Quito, Ecuador’s capital of 1.5 million people, is nestled high in the Andes mountains. Views of towering volcanoes contrast with crowded urban landscapes. You will step out of your comfort zone physically and culturally through service and wilderness adventure. This experience combines opportunities to care for the urban poor with a climb up one of Ecuador’s highest peaks.
Destination: Quito, Ecuador
Activities: Hiking, touring, mountaineering, service
Day 1: Travel to Quito, Ecuador.
Day 2: Explore the city with your group and try out the food and language.
Day 3: Spend your first day of service with a local church.
Day 4: Do an acclimatization climb on nearby GuaGua Pichincha.
Day 5: Partner again with a local church in the city.
Day 6: Spend a final day of service with a local church.
Day 7: Travel to the climbers’ hut on one of Ecuador’s high peaks; learn mountaineering basics.
Day 8: Do a summit attempt then return to the city.
Day 9: Return to the United States.