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ITINERARY EXAMPLE

  • Day 1. Begin ascending Illiniza sur / norte depending on what your guide feels best suits you.

  • Day 2. Summit Illiniza sur / norte.

  • Day 3. Visit the Laguna Quilotoa, (3854m)  the crater lake is a real highlight of the tour that will literally take your breath away! An emerald green laguna inside the crater of an extinct volcano with steep jagged cliffs and views straight down the entire valley of volcanoes. It is possible to trek into the crater to the lake shore (with optional mule ride out for those with tired limbs), and there are also many other fine trekking opportunities in the local area sometimes refered to as the Grand Canyon of Ecuador, as well as a chance to buy local handicrafts. Overnight in a simple hostal in the local village of Quilotoa.

  • Day 4.  Continue taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding areas of Quilotoa (3854m).

  • Day 5. Reach Cotopaxi, (5897m) Ecuador''s most picture-perfect volcano. An awe-inspiring sight and the andean grassland scenery in the surrounding parkland make for a beautiful trip. Reach the refuge, enjoying the views as you go.

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  • Day 6. Summit Cotopaxi (5897m) . Spend the night in nearby accommodation.

  • Day 7. Make our way towards Chimborazo, possibly going via Banos and Tunguragua.

  • Day 8. If you choose to stay in Banos, then you will have the opportunity to take part in white water rafting, mountain biking or simply relaxing taking in the waterfalls and the spectacular scenery prior to you big climb.

  • Day 9.Begin ascending to Chimborazo (6310m), rest at first refuge and then continue to second refuge where you will spend the night

  • Day 10. Summit Chimborazo (6310m). This will end your ten day tour at the highest point from the center of the earth in the world.

 

 

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