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Volcan Chimborazo, Guaranda
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Chimborazo is a currently inactive stratovolcano in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. Its last known eruption is believed to have occurred around 550 CE.With a peak elevation of 6268m, Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador. It is the highest peak near the equator. Chimborazo is not the highest mountain by elevation above sea level, but its location along the equatorial bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center.GeographyLocationChimborazo is in the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes of central Ecuador, 150 km (93 mi) south-southwest of the capital Quito. It is a neighbor to 5,018 m high Carihuairazo. Chimborazo's summit rises 2,500 m above the surrounding highlands (~3,500 to 4,000 m) with a ~20 km wide base.Under clear conditions the summit of Chimborazo can be seen from the coastal city Guayaquil, nearly 140 km away. The nearest cities are Riobamba (~30 km to the southeast), Ambato (~30 km to the northeast) and Guaranda (~25 km to the southwest). Chimborazo is surrounded by the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo which forms a protected ecosystem to preserve the habitat for the Andes native camelids of vicuña, llama and alpaca.
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  • Guaranda is a city that on clear days lets you take photographs spectacular on the back of the Chimborazo. It is also a few minutes by car from the National Park. Visit the Park is a unique experience.
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  • There are no personalized guides to the order. The first refuge bathrooms are disgusting. The influx of tourists is chaotic. But the beauty of the landscape and the feeling of glory outweigh those gaps. Must be improved!
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  • Super is an unforgettable experience as it reaches the lagoon Condor which is permitted but is managed is very vacano know you're going to be in the world's largest volcano, super when they arrive to riobamba cannot go to the volcano, I recommend that give you 5 extrellas
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