The Nuevos Horizontes refuge is located at 4,700 m (15,416 ft) at the norther flanks of Illiniza Sur. It is considered the smallest high altitude refuge in the Ecuadorian Andes. Strategically built right on the saddle between Illiniza Sur and Illiniza Norte, it is the best option for those who want to push for the 6th and 8th Ecuadorian highest summits respectively, as well as for acclimatization pur
Ilinizas North is located about 57km (34 miles) Southwest of Quito. Originally, there was one volcano, which exploded in a massive eruption that split the mountain in half a very long time ago. The two peaks are separated by a saddle and are about 2 km away from one another. There is a small refuge between the two peaks: This 2 days climb start at night from the refuge Nuevos Horizontes at an altitude of 4700m (15330 ft).North Iliniza is rocky and It'smuch easier in summer, but becomes technical when there is snow. Iliniza north is the eighth highest volcano in Ecuador. We offer a professional bilingual guide, Mountain.
liniza South offers some technical climbing in Ecuador . This steep and crevassed mountain is one of the tecnical climbs in Ecuador, and is not for beginners. The ascent of the South peak involves a modest gain in altitude but with some technical difficulty depending on the amount of snow there is at the time we go there. The route is from the south west side of the mountain and averages 45-50 degrees in angle, with some front pointing below the summit. From the top there are spectacular views of Iliniza North, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo and all volcano avenue.
Horse Riding in Ecuador
Horseback riding from one geographic area to another exposes Ecuador’s exciting ethnic diversity. The country has the second-highest percentage of indigenous people in South America, with over a dozen distinct ethnic and language groups. On our horseback vacations, you will visit the Indian markets and festivities, walk in the colonial streets of Quito (declared UNESCO cultural heritage sights), relax at a hacienda, or admire the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon.