Day Tour Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Day Tour Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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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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Reviews

We had a wonderful time, even though my boyfriend got sick on the bus ride (motion sickness). The guides and driver were very friendly and helpful. The trip up to the top was tougher than we anticipated, but with the expertise of Claudia and the rest of the team we arrived in good shape at the top. Luckily the snow started to melt when we arrived, so we could see all the nice colors and we also got to visit The Red Valley. I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone who is in a good physical shape. We had a great time.
By Romy V for OB 20681 Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley off the beaten path on 21 Oct, 2019
We had a wonderfull trip and a great guide.
By Centina G for OB19020 Titicaca Cultural Express-Full day-Group service on 06 Sep, 2019
The Client seems like they had a lovely time. The Initial booking and itinerary suggestions from Agostina and team were very professional & Helpful. Super efficient!
By Louise M for Corless, Martin x2 - flights on 25 Jun, 2019

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