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
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Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
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We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $975 / £812 per person
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $2,372 / £1,977 per person
Dates: From February 2019 to December 2020
Duration: 13 days
Prices From $700 / £583 per person
Duration: 2 days
Prices From $1,200 / £1,000 per person
Dates: From May 2020 to October 2020
Duration: 6 days
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2019 price, per person, shared tent basis
Based on two people
Shorter/longer climbs possible
Price reduces as more join
$1,315 / £1,096
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Prices From $1,315 / £1,096 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
Want to know what and where to eat in the Galapagos Islands?
11th October, 2019 11:42 am
Eating out choices in the Galapagos Islands have blossomed, with many new bars, cafes and restaurants opening in recent years, as hotel-based holidays have become more popular. Top-end dining has truly yet to arrive at the Galapagos Islands due to its remote location and difficulty in importing ingredients. However, the three main islands, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela, offer a wide range of restaurants. They suit almost every budget and cater for most dietary requirements, from vegan to vegetarian, gluten-free and more. What you will find is Ecuadorian and international cuisine featuring a lot of fish, rice, vegetables …
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