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South Andes Climbing Adventure provided by Gulliver Expeditions

South Andes Climbing Adventure

South Andes Climbing Adventure
4.5
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Day 1: Arriving at Hostería PapaGayo Make your way or get a private transfer to Hostería Papagayo. Day 2: Pasochoa Pick up: 08h00 (PapaGayo – Pasochoa: approximately 1 hours’ drive)  The extinct volcano of Pasochoa (4,199m) is one of the best places to see the famous Andean Condor. The climb offers super views to the mighty Cotopaxi and surrounding volcanoes, and inside the crater you can see the last remnants of primary Andean forest. This is a perfect first hike for those who are new to altitude or those who are beginning an acclimatization program. Day 3: Illiniza Norte Pick up: 08h00 (PapaGayo – Illiniza Norte: approximately 1 hours’ drive) A truly stunning climb, Illinizas is the perfect final preparation for Cotopaxi or Chimborazo.  Get ready for a steep climb through magnificent landscape followed by an exhilarating scramble to the summit. For the more adventurous only! The day commences with a good breakfast ready for the climb! We then make our way to the starting point – “The Virgin”, at a height of 4,000m, a place at which the local people worship the mountain and earth gods. The climb will take 4-5 hours, and 2 hours to descend back down. During the climb you will enjoy varied views of snow-capped mountains, rainforest and beautiful green lagoons. Temperatures will be around 5 degrees Celsius and for the last part of the climb we will use ropes and harnesses to assist us. Day 4: Day off  After breakfast you will enjoy a day of rest at Hostería PapaGayo. Optional, not included activities: Hiking, Visit of Eco Roses farm (Monday to Friday), Biking or Horse Riding. Please check in reception for the organization of any of those activities. * Bikes are included for 5-star programs Day 5 & 6: Chimborazo Climb Pick up: 10:00h  At 6,310 m Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador! Begin your climb at midnight for a final summit that takes approximately 12 hours. The day includes a training session, dinner and night at the Refuge (4850m). This challenging climb offers the opportunity for climbers to break 6000m! (In case of weather or eruptions, we will climb Antisana instead which is of similar difficulty).  **Day 5: Night at Refuge Chimborazo (B/BL/D)  Back from the Chimborazo summit, we will drive to Hosteria Papagayo. There you will leave the climbing equipment and can have a nice lunch to celebrate your experience (Lunch included in the 5 Stars package)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47443P24
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide, return transport to climbing locations • 4-nights accommodation at Hostería PapaGayo • 1 night accommodation in the Chimborazo Refuge • 4 breakfasts • 3 box lunches (two sandwiches • A bottle of water • Sweet cookies, and one fruit) • 1 lunch at Hosteria Papagayo • 1 dinner in Chimborazo refuge • 1 midnight meal before the big climb.
Exclusions
Pick up from/to Quito, (we can arrange this for you, please enquire) • Tips for guides • Dinner at Hostería PapaGayo • Lunch after Chimborazo climb • Bike hire on your free day ($10) • Pasochoa entrance fee ($5)
Duration
6 days
Departure details
Mariscal Foch 681, Quito 170143, Ecuador Restaurante Magic Bean (Mariscal Foch & Juan Leon Mera)
Inclusions
Professional guide, return transport to climbing locations • 4-nights accommodation at Hostería PapaGayo • 1 night accommodation in the Chimborazo Refuge • 4 breakfasts • 3 box lunches (two sandwiches • A bottle of water • Sweet cookies, and one fruit) • 1 lunch at Hosteria Papagayo • 1 dinner in Chimborazo refuge • 1 midnight meal before the big climb.
Exclusions
Pick up from/to Quito, (we can arrange this for you, please enquire) • Tips for guides • Dinner at Hostería PapaGayo • Lunch after Chimborazo climb • Bike hire on your free day ($10) • Pasochoa entrance fee ($5)
Departure details
Mariscal Foch 681, Quito 170143, Ecuador Restaurante Magic Bean (Mariscal Foch & Juan Leon Mera)
Duration
6 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Dave R
Alpine, UT16 contributions
Cotopaxi Summit
Jan 2021
Gulliver did a great job coordinating our guides and climb of Cotopaxi. Katie coordinated and did an excellent job recommending Willie and Jose as our guides (and all during a global pandemic). Great effort and wonderful experience. If you are looking to climb one of Ecuadors high volcanos, Gulliver is the team......
Written January 6, 2021
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Tom J
Virginia Beach, VA23 contributions
Decent trip
We ran the trip with gulliver. The hosteria that you stay is beautiful. Its a old colonial era ranch over 100yrs old and it has a lot of the original character. It sits at 3200m good for acclimitization. The 1st day hike was to pasachoa and was a great hike, day two was good hike but very tuff. We did not summit as the itinerary said though. We did not make the final climb due to a case of altitude sickness and thought it be best to cut the trip short. They were kind enough to offer a partial refund for those days.
Written November 19, 2019
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Robin V
7 contributions
Great bilingual guide
Jan 2018 • Solo
I loved this trip, the guide was awesome and very experienced. Food and accommodation were perfect , couldn't have imagined it better
Written February 5, 2018
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Dear Robin V We are glad you like your trip, our staff is well trained to provide the best service possible to our clients. We hope you come back soon to our country, Regards from Ecuador Gulliver Expeditions
Written February 6, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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