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Cayambe Volcano Tours

The majestic snow-hatted peak of Cayambe Volcano serves as a dramatic backdrop to the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve and at a dizzying 5,790 meters, it’s Ecuador’s third-highest peak. Cayambe’s real claim to fame is its unique location – the highest mountain and only volcano in the world whose summit is crossed by the Equator line. 

Scaling one of Cayambe’s three summits has become a popular challenge for mountaineers, but its difficult terrain and glacial passes means it’s a technical hike unsuitable for beginners. For most visitors, the best way to enjoy a view of Cayambe is by hiking, mountain-biking or horse riding through the scenic foothills of the surrounding Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve.

Practical Info

Cayambe Volcano is located 70km northeast of Quito.

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Otavalo, Cuicocha Lake and Cayambe Shared Day Tour from Quito, Quito, null
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Otavalo, Cuicocha Lake and Cayambe Shared Day Tour from Quito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Embark on a complete full-day cultural tour just 1.5-hours north of Quito. The area is special because there are still a lot of indigenous Kichwa living there. ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $69.74
Private Horseback Riding at Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito, Quito, Day Trips
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Private Horseback Riding at Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This day tour is designed specially for people who would like to go for a short horse back riding experience in the Andes. This ranch is about 1,5 2 hours ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Bike and Hike Trip to Cayambe Volcano, Quito, Horseback Riding
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Private Bike and Hike Trip to Cayambe Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This new trip is designed for mountain bikers with experience. The Cayambe Volcano (5.790m) is the third highest volcano in Ecuador and one of the few iced ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.00
Cayambe Glacier Walking Tour, Quito, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cayambe Glacier Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Volcano Cayambe is the 3rd highest volcano in Ecuador (5790m´ high). It is located in the Cayambe - Coca Ecological Reserve in the Cordillera Oriental of the ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $300.00

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