Ilinizas North, 5,100m, Hacienda La Estacion (B,L)
Drive to Cayambe, visit Equator, Cayambe Refuge (B,L,D)
Glacier school, rest, Refuge (B,L,D)
Summit day Cayambe, 5,790m. Return to Quito, Hotel (B,L)
Hostals and basic mountain refuges, experienced mountain guides, some technical climbing equipment (Harness, ropes, helmet, crampons, ice axe, mountain boots), meals as listed (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
Flights (we can look for these), insurance, personal additional climbing gear, tips
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $975 / £780 per person
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $2,600 / £2,080 per person
Dates: From February 2019 to December 2020
Duration: 13 days
Prices From $700 / £560 per person
Duration: 2 days
Prices From $1,200 / £960 per person
Dates: From May 2020 to October 2020
Duration: 6 days
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2020 price, per person, shared room basis
Based on two people
We can run this tour or variations at any time, ask for prices for larger/ smaller group.
$1,315 / £1,052
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Prices From $1,315 / £1,052 per person
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Safe and sound back in the UK, sadly back at work but it was a great trip. The weather was good to us and we had fantastic views from most of the summits. A fantastic experience that I would happily recommend to anyone interested and has left me with a taste for more. We were also lucky to catch the end of Carnival with the end of our trip which was an unsuspected bonus! I would like to make a special mention of our guide Wilson, who did a great job of looking after us and keeping us entertained. He really went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we could want and again would recommend his skills, experience and company to anyone interested in walking in Ecuador. Many thanks
M. Ackroyd UK, 2010
» Chimborazo & Cotopaxi Climb
It was indeed a great trip. I can probably speak for all of us when I say we all enjoyed the trip. The glacier school sessions were fun and useful – both guides started off with the very basics of walking in crampons and we progressed to the point of front-pointing up some ice walls on the Cayambe glacier with a top rope. Hotel accommodation was in the main of a high standard. We particularly appreciated the fine hotel in Riobamba (Abraspungo) where we spent 2 nights and the Tambopaxi hostel at the foot of Cotopaxi in the national park.
S. Dearden, France, 2013
» Cotopaxi Climbing Tour
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