Hike up to the crater of the Pasochoa Volcano and experience a great full-day activity surrounded by nature and Andean Wildlife
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The Pasochoa Volcano hike is perfect for beginners or to the ones that haven’t experienced hiking in altitude yet. The Pasochoa Volcano trail is known for the humid cloud forest that you will find inside its extinct volcanic crater. This is the perfect spot to observe hundreds of bird and tree species. Immerse yourself in the Andean wildlife and nature, you won’t regret it.
Duration: 7 hours
Start and End Location: Quito
Availability: Year Round
Our Pasochoa Volcano tour departures from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) early in the morning, we will drive southeast for an hour through the Andean highlands until we get to the trailhead (10,827ft/3.300m). This Pasochoa Volcano hike goes through an amazing primary Andean forest, great for bird watching, we can easily encounter the exotic hummingbirds during the hike. As we gain elevation we will be able to see the surrounding snow-capped mountains such as Antisana, Cayambe, Illinizas, Cotopaxi and even Chimborazo far away to the south. As we get close to the summit (13,875/4.230m), we will start hiking by a ridge of the deep forest covered caldera which will take us to the summit. It will take about 6 hours round trip.
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.