• Climb the two biggest volcanoes in Ecuador - Chimborazo and Cotopaxi.

  • Open to all levels - challenge yourself to a life-changing holiday.

  • Expert, qualified professional English-speaking guides show you the ropes.

  • Some of the most beautiful views in all of South America await.

The high points included reaching the tops of the volcanoes (pun not intended), but also included ice climbing during the glacier school.

The hostel was excellent (with very friendly staff), as was the hotel in Riobamba.

We thought Ramiro is an excellent guide and engages well with the clients. We felt very looked after and felt we benefitted the local communities.

A. Dearden, Volcano climbing

Chimborazo & Cotopaxi Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Quito, transfer airport to hotel

  • Day 2

    Free day Quito, hotel (B)

  • Day 3

    Pasochoa volcano hike (4,199m), return to Quito, hotel (B,L)

  • Day 4

    Pichincha volcano hike (4,794m), return to Quito, hotel (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Drive to Illiniza, hike to Illiniza North Refugio (4,600m) (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Summit Illiniza North (5,125m), hotel in Cotopaxi National Park (B,L)

  • Day 7

    Glacier school on Cotopaxi (4,800m). Return to hotel (B,L)

  • Day 8

    Glacier school, sleep at Cotopaxi refuge (B,L,D)

  • Day 9

    Cotopaxi summit (5,897m), return to Latacunga hotel (B,L)

  • Day 10

    Rest day, transfer to La Ciénega, hotel (B,L)

  • Day 11

    Drive to Chimborazo refuge (4,800m) (B,L,D)

  • Day 12

    Climb Chimborazo (6,310m), return to Quito, hotel (B,L)

  • Day 13

    Transfer out, tour ends (B)

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What's Included?

Transfers, hotels (2-3*), refugios and meals as listed, Bilingual certified Mountain guide (ASEGUIM), Private transportation in Toyota 4x4WD vehicles, refugio and national park entrance fees, ropes and communal climbing kit, plastic boots, crampons, ice axe, harness with karabiner and helmet

What's Not Included?

Meals not listed, insurance, flights (we can look for these), personal kit not listed above, tips, personal expenses, alcoholic or soft drinks

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