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Cayambe Climb Expedition – 2 Days/1 Night

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this Cayambe Climb Expedition, where you will be amazed by the flora and fauna of the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve

USD $518.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $518.00
2 - 3USD $322.00

Soak in Nature in this Cayambe Climb Expedition

Enjoy 2 days/1 night in this Cayambe climb expedition. The Cayambe volcano is located in the Cordillera Central in northern Ecuador. Not only is it the third tallest peak in the country, but also most of the volcano is within the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve, which means you can expect to see some amazing flora and fauna along the climb.


  • Climb the third tallest peak of Ecuador
  • Spend 2 days/1 night exploring the rewarding challenges of the Andes
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna of the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve


Tour Information

Duration: 2 days/1 night
Start and End Location: Quito
Availability: Year Round


Day 1: Quito – Cayambe Refuge (15,091ft/4.600m)

We will leave from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) early in the morning and will drive north through the Avenue of the Volcanoes until we get to the town of Cayambe. This drive will take us around 2 hours. From there we still have to drive for another hour to the Ruales Oleas Berge refuge (15,091ft/4.600m). In the afternoon we will head up to the glacier for ice practices and training. We will learn some basic techniques, which include the last but not least proper handling of the climbing equipment. We will go back to the Refuge for dinner and rest.

Day 2: Cayambe Climb to the Summit (18,996ft/5.790 m) – Quito

We will wake up at midnight and after a light breakfast, we will start our way to the top (18,996ft/5.790 m). The ascent takes about 6 to 8 hours. Once at the summit we will take our time for pictures of the surroundings, and then we will head back to the refuge in 2 to 3 hours. At the refuge, we will rest, pack our belongings and return back to Quito

What’s Included

  •  Superior service
  •  Private transportation and transfers
  •  Professional Mountain Guide
  • IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide) or ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides) / ratio 2 climbers – 1 guide
  • Technical mountain equipment such as crampons, ice ax, harness, and helmet
  •  Accommodation in hotels (double occupancy), José Ribas and Whymper Refuge
  •  All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above with B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner)
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • National Park fees and permits registration

What’s Not Included 

  •  Single supplement
  •  International flights
  •  Meals and beverages at the hotels
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tips
  •  Other non-specified expenses

What to Bring

  • Personal Mountain Gear such as warm clothes, sleeping bag, sunglasses, headlamp, etc.


Quito, Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador -0.180653, -78.467838

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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