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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.
Today you can do a trip to the highest volcano in Ecuador, the Chimborazo. The Chimborazo with its 6.310m altitude is about 50 km away from Riobamba and perfectly located for a daytrip from Riobamba. The upper part of the mountain is completely glaciated and offers with grazing alpaca herds a lot of great photo-motives. 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 "Edward Whymper hut". If you had a good acclimatisation you can drive up to 4.800m altitude and walk the last 200m walk to the shelter. If the weather is fine you can enjoy a fantastic view.