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
Arrive Quito, transfer airport to hotel
Free day Quito, hotel (B)
Pasochoa volcano hike (4,199m), return to Quito, hotel (B,L)
Pichincha volcano hike (4,794m), return to Quito, hotel (B,L)
Drive to Illiniza, bike to Illiniza North Refugio (4,600m) (B,L,D)
Summit Illiniza North (5,125m), hotel in Cotopaxi National Park (B,L)
Glacier school on Cotopaxi (4,800m). Return to hotel (B,L)
Glacier school, sleep at Cotopaxi refuge (B,L,D)
Cotopaxi summit (5,897m), return to Latacunga hotel (B,L)
Rest day, transfer to La Ciénega, hotel (B,L)
Drive to Chimborazo refuge (4,800m) (B,L,D)
Climb Chimborazo (6,310m), return to Quito, hotel (B,L)
Transfer out, tour ends (B)
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
Meals not listed, insurance, flights (we can look for these), personal kit not listed above, tips, personal expenses, alcoholic or soft drinks
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $4,900 / £3,951 per person
Dates: From February 2018 to February 2019
Duration: 20 days
Capacity: 12 people
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What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $975 / £786 per person
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
Prices From $1,315 / £1,060 per person
Dates: From February 2019 to December 2020
Duration: 6 days
Prices From $726 / £585 per person
Duration: 3 days
Prices From $1,100 / £887 per person
Dates: From May 2019 to October 2019
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2019 price, per person, shared room basis
Shorter/longer treks possible
Based on minimum of two people
Single supplement applies
$2,372 / £1,913
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Prices From $2,372 / £1,913 per person
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A. Fotti , Italy, 2010
» Chimborazo & Cotopaxi Climb
I had such a wonderful time in Ecuador, definitely an experience I will never forget. Im really glad I included Pasachoa at the start to help with acclimatization.. it was so beautiful as well. All the info, help and assistance I received prior to booking and the actual booking of the trip was so easy it was awesome (thanks Kat). The itself trip was so well organised, the accommodation and the food was excellent. The knowledge, experience and kindness of the guides was exceptional. Ojjo and hokien the guides I had are amazing human beings, they are so good at what they do and made me feel safe at all times even when I was scared to death. The highlight of my trip is hard to pick, it would have to be illinaza cause the refuge and the climb to the summit was the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.
S. McGregor, Australia, 2012
» Climb Cotopaxi Tour
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