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Pichincha volcano trekking tour

The Guagua Pichincha Volcano trekking tour takes you high over the city of Quito, up to the crater lip of an active volcano. This is a great option for an active day tour, close to the city, enjoying fabulous views from the peak.

  • Enjoy the scenic road journey through Lloa, up to the base of the volcano at 4000 m.
  • Trek up to the impressive Guagua Pichincha summit.
  • Peer into the smoking crater of this active volcano.
  • Continue trekking through the Pichincha Reserve, enjoying the high Andean paramo grassland scenery.

Pichincha volcano trekking tour


  • 1 passenger
  • $250
  • 2 or more passengers
  • $150
    *Minimum passengers: 2


  • 08:00Pickup from your hotel
  • 09:00 – 13:30Trekking (2 & 1/2 hours up, 1 & 1/2 hours down) & lunch
  • 15:00Aprox drop off time at your hotel

Timings are referencial only, and subject to change.

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Tour Specifications


  • Transport from and to Quito
  • Box Lunch
  • English Speaking Guide


  • Extra drinks / food
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (Optional)

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

What you should bring

  • Clothes for cold and warm weather in layers
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Fleece jacket and rain jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable bottle with water
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/hat
  • Wool hat and gloves
  • Camera

About this itinerary

Departure time from Quito is usually at 9am (please check this with your sales representative).

The trek to the summit takes aprox 4 hours, other trek routes are also possible in the reserve.

What Our Clients Say

Jonny P, UK

"A great trip despite the bad weather. The Guagua crater was the highlight but we also enjoyed trekking through the grasslands afterwards."


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