Day Tour Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Day Tour Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Optional Tours
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34 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

 

The Cotopaxi National Park is in the central highlands of Ecuador and is famous for the stunning Cotopaxi volcano. Cotopaxi is 5897 meters high and is considered to be one of the highest active volcanos in the world. This tour starts from Quito, with a pickup at your hotel. The drive to the entrance of the National Park is about 2 hours and once there, the adventure continues.

First stop is the museum of the National Park. A small site museum with an explanation of the history of the volcano. After this the bus ride continues for another 15 minutes to lake Limpiopungo.
At this lake, we recommend a short walk to watch the water birds that inhabit the lake. Once there and with the luck of clear weather you will be able to enjoy the breath-taking view of both Rumiñahui and Cotopaxi volcano. From here the bus ride continues up the Cotopaxi by road for 30 minutes up to the parking lot situated at 4500 meters. From here passengers can walk an additional 300 meters in altitude (takes about 45 minutes to walk) to the climbers’ hut, located at 4800m. Here you can sit down for a snack or a hot drink and ask for a stamp in your passport for having reached this highpoint. After this unforgettable walk we will drive back to Tambopaxi lodge located in the Cotopaxi national park for an optional lunch (not included) before driving back to Quito  

Group – Minimum 2 passengers

Daily Departures - Closed Monday

What’s included

  • Private Group
    Minimum 2 passengers
  • Transport (English)
    (1-5 pax English speaking driver, and after 6 pax a separate driver and a guide) Obligatory national park guide National park Cotopaxi patentee
  • Or Transport (French)
    With French speaking Driver/Guide from 1 to 3 pax, and after 4 pax a separate driver and a guide French Speaking Obligatory national park
  • Lunch

Available Packages

Guide Speak English
$98
Guide Speak French
$154

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This was an ok excursion. There was a lot of wasted time to accommodate the diver certification stop and subsequent diver only parts of trip. The snorkeling, once underway, paled in comparison to a previous simple beach snorkeling that was free. Lunch was so/so. Captain and cook/ diver guide were so nice, but other!?! Next time I’ll find and book in own with more discretion! Lot of boat time with little quality snorkeling and crowded as we picked up to extra FM’s on the dock!?!
By Susan L for Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do on 17 Oct, 2021
I do not recommend this tour guide. My wife got too tired while swimming, but the guide was busy entertaining the pair of young chicas and did not notice my wife's difficulties until I got his attention.
By Weyman D for Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do on 16 Oct, 2021
Over priced and late! You charged $85, but it was only $45 in airport. Your service required overnight and was late. Airport service was while you wait. I do not recommend this service.
By Weyman D for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-GYE on 16 Oct, 2021
It was a nice trip until I got sick towards the end of the last 3 - 4 days. I'm not sure if it was the water or what I ate and whatever the fruits & vegetables that we ate were washed in.
By Lucian B for RT-PCR for Virus SARS-Cov-2 -GYE on 15 Oct, 2021
Smooth, very professional, quick results
By Tatyana V for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-GYE on 13 Oct, 2021
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