Duration: 1 day (daily)
Pichincha is an active volcano that dominates Quito’s western flanks. A two-hour drive up to the edge of the crater is interspersed with stops to admire the increasingly spectacular view of the city unfolding beneath your feet. A 4-hour trek into the crater is included in the tour where you will be able to observe not only the unique vegetation but also the signs of volcanic activity. Geysers periodically launch streams of scalding water and clouds of gas from the fissured sides of the crater. Return to Quito after lunch.
This trip is subject to change at short notice depending on current volcanic acticity.