Teleferico Volcan Pichincha

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

Take a ride on Quito’s Teleferico cable car to reach the top of Cruz Loma on this private tour from Quito. Once there, take in the views of the nearby volcanoes including Pichincha or even take an optional 4-hour trek to the active stratovolcano. Snap photos of the highlands from various viewpoints and enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and vehicle.
  • Take the Teleferico cable car to Cruz Loma
  • Admire the views of the nearby volcanoes like Pichincha
  • Opt to take a 4-hour trek to Pichincha or go horseback riding
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with your own guide and vehicle

Local guide
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Pichincha is an active stratovolcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes. The two highest peaks of the mountain are Wawa Pichincha (Kichwa wawa child, baby / small,[3] Hispanicized spelling Guagua Pichincha) (4,784 metres (15,696 ft)) and Ruku Pichincha (Kichwa ruku old person,[3] Hispanicized Rucu Pichincha) (4,698 meters (15,413 ft)). The active caldera is in Wawa Pichincha on the western side of the mountainno.

Both peaks are visible from the city of Quito and both are popular acclimatization climbs. Wawa Pichincha is usually accessed from the village of Lloa outside of Quito. Ruku is typically accessed from the Teleférico on the western side of Quito. In October 1999, the volcano erupted and covered the city with several inches of ash. Prior to that, the last major eruptions were in 1553[5] and in 1660, when about 30 cm of ash fell on the city.
• – Trekking to Pichincha volcano (4 hours – optional) 5.000 m.a.s.l.
• - Horse riding (optional)
• - High lands Point view pictures
• – Lunch time (telferico coffee shop)
• – Returning to Quito 4pm
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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