About this trip

Cotopaxi National Park is the second most visited natural attraction in Ecuador, after the Galapagos Islands. Imagine viewing the second-highest volcano, at a height of 5897 metres above sea level, up close! Now add a visit to an old hacienda and to see the most beautiful roses in the world. What a spectacular combination! 

Cotopaxi Volcano is reached via a very interesting two-hour drive to 3800 metres above sea level (12500 ft ASL), where we will see a glacial lagoon and, weather permitting, some surrounding volcanoes. The hike up to the shelter takes from 45 minutes to one hour and will be, most probably, the highest or one of the highest places you have ever visited! Time to stamp your passport!

To continue with this unique visit, we will go back in time to a magical seventeenth-century hacienda which is steeped in history. The tour also includes a visit to one of Ecuador’s famous rose farms, where you’ll be amazed by the massive and picturesque roses. Our roses are renowned as the best in the world!  Let us share some stories with you


Day Trip
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Drive along the Avenue of the Volcanoes
  • Arrival at Cotopaxi National Park
  • Hike Limpiopungo Lagoon, 3800 MASL (approx. 30 minute walk)
  • Drive to 4600 MASL and hike up to the Jose Rivas Refuge at 4800 MASL (approx. 45 min walk). This is OPTIONAL.
  • Lunch at the Hacienda La Cienega (or similar)  
  • Visit a Rose Farm
  • Return to Quito  

Includes: Private tourist transportation, certified bilingual guides, lunch, entrance fees

Excludes: Personal expenses, breakfast, drinks and tips

Your Organizer

Quito Bike Tours and Travel Experiences
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I would rate this trip as one of the most outstanding ones we have ever made. And thanks God we could still make it, before Corona took over. What really made the difference in Nicky Lodge was our Guide Pedro -what a special person with so much knowledge and charm, his background, originally from the region, simply overwhelmed us. The lodge was O.K, the cook and the staff so attentive, we really did feel at home. Some of the guides there simply were, as to our opinion, already too touristic. I don't need a personal book to be personally recommendated, do I? The trip was very well organized, we would do it again. I Hope all of you are well, we are with you, Antje and Sylvia
The bus itself was comfortable and clean. Love the second level seating, the view was great from there. The driver and the guide were great, knowledgeable, and friendly. I learned a lot about Ecuador in a fun way through this bus tour. Once at the equator, we went our own ways and met up in a couple hours, which was nice to venture out on our own for a little. My favorite part was the Agave house tour. Again, super educational and getting to taste the Miske and other parts of the agave plant was amazing. 110% would reccomend. Worth the $ and worth the time!
We had a wonderful time with lovely people as guide, driver muy careful and agency muy agréable y useful through a 30 day trip across le country. We recommend surely Quito bike tours for a trip in Ecuador with people local outside of touristic area.

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