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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


  • Number of passengers Prices Per Person
  • 1 passenger $315
  • 2 or more $195
    *Minimum passengers: 2


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