CAYAMBE VOLCANO DAY TOUR
The Cayambe Volcano day tour gives guests the rare opportunity of standing near a glacier on the Equator! Your private tour departs at Quito at 7 am for the town of Cayambe. From here we transfer to four wheel for the drive to the Oleas Berge refuge at 4 600 m. The drive is enjoyable and you may be able to see Cayambe Volcano over green farmlands and grazing alpacas. After arriving at the refuge, you can take a short hike to the Glaciar Hermoso (or Beautiful Glacier). Here you will see the incredible shapes and ice towers formed by the glacier as it flows down the volcano. Enjoy hot coca tea and lunch at the refuge before returning to the Quito. Maximum hiking altitude is 4 650 m.
Price per person
Private vehicle transport
Four wheel drive transport to refuge
National Park entrance fees
Lunch (Lunch at refuge costs around $8)
Personal hydration (bring 1-2 liters of water/energy drinks)
Each guest must please bring their passport.
It is compulsory for guests to have personal medical aid & travel insurance.
Please inform us of any current medical issues.
This tour is NOT recommended for travelers with heart, lung or back problems.
Travelers should have moderate physical fitness.
We regret no children under the age of 12 years.
Acclimatization: You will be hiking at 4600 m in the Andes. Ensure you have spent at least 3 days in Quito before joining this day tour. If you have any doubts or concerns, please contact us.
Departure point: Your hotel in Quito
Time of departure: 07h30
Return point: Your hotel in Quito
Approximate return time: 18h30
Long trousers and long sleeve shirt or base layer top (we do not recommend shorts or denim trousers)
Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
Bring with you:
Thick fleece or down jacket
Hat or cap
Buff or scarf
Gloves and beanie
Additional items to bring:
Copy of your passport
Sun protection cream
1-2 liters of water/energy drinks
Small day backpack (15 liters)