Day Tour Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Day Tour Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Optional Tours
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15 reviews

Duration: 7 days
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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The nurse was very professional and came late at night to our hotel due to our flight plans the next day. Would recommend this service to anyone who needs the test.
By Michelle P for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-UIO on 19 Sep, 2021
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Ecuador is a beautiful country. Galapagos the best part!
By Paul B for RT-PCR for Virus SARS-Cov-2-UIO on 16 Sep, 2021
This tour was fabulous and exactly as described. We saw the cloud forest, a butterfly preserve, a hummingbird sanctuary, rode a cable car and hiked to a waterfall, did a zipline and toured a cocoa factory with fabulous chocolate treats. Well worth the price and guide was wonderful.
By Donna N for Day Tour Mindo on 08 Sep, 2021
Definitely overpriced as we paid $185 and tour was only 4 hours with no lunch included. We didn't go to any rice fields or banana plantations as described, but did see howler monkeys in a preserve and many pretty birds on a boat ride. Would have given tour 5 stars if we paid only $75 for half day tour, but when paying $185 we expected a full day tour with lunch and much more included. Our driver spoke English, but the tour guide who took us to the monkey preserve and on our boat didn't speak any English so we didn't get much explanation of what we were seeing. Very disappointing tour as overpriced and guide didn't speak English! I don't recommend this tour!
By Donna N for Day Tour Manglares Churute on 08 Sep, 2021
Excellent service for our covid test for our return to U.S.A. They came right to our hotel rooms and written test results were given to us that same night.
By Donna N for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-GYE on 08 Sep, 2021
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