Pululahua Crater

Pululahua Crater


  • Pululahua Crater
  • Chivo and Pondoña volcanic remains
  • Typical flora and fauna of the area

Trip Description:

An excellent route that starts at 3,000 m/9842 ft from a road on the edge of the crater that will take you to the inside, passing along the Pondoña and Chivo volcanic remains to a final elevation of 2,100 m / 6.889 ft. Here, you will begin to climb through a dense forest until leaving the crater through the Yunguilla sector.


  • Distance: 16.77 mi / 27 km
  • Estimated Time of Route: 5 hours
  • Physical Level: average
  • Technical Level: low
  • Maximum Elevation: 3.000 m / 9.842 ft
  • Minimum Elevation: 2.100 m / 6.889 ft
  • Departure: Control Moraspungo
  • Arrival: Yunguilla
  • Uphill: 55% of route
  • Downhill: 45% of route
  • Terrain: Packed mud, packed mud with loose rock

Main Attractions:

  • Pululahua Crater
  • Chivo and Pondoña volcanic remains
  • Typical flora and fauna of the area


08:00 Departure from hotel or the Ruta Cero office
09:00 Arrival to Moraspungo
09:30 Start biking
12:00 Stop in the Manantiales Hacienda
Frequent stops to eat and hydrate
Stops to enjoy the attractions of the route
14:30 End of the bike ride
16:00 Begin return trip to Quito
17:00 Estimated time of arrival to Quito


  • Private and safe round-trip transportation
  • Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve entrance fee
  • Relief vehicle
  • Specialized and bilingual guides trained in First Aid
  • Technical and mechanical support
  • Snacks and fruit for the biking
  • Healthy and nutritious box lunch
  • Water refills the whole duration of the route
  • Specialized bicycle in perfect condition
  • Helmet and gloves

Does not include:

  • Extra sports drinks
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips

What to bring:

  • Comfortable, warm clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses and sun screen
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • 1 bottle or camelbak to refill water
  • Camera


1 passenger 2 passengers 3 passengers 4 or more
$229 $149 $119 $99

*For groups of 6 or more ask us for our group prices.

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