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Number of Reviews: 7 Overall score: *****
Climbing Cayambe
***** Written
Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes

ecuador:avenue of the volcanoes

3
unfortunately we were not told at time of sale of the holiday that Cotopaxi was closed even though Exodus must have known this. this changed the whole dynamics of the holiday, more time sitting in a minivan, more time camping, less chance of reaching a high peak. its like looking through a car magazine. you see a ford fiesta, I would like a fiesta. phone showroom, have you a fiesta? here is deposit for fiesta. tell your friends I have bought a fiesta. go showroom for your fiesta. they say, here is a Renault clio, we think it's the same thing. enjoy!
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Exodus Response

Hi David, thank you for reviewing your holiday in Ecuador and I'm sorry that you weren't made aware of the status of Cotopaxi at the time of your booking. It was not clear for some time whether we would be able to operate this itinerary due to the volcanic activity on Cotopaxi. However, several months prior to your departure we wrote to everyone in your group explaining the alternative itinerary, as at this point in time it was clear that Cotopaxi National Park would not be re-opened for your holiday. We are monitoring the activity of Cotopaxi in order to react quickly if the trekking routes do open. In the meantime, the alternative itinerary that we have developed includes many of the original activities, including time to practice ice skills at a glacier school (Antisana) and an ascent of Cayambe, which still presents a tough trekking challenge. Kind regards, Vicky (Exodus Product Manager for Ecuador)
Climbing Cayambe
***** Written
Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes

The Avenue of Volcanos

5
The trip has a very well planned aclimatisation period with gradual ascend to higher and higher altitudes but with days of descend and days of rest in between. The group leader created a very relaxed atmosphere accommodating the whole group and people's different abilities to walk in altitude. It was all well timed towards the ultimate climax - the Cayambe ascend.
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Climbing Cayambe
***** Written
Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes

Ecuador - Avenue of the Volcanoes, June 2015

4
Ecuadorean people are welcoming and there are relatively few tourists so that on the trekking you are quite likely to see no other tourists on the trail. Learn a little basic Spanish before you go. In Quito you can communicate in English in a limited way, and people aren't snotty about it as in some countries. But a little Spanish goes a long way. I enjoyed the trip hugely. I achieved my objectives of seeing another South American country, seeing the interesting city of Quito and climbing four Andean peaks averaging 15,000+ ft . Yes, there was the disappointment of Cayambe and Cotopaxi being closed to further ascent (by bad weather and bad weather plus eruption respectively) so we never got a realistic crack at those. But you can't plan for this. Big mountains make their own rules and I feel I made the most of the alternative climbs and possibilities we were offered.
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Climbing Cayambe
***** Written
Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes

AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES

3
My first time with Exodus-very well organised and a great itinerary but first week enjoyment marred by some fairly attrocious weather and conditions. However the second week more than made up for that  and the weather peaked at the right time such that when we summitted Cotapaxi we had the clearest possible sky and hence some great views
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Climbing Cayambe
***** Written
Ecuador: Avenue of the Volcanoes

AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES

5
Overall it was a great trip, it delivered everything promised in the trip notes and more. Everyone in the group got along very well and we gelled as a team very quickly.  I think the trip is an ideal stepping stone if you are planning to climb higher or more technical peaks in the future.
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