The Volcano is located in the province of Chimborazo in the wildlife reserve that shares the same name, Chimborazo. Beautiful and imposing, the Chimborazo is considered the highest mountain in Ecuador and the closest to the sun, with stunning landscapes that invite us to dream higher. We explore with our professional guide the trails of this imposing volcano.
The altitude of its summit is 6,310 meters above sea level, a nice challenge for mountaineering lovers, however, in our tour, we explore and enjoy up to the 5,100 meters, where there is a mystical lagoon named Condor Cocha, where we can appreciate the flora of páramo and the fauna of this area as the vicuña, a species of camelid. To explore this beautiful volcano, we descend by bicycle for a memorable adventure.
Shared tour: Wednesdays and Sundays guaranteed departure Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time
Tour Schedule (Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time) Schedule
Leave from Palomino Flores Park (Vicente Rocafuerte and Thomás Halflants)
Arrive at the protected area and stop to take picture
Arrive at the first refuge, the Hermanos Carriel, at 4,850 m
Hike up to the second refuge for 45 to 60 min: the Whymper, at 5,000 m
Small rest and walk towards the Condor Cocha Lagoon, at 5,100 m
Walk back to the first refuge
Explanation, descent by bicycle (downhill): take between 60 to 90 min
Arrive at Baños
The package includes Professional bilingual guide, transport to/from Baños, lunch, mountain bike & helmet.
The package excludes: Tips for guide, extra beverages and snacks, personal expenses
Necessary Equipment: – Warm clothing
– Gloves, Scarf, Hat
– Sunglasses, sunscreen
– Cotton pants
– Trekking shoes
– Windbreaker jacket / waterproof pants
– Warm socks
– Water, snacks
Chimborazo has its own micro-climate and the weather in the area is very unpredictable, so please be prepared with warm and waterproof clothes. The tour will leave in any weather.
It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions or dietary requirements you have.
Shared tour: 55 p.p. Wednesdays and Sundays
Registered Guide required in the National Park *It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have. *If you book a day tour with us, get 20% discount at our Hostel in Old Town Quito – Hump Day Hostel We put a lot of effort into organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 48 hours notice in advance by which we would give you a 50% refund. Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice. Please note tips for our guides are not included in the price. If you enjoyed your trip, a tip of around 10% would be greatly appreciated. Tour is operated by third party company.
*Chimborazo National Park shared tour guaranteed departure is on Wednesdays and Sundays
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