This full day experience is part of the acclimatization tours that will prepare you to climb the highest volcanoes such as the Cotopaxi and the Chimborazo.

The Corazon volcano is located about 40km (24 miles) southwest of Quito in the “Illinizas Ecological Reserve”. The ascent is an easy hiking tour through the Paramo vegetation and perfect for acclimatization, as well as for people who simply want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Cotopaxi and its nearby volcanoes with the valley below. The hiking route is straight forward and requires no rock equipment or experience. Climbing Corazon is perfect for a first approach to altitude.


  • 7:00        Departure from Hosteria Papagayo (transportation to hosteria not included)
  • 08:30      Start ascent after a short briefing
  • 12:00      Lunch
  • 13:00      Arrival at the summit
  • 16:30      Return to PG
  • 17:00      Either stay at PG or return to Quito (transportation to Quito not included).


Corazon volcano