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Climb the highest volcano in Ecuador
Galapagos PRO recommendation: This tour should not be missing in your Ecuador experience. You can go on your own or book a guided tour with us.
The highest volcano in Ecuador, the Chimborazo is an inactive volcano, now known as Ecuador's highest mountain. The Chimborazo is 6,310m high and the upper part of the mountain is completely glaciated. Make sure to bring your camera along to get some snaps of the grazing alpaca herds who roam the mountain side.
In 1880, Edward Whymper was the first person who reached the summit of the volcano. The shelter below the glacier at 5,000m was named in honor of him. If you had a good acclimatisation you can drive up to 4,800m altitude and walk the last 200m walk to the shelter. In clear weather conditions, the view from here is absolutely incredible.