COTOPAXI-QUILOTOA 2 DAYS (ENGLISH)

Latacunga, Ecuador

ET
1 review
Duration: 2 days
Group size: 2 - 10
COTOPAXI-QUILOTOA 2 DAYS (ENGLISH)
Latacunga, Ecuador

1 review

$NaN
Duration: 2 days
Group size: 2 - 10

About this trip


The Andes Mountains, just outside Quito, are home to two of Ecuador's most popular natural wonders, the Cotopaxi Volcano and the Quilotoa Lagoon. With this two-day tour, take a break from Quito's busy streets and see both. See the blue lake inside the volcanic crater of Quilotoa, then travel through the Ecuadorian highlands along the Avenue of the Volcanoes for a hike in Cotopaxi National Park.


ACTIVITIES

Trekking at the refuge

Biking

Photos

Visit the lake Quilotoa

Trekking at Lagoon Quilotoa

Visit Cañon Toachi 




DEPARTURES DAYS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

What’s included

  • Entrance
    Cotopaxi National Park
  • Transport
    Quito/Cotopaxi/Quilotoa/Quito
  • Meals
    Breakfast-Lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch
  • Bilingual guide
    English/Spanish
  • Hotel
    Lodging in Quilotoa
  • Entrance
    Quilotoa
  • Extra Costs
    Snacks, drinks, etc.

Itinerary

Day 1
Visit Cotopaxi

1.- Departure from Mariscal 7:15 AM (corner of Reina Victoria and Foch, PLAZA FOCH Sector) / PLAZA DE SAN BLA 7:30 AM.

2.- Entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park 3200 m (10498.69 feet)

3.- Explanation of the lower part of the National Park of endemic flora and fauna.

4.- Depending on the photos of the weather, it goes down to 3600m (11811.02 feet).

5.- Arrival parking lot 4600m (15091.86 feet).

6.- Explanation of the walk to the José Rivas Refuge 4,864m (15748.03 feet).

7.- Return Parking.

8.- Explanation for the people who will take the option of cycling down 45 m approx.

9.- Photographs of the Limpiopungo lagoon until loading the bicycles.

10.- Departure from the National Park for lunch.

11.- Accommodation in Machachi and dinner

Your Organizer


ET
ECOMONTES TOUR
1 review
We are a family-run direct tour operator and ecotourism travel agency dedicated to attending your travel needs in Ecuador and South America. In addition, we are the owners of Cuyabeno River Lodge, a leading eco-lodge in the Amazon basin. Named for its location on the equator line, Ecuador is one of the world’s most diverse countries. Our unique country is home to tropical Amazon Rainforest, snow-capped Andean peaks, thirty-three ecological reserves, deep-blue volcanic crater lakes, expansive white-sand beaches.

Reviews

Ended up having to switch to Cayambe. Henry was super helpful with all of our questions, getting us from place to place and last minute changes. Herman was our trek leader and was great! You can tell he’s been leading for years , knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Some of the info up front was vague and not as descriptive as we’d like when you are planing for a such an adventure, so be sure to ask questions if you have them and they will quickly answer!
By Allison J for COTOPAXI CLIMBING (25-27nov) Ally on 06 Dec, 2022