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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 $68.00
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 $107.00
Cayambe Glacier Walking Tour, Quito, Horseback Riding
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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 $438.00

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