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Budget Cayambe Tour, itinerary

 

Middle of the World in Cayambe

Quitsato Equator monument, Cayambe

Departure from Quito through the Panamericana North, crossing the Guayllabamba Valley, our first stop is the monument to the Middle of the World in Cayambe, located in the parallel 0 ° 0'0 '' of the equator, is the Quitsato equator monument, taking the form of a giant sundial, spanning 54 metres across with a ten-metre-high cylinder, placed exactly on the equator. The words “quitsa to” mean “centre of the world” in the language of the Tsáchila people.

Biscuit factory

Biscuit factory, Cayambe

Continuing our tour, we will arrive at the center of the city, where we visit the biscuit factory, here we will observe how these exquisite delicacies are made, you can enjoy it with a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

Cayambe volcano

Cayambe volcano

After sharing a great moment,, change of vehicle and take the route known as Piemonte, a dirt road with a wonderful view of the mountains surrounding the city, we will have the opportunity to observe the Cayambe, Antisana and Cotopaxi volcanoes, as well as its flora and fauna.

Lonely Lagoon, Cayambe volcano

After about 40 minutes of driving, we arrive to the Refuge Ruales Oleas, located at 4600 meters, where we find the most beautiful glaciers in Ecuador.

If weather and time permit, we will walk for about an hour, toward the Lonely Lagoon, which is formed from the melting of snow, its turquoise waters surrounded by walls of snow, provide spectacular scenery. (If you do not want to get to the lagoon, you also have an option to hike to the glaciers)

In the afternoon return to Quito.

 

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