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Quito Volcano Summit Hike

Enjoy a day hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha. This volcano can be seen from the center of Quito and is great peak for beginners. You will meet your guide at the teleférico at 08h30. Together you will take a spectacular 20 minute gondola ride on one of the highest aerial lifts in the world. After exiting the teleférico at Cruz Loma (4000m), you set out for the summit of Rucu Pichincha. You will hike through some interesting alpine vegetation called páramo. Along the way your guide can point out some interesting flora and its medicinal uses. After about 4 hours of walking/hiking you will arrive at the summit (4784m). On a clear day you will be able to see Quito and the surrounding volcanoes. Enjoy your box lunch before making your way back to the teleferico. Total hiking time is around 6 hours.

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6 to 8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Certified bilingual guide
    • Entry/Admission - Rucu Pichincha
    • Entry/Admission - TelefériQo
    What's excluded :
    • Transport from your hotel to the teleferico
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Teleferico day pass
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador

    Enjoy a high altitude hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: TelefériQo, Fulgencio Araujo, y, Quito 170527, Ecuador

    Enjoy a spectacular ride on the teleferico. Price of tour includes full day pass.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Teleferico De Quito, Quito, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Latin American Alpine

Activity ID: V-122210P2

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