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Our Chimborazo summit tour is an experience of a lifetime. Get ready to reach the farthest/highest point on earth’s surface! At 6,263 m (20,548 ft) high, summiting Chimborazo is no feat, a challenging but highly rewarding experience. Climbing Chimborazo can be attempted all year round, similar to Cotopaxi, the ascent starts before midnight to be back early morning the next day. A proper acclimatization is highly encouraged to avoid altitude sickness, and progressively adapt to this challenging assent. Considering the technical complexity, our chimborazo summit tour complies with all requirements of a credited mountain guide with ASEGUIM certification.

Cotopaxi Summit is arguably the most popular tour for an active volcano in Ecuador, attracting climbers of all walks; all hoping to summit. Although not considered difficult among avid climbers, it is on the technical side of things, where crevasse rescue gear, ice axe, crampons and other gear are required for its ascent. Known as the world’s third highest active volcano, with a nearly perfect conical shape & only 2 hours away from the main capital acknowledges its popularity. An accredited mountain guide is required for those attempting to summit, climbs can be attempted year round, there is no precipitous change in weather where attempting to submit would be discouraged. Climbers reaching the summit are greeted with a 480 crater meters in width, a stunning surrounding landscape, the presence of fumaroles and a faint smell of sulfur and success.

Our Cotopaxi day tour is the perfect way of experiencing the highlands with easy access from the main capital. Cotopaxi has become an iconic stop when visiting Ecuador, clearly visible as a landmark from Quito. Its majestic snowy peaks that can be seen from afar make it an inviting experience from start to finish. Your Cotopaxi day tour starts roughly 50 km south of Quito, it will get you as near as the refuge. For those looking for that extra bit of adventure, an additional 30 minutes will get you to the glaciers. Cotopaxi is among the highest active volcanoes in the world,  with an elevation of 5,897m (19,347 ft) – a quite popular summit many avid climbers try to peak. The Cotopaxi national park is a protected area that provides guest with a glimpse of the volcano and its natural surroundings. Your tour includes viewpoints along the way, a beautiful lagoon and a mild hike to the refuge, all part of your Cotopaxi day tour adventure!

Get to know and explore Colonial Quito full of history and culture. Declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site (City of Quito – 1978 = The best preserved, least altered historic Center in Latin America). The old part of the city is nothing less then impressive, stunning and imposing churches with fine details fill the cobblestone streets at every turn. There is a lot to see and do in the old part of town = Colonial Quito, so if you are keen on starting the tour with a specific church or attraction, your guide will be glad to rearrange your tour. The regular attractions and must see points will be covered such as: the majestic Plaza Grande, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral in the main square followed by the many churches, scenic sites and avenues restored to their former glory.

Otavalo

Categories: Quito, Day Tours, 1 Day, Under $99
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Asmall little town in the north side of the country, only 3 hours away from Quito, Otavalo is a culture rich town surrounded with breathtaking views of volcanoes and Andean slopes, Imbabura,Cotacachi & Mojanda. A town inhabited in its majority by hard working and creative indigenous people, kind and welcoming. Otavalo is well known for its famous handicraft market, it features a huge variety of handmade souvenirs, clothing and jewelry; walking through its streets you will notice how Otavelenos have remained true to their culture to this day. Other attractions you can find in Otavalo are beautiful lagoons, waterfalls, folkloric music and instruments.

 
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