EXPLORING THE ANDEAN MOUNTAINS "COTOPAXI VOLCANO"

Machachi, Ecuador

EE
Dec 17, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Group size: 2 - 10
EXPLORING THE ANDEAN MOUNTAINS "COTOPAXI VOLCANO"
Machachi, Ecuador


$150
Dec 17, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Group size: 2 - 10

About this trip

Have you ever been at 3800 meters (12.467 ft) above sea level? 

Let ECOTRAVELER ECUADOR to take you to discover the highest mountains in the Country..

Cotopaxi is one of the most visited protected areas in Ecuador, thanks to its magical volcano, the second highest summit in Ecuador, fantastic ecosystem, landscapes and activities.

The moorland is a mountain ecosystem from 3.000 meters to 4.300 meters above sea level (9.842 ft to 14.100 ft above sea level), characterized by low temperatures which has generated a big number of plants and animals adapted to live in this area.

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Rose plantation (Monday - Saturday)
  • Cotopaxi National Park
  • Hike around Limpio Pungo lagoon
  • Hike to the mountain lodge
  • Andean ecosystem

What’s included

  • Transport
    Private transportation
  • Tour Guide
    Bilingual tour guide
  • Rose Farm
    Visit to a local Rose Farm
  • Hikes
    Hike around Limpio Pungo Lagoon
  • HIkes
    Hike up to the refuge (15.740 feet)
  • Food
    Lunch in a local restaurant (Local menu of the Day)
  • Activities
    Visits and activities not described in the Itinerary
  • Tax
    12% sales tax
  • Tips and expenses
    Tips and personal expenses
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance

Available Packages

Package from 1 to 3 participants
10 left

PRICE PER PERSON!!

Travel with your friends or family, make a group, get good deals and help us to protect the environment using less vehicles and causing less pollution and reducing our CARBON FOOTPRINT!

$150
Package from 4 to 6 participants
10 left

PRICE PER PERSON!!

Travel with your friends or family, make a group, get good deals and help us to protect the environment using less vehicles and causing less pollution and reducing our CARBON FOOTPRINT!

$120
Package from 7 to 10 participants
10 left

PRICE PER PERSON!!

Travel with your friends or family, make a group, get good deals and help us to protect the environment using less vehicles and causing less pollution and reducing our CARBON FOOTPRINT!

$85
$150

Package from 1 to 3 participants
Past Trip

Itinerary

COTOPAXI DAY TOUR
EXPLORING THE ANDEAN MOUNTAINS "COTOPAXI VOLCANO"

Itinerary and description:

Pick up from your hotel: 8h00 am

Return to the hotel: 17h00 approx.

We'll pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive south direction for about 1H30 minutes to visit a Rose Plantation in the Cotopaxi area.

Ecuador is the fourth main producer country of roses in the word, developing this industry since the 80´s. Ecuadorian Roses are considered the best in the world for its thick stems, large buttons, bright colors and also because it has a long life after cutting.  

After visiting the plantation we'll drive to the Cotopaxi National Park. We'll begin our excursion with a quick lecture about the Volcano, its activity, the park and the mountain ecosystem to be ready to enjoy of different walks, where our guide will identify species of plants, birds and if we are lucky some mammals.

A walk along one of the ravines of the volcano will be our firs activity, this short excursion takes about 45 minutes. Plants as the mortiño, achupallas, romerillo are all along the path taking us into the mountain ecosystem while we adapt our body to the altitude and enjoy of the landscape with the imposing volcano in front of us. 

The Limpiopungo lagoon will be our next stop, this lagoon has a glacial origin and is located in between the Cotopaxi and Rumuñahui Volcanoes, an easy trail will guide us around the lagoon for a fantastic walk while we enjoy of some fresh water birds, plants as the "Chuquirahua", and wild horses.

Lunch will be served into the park. 

After the activities, we´ll return to your hotel in Quito  


Important information to know:

  1. The climate in the park can be very variable from a cold temperature of 41 ° F to warmer temperatures of 68 ° F approximately.

We recommend that you bring warm clothing such as sweaters, gloves, winter hats and a waterproof jacket in case of rain.

  1. The Andes are located at high altitude above sea level, during this trip we will be between 3600 meters (11,800 ft) to 4800 meters (15,750 ft) as the maximum height in the refuge of the volcano.

Getting to this maximum height will depend on your adaptation to height and your physical condition, as well as weather conditions.

  1. We recommend you to bring: sun glasses, hat, clothes for cold weather, bottle of water, hiking or walking shoes. 

Your Organizer


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Ecotraveler Ecuador
Ecotraveler Ecuador is a company that believes that tourism is a key to the development of countries and environmental care tool. Based on this principle we make traveling by Ecuador socially sensitive and environmentally friendly, we can ensure that your investment in visiting our country will come to benefit small entrepreneurs, indigenous communities, artisans, always thinking about the best way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and great attractions that has our country causing the least possible impact.

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