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8-day Ecuador volcanoes tour with summits on Illiniza, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo

Join one of our experienced mountain guides for an 8-day adventure that will take you to the summits of several volcanoes in Ecuador, including Illiniza, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

Group

Andes

8 Days

Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy an 8-day expedition on the Avenida de los Volcanes in Ecuador.
  • Climb to several summits, including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.
  • Visit the town of Banos, which is filled with soothing hot springs.

Description

When it comes to seeing, exploring and climbing amazing volcanoes, few places can match the unbelievable Avenida de los Volcanes in Ecuador. Filled with the highest peaks in the country, including the nation’s highest peak: Chimborazo (6,310m), along with other great peaks like Cotopaxi (5,897m), this natural avenue will take your breath away. And, on this 8-day expedition, you will get to climb to the summit of the best peaks in the area.

Our trip will begin in the capital city of Quito. From there we will go to the Pasochoa Peak (4,250m), which you get to climb for acclimatization. Afterwards, we will spend the night in Machachi. On the following day, we will head to the Los Ilinizas Refuge (4,700m), and the day after that, we will climb to the summit of the beautiful Iliniza volcano (5,126m).

For the fourth day of the trip, we will make our way to the Cotopaxi National Park. Once there, we will go to the Jose Ribas Refuge (4,864m), where we will spend the night, and on the following day, we will climb to the summit of the great Cotopaxi Peak. After the ascent we will make our way to the town of Banos, where you can enjoy some soothing hot springs. You will also get to visit the Pailon del Diablo Waterfall.

On the seventh day of the trip, we will go to the Whymper Refuge (5,000m), on the Chimborazo Volcano, and on the following day, we will make the ascent of this incredible peak. Afterwards, we will return to Quito.

A varied, exciting and unforgettable trip, this 8-day expedition will show you a great deal of the natural beauty of Ecuador. To join us on this adventure, please send a request.

Would you like to climb to the summit of one of the most beautiful peaks in Mexico? Then join us on this full-day ascent of the Nevado de Toluca, via the Cañada del Oso.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1390 Each

Group of 2

USD 1360 Each

Group of 3

USD 1355 Each

Group of 4

USD 1360 Each

Group of 5

USD 1360 Each

Group of 6

USD 1360 Each

Group of 7

USD 1360 Each

Group of 8

USD 1360 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include drinks and personal expenses, permit and entrance fees, nights in the refuges, sleeping bag and personal insurance.


Itinerary

Day 1: VOLCAN PASOCHOA - MACHACHI

Day 2: REFUGE OF LOS ILINIZAS

Day 3: VOLCAN ILINIZA NORTE

Day 4: COTOPAXI REFUGE

Day 5: VOLCAN COTOPAXI - BAÑOS

Day 6: BAÑOS

Day 7: CHIMBORAZO ASCENSE 6310M

Day 8: CHIMBORAZO - QUITO

 

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Details

Accommodation

Various refuges

Meeting point

Quito

About the guide

We are a team of experienced and qualified guides based in Mexico, offering adventure tourism tours in the central region of the country. We promote the sustainable development of the local communities we visit, together with respect for the environment.

We offer a personalized service and look to provide our clients with an enjoyable, safe and harmonious experience. Contact us and we will take you on an unforgettable adventure!

Languages

English

Residence

Mexico


What people are saying about México Travesías

Tony Gomez

5.00

November, 2022

very smooth process online and the guide, Carlos, was EXCEPTIONAL! Amazing service and amazing mountains. Very accommodating for certain changes within our schedule.

Valentin Fischer

5.00

November, 2022

It was awesome one of the best experiences so far. The guide was amazing. I had a great time, even though it was exhausting. The only negative thing was that the rental of the few things i needed was a bit expensive.

Yann Tanini

5.00

November, 2022

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Richard Cristina

5.00

November, 2022

We had a good hike. It was a nice area. There was a lot of cloud so unfortunately we didn’t really see the volcanoes. Our guide was helpful and friendly. There was some confusion as to where we would be picked up from however we resolved that.

Zak D

5.00

July, 2022

My guide Bernardo was fantastic and super helpful and experienced and friendly. They were also able to provide me vegetarian food, and a sleeping bag. I have particularly large feet (US size 14-15 in sneakers), which means that the ordinary krampons didn’t fit my boots( (US size 13). But they worked to find me some krampons that would fit me in time. I share this as testimony for their good service but also as an advice to give your guide a headsup if your feet are also particularly large. I did not make it to the top, but only becauae i was gassed (out of energy). The aclimitization and pace were good. It was a challenge for me to do so much hiking in the cold and dark hours of the morning before sunrise. But even though i didn’t make the summit, i accomplished a lot and set personal records and had a very unique experience with unbelievable views. And the guide and company were very helpful always.

Richard Asselin

5.00

May, 2022

Great trip! If you get bored sitting on a beach for days on end, this provides excitement, adventure and accomplishment.

Robert Ulph

3.00

January, 2022

The guides on Malinche and Orizaba were very good. But there was a big problem on Iztaccihuatl. I said to each of the guides that I had there that I wasn't bothered about seeing the sunrise from the top, and would it be possible to start a bit later than the usual 1am? They both agreed that it was, one saying that the reason for leaving so early was that normally they needed to take clients back to Mexico City after the climb, and in my case that wasn't necessary as I would stay at the visitor's centre. So in the end we left the visitor's centre at 4:30am. When we got to a foresummit of Iztaccihuatl at 11am, my guide said that we had left very late, and would have to turn back. So we never reached the top, to my great annoyance. In retrospect the best option would have been to have spent one night at the refuge at 4700m before going to the top, but this was never really offered as a possibility.

Alicia Henry

5.00

December, 2021

I love Carlos and the team! We ended up changing our itinerary to 3 mountains in 8 days and had a great experience. I will recommend Carlos and his wonderful hospitality and working with logistics anytime!

Jeffrey Gaughan

5.00

November, 2021

The incredible human being known as Bernardo aka Bernie will be your guide for this once in a lifetime experience and I promise you it will be one of the best decisions you ever make! Myself and 2 other friends did this 8 day hiking tour and Bernie was the perfect guide - not only did he sort out 100% of the logistics for this trip (food, lodging, extra equipment that we didn't have, driving to and from each mountain, etc) he was extremely flexible when a couple of us got food poisoning (not his fault) and had to re-arrange certain dates. He knows the area really well and obviously can climb these mountains in his sleep so he was able to help us navigate any headaches or high altitude issues and he even ran to the store for us to pick up some paracetamol and pepto bismol one day. The mountains are difficult but the itinerary that Bernie has provided means you have the best possible chance at summiting all 3 peaks. Highly recommend this tour and thank you Bernie for an excellent experience in Mexico!

Gleb Kobanenko

5.00

May, 2021

It was a really unforgettable experience! Personal thanks to our guide, Raul, for interesting stories, tasty food in the shelter and support! But you need to be sure that you are in a good physical condition. Unfortunately due to circumstances we did not make it to the peak of Orizaba and reached only the glacier, but such length was perfect for acclimatization as we nearly did not feel mountain sickness. Also guys from the agency forgot to put the sleeping bags as we discussed, but Raul solved this problem at the mountain by giving his own sleeping bag to my wife and organizing two more bags delivery from the campus next day.

Jessica Tseng

5.00

September, 2019

Bernardo was so nice and made sure that we were all safe and sound at all time. The taco place we went afterwards were so good. I had a wonderful trip that day and will definitely recommend it to everyone! Thank you!




 

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