Shared Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito

Cotopaxi National Park

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Shared Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito
Cotopaxi National Park

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Departures: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Group size: approx. 15 travelers

Highlights: - Cotopaxi Volcano

                       - Limpiopungo Lake

                       - Optional mountain bike activity

This shared day tour departs from Quito and takes you to the Cotopaxi National Park. You learn about the national park’s wildlife and hike from the parking lot (4,500 m) to the refuge of Cotopaxi Volcano at 4,864 m (15,953 ft). Breakfast, lunch and an optional mountain bike downhill ride are included!

If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us at: or +593984021324 .

Important Notes

The weather in the Cotopaxi National Park is unpredictable; we recommend you to bring warm clothing and sun protection.

In order to fully enjoy the tour, we recommend you to stay in Quito or at a similar altitude for at least two days before the tour, so you are properly acclimatized for the tour.

The itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

Midland Travel recommends all passengers to hold a travel insurance including personal medical insurance.

All bookings are subject to the Midland Travel terms and conditions.

What’s included

  • Transportation
    The tour starts and ends at two specific meeting points in Quito (one in the Mariscal area and another one in the historic center).
  • Bilingual guide
  • Visits
    according to the itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Mountain bike rental
    helmet included
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Tips
  • Additional services
    and activities not previously specified


Cotopaxi National Park
shared 1-day tour from Quito

We depart from a meeting point near Plaza Foch at 7:00 AM and from a meeting point in the old town at 7:15 AM.

While traveling south to Cotopaxi National Park on the Panamerican Highway, we can appreciate the beautiful Andean landscapes of the Avenue of Volcanoes.

Arrival to Limpiopungo lake at the foot of the volcano where our guide will give explanations about Cotopaxi Volcano and the national park’s flora and fauna. 

We continue to the parking lot at 4500 m  (14,760 ft) by car. From there, we hike up to the “José Rivas” refuge of Cotopaxi Volcano, which lies at 4864 m (15,953 ft). Time to rest and enjoy some hot tea or coffee before we head back to the parking lot.

For the adventurous kind, mountain bikes will be ready for a downhill ride to Limpiopungo Lake.  The others follow the bikers on the bus.

Before returning to Quito, we enjoy a delicious lunch. 

We will be back in Quito at around 6 PM. Arrival time in Quito can vary depending on traffic.

Your Organizer

Midland Travel
Midland Travel is an Ecuadorian travel agency and tour operator headquartered in Quito. Our wide portfolio includes tours to all four regions of Ecuador (Galapagos, Amazonia, Andean highlands and the coast) as well as to our neighboring country Peru. Midland Travel arranges vacation packages from budget to high-end luxury for individual travelers and groups.

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