Cotopaxi Daytrip 2021

Quito, Ecuador

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Pablo Parreno
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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Cotopaxi Daytrip 2021
Quito, Ecuador

Pablo Parreno
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29 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Cotopaxi National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Cotopaxi) is a protected area in Ecuador situated in the Cotopaxi, Napo and Pichincha Provinces, roughly 50 km south of Quito.

Due to its perfectly symmetrical cone,  covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice, the Cotopaxi is one of the  tourist highlights in Ecuador and it’s most visited and climbed volcano.  The Cotopaxi National Park is situated in a beautiful paramo plateau,  where wild horses graze on the extensive plains at the foot of the  volcano or gather to drink at the lovely Limpiopungo lagoon, which  reflects the white peaks of nearby Volcan Rumiñahui and makes a great  spot for watching waterfowl and other birds.

Walking in the National Park, you will  notice pumice, ash, stone and other volcanic debris amid the tiny  páramos plants. On a day trip to the Cotopaxi National Park it is  possible to drive as high as 4500m, then trek up a sandy scree slope to  reach the snout of the glacier at 5000m.

Prepare to hike, and smile.  Trekking for all ages 


then off to Papallacta hot springs!

What’s included

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • transport
  • guide
  • mountain bike
  • Additional Snacks
  • Additional Beverages
  • TIPS

Available Packages

Private 1 person
$160
2 People
$75
3 or more
$50

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Pablo Parreno
29 reviews
Award winning Travel Agency, since 2007. Travellers Choice 2021, 2020, Hall of Fall 2016 -2019, Certificate of Excellence. As one of Quito’s most recommended agencies, we strive to make your time in Ecuador one to remember. One of the only agencies that are located in the heart of Historical Quito, we pride ourselves in living and breathing travel. Our enlightened hospitality is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Reviews

Marvellous trip, very well organise with a fantastic driver - guide. Nothing to say except the fact if was georgeous.
By Caroline P for Andes to Amazon on 03 Jan, 2022
We had the most amazing stay at Tucán Lodge. It was our first time in the Amazon and it couldn’t have been better! The staff were lovely, served us amazing food and Carlos our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and managed to spot almost every species possible. Despite only going on the 4-day 3-night trip, we managed to see 8 of the 10 monkey species, macaws, pink river dolphins and even sloths. I still can’t believe how fortunate we were with everything we saw. I cannot recommend this lodge highly enough. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you so much for having us - I am sure we will all be back at some point!!
By Tatiana B for TUCAN LODGE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS 2021 Special Price on 29 Dec, 2021
As a solo traveler I appreciate the right balance of being looked after without excessive restriction. Our driver and guide hit the mark. Ricardo (driver) was approachable, accommodating, and attentive. Gerado (guide) skillfully navigated every detail from pickup to drop-off. His knowledge of local geography and culture was inspiring. He was a warm host and impressive guide. Thank you for a memorable Cotopaxi adventure.
By Mary Ann K for Cotopaxi 1 day on 27 Dec, 2021
Highly recommend CarpeDM day trip to Quilotoa; our guide was Dario, very informative and accommodating. we chose a private guide and therefore did not need to meet a group at 7:30 am to begin our day. Instead, we chose to start at 9 and still had plenty of time to enjoy a hike down to the bottom of the crater and kayak around the lake. Lunch was excellent. Even w a generous tip, the cost for the 2 of us was less than the price of a group tour that did not include lunch. we chose CarpeDM after reading positive reviews. we heartily concur. everything about the experience was positive.
By Joseph D for Quilotoa 1 Day Trip on 13 Dec, 2021
The trip was fantastic. I would highly recommend. The activities we did gave us a great insight into the culture and wildlife of the Amazon. Our guide, Carlos, was brilliant and very insightful. The accommodation and food provided was all great too. The only negative worth mentioning is the overnight bus at the beginning of the trip is pretty bad compared to other overnight buses across South America, which means you arrive very tired. For the money we’re paying you would hope for something better.
By Jack B for TUCAN LODGE 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS 2021 on 02 Dec, 2021
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