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Guagua Pichincha Volcano, 1 Day

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Days: 1
Effort: Moderate


Activities: Hiking

Guagua Pichincha Volcano, 1 Day

Guagua Pichincha Volcano, standing at 4,874 meters, makes for a spectacular 1 day hike. Easily accessible from Quito, it offers excellent views to both the coastal cloud forest and the inter-Andean valleys. Explore this dramatic paramo (highland) landscape on the lookout for birdlife and the opportunity to witness living geological history.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the change from cloud forest to paramo to volcanic rock as you gain elevation.
  • Admire spectacular views during the drive up to the Guagua Pichincha refuge.
  • Learn about the area’s natural history and geology from your expert guide.
  • Look into the active caldera of Guagua Pichincha.

Itinerary

DAY 1 GUAGUA PICHINCHA VOLCANO HIKE

INCLUDED

Professional naturalist guide, private transportation, and box lunch

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour each way
TREKKING TIME: 3 to 4 hours
SEASON: All year
ALTITUDE: 3600 m to 4600 m
SUGGESTED: Layered clothing, rain shell, sun block, gloves, trekking boots, binoculars