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From Quito: Cotopaxi National Park Full-Day Tour with Hike

From Quito: Cotopaxi National Park Full-Day Tour with Hike

Visit Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. The park is home to the active Cotopaxi volcano that towers 19,642 feet above sea level. When you reach the park your naturalist guide will show you the exceptional variety of flora and fauna. Hike to the Limpiopungo lagoon, located on the slopes of the volcano. Stop at the lagoon for a short rest to take in the landscapes and the spectacular views of the volcano. Continue the hike to the Jose Ribas shelter and experience the environment at almost 16,000 feet above sea level.

Cotopaxi Tour: Entrances and Lunch included

Cotopaxi Tour: Entrances and Lunch included

Ecuador, a country known for its incredible biodiversity and stunning landscapes, offers a wealth of experiences for travelers. Among its many natural wonders, Cotopaxi National Park stands out as a must-visit destination. Situated just a short drive from the capital city of Quito, Cotopaxi beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore what makes the Cotopaxi Tour from Quito so special. Cotopaxi National Park: Cotopaxi´s Active Volcano Home Cotopaxi National Park is a treasure trove of natural beauty. At its heart lies Cotopaxi, one of the world's highest active volcanoes, reaching an astonishing 19,347 feet (5,897 meters) above sea level. Its perfectly conical shape is awe-inspiring, and its frequent eruptions have sculpted the surrounding landscape over centuries. Visitors are treated to panoramic views of this majestic volcano, which is often shrouded in a mystical veil of clouds.

Cotopaxi Park and Papallacta Hot Springs: Lunch Included

Cotopaxi Park and Papallacta Hot Springs: Lunch Included

Embark on a thrilling journey from the heart of Quito to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Cotopaxi volcano, a majestic peak that soars to an astounding altitude of 5,897 meters. This adventure promises to be an unforgettable day, packed with natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. The Cotopaxi Volcano: Your adventure begins in Quito, a city nestled high in the Andes, where you'll set off on a remarkable journey to the Cotopaxi National Park. Cotopaxi is the second-highest active volcano in Ecuador and stands as a testament to the raw power of nature. As you approach the volcano, you'll be captivated by its commanding presence, its snow-capped peak piercing the sky. Upon entering Cotopaxi National Park, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush, high-altitude vegetation. The park is a sanctuary for a diverse range of flora and fauna, some of which are uniquely adapted to thrive in this challenging environment. Keep your camera ready as you may encounter majestic condors soaring gracefully in the clear blue skies, or maybe a curious llama grazing amidst the rugged terrain. Your adventure at Cotopaxi continues with the option to hike or explore the lower slopes of the volcano, allowing you to immerse yourself in its natural wonder and connect with the untamed beauty of the Andes. Feel the crisp mountain air invigorate your spirit as you take in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, with the vast expanse of the Andean highlands stretching out before you. Papallacta Hot Springs: After a morning of exploration, it's time to reward yourself with relaxation. Bid farewell to the Cotopaxi volcano as you embark on a scenic drive to the serene haven of Papallacta hot springs. Nestled within the lush Andean cloud forest, these natural thermal baths offer a soothing and rejuvenating experience like no other. As you arrive at Papallacta, the soothing embrace of the thermal waters beckons. Slip into the warm pools and let the healing properties of the mineral-rich waters work their magic on your body and soul. As you soak, surrounded by lush greenery and the cool mountain air, you'll feel any tension melt away. Papallacta hot springs offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and reflect on the incredible experiences of the day. Whether you choose to indulge in a spa treatment, take a leisurely walk through the cloud forest, or simply bask in the serenity of the surroundings, this is a moment to savor. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to Quito, feeling refreshed, reenergized, and filled with memories of your unforgettable journey to Cotopaxi and Papallacta. This adventure is a testament to Ecuador's natural splendor, where the power of the Andes and the soothing embrace of hot springs combine to create an experience like no other.

From Quito:Cotopaxi and Quilotoa Tour-Includes Lunch One Day

From Quito:Cotopaxi and Quilotoa Tour-Includes Lunch One Day

After pick up from your hotel in the city of Quito, our experience begins towards to the Cotopaxi National Park by the north panamerican. Upon arrival the guide will show us the incredible variety of flora and fauna, we will be to see Cotopaxi Volcano with a height of 5897 meters (19350 ft). At the Limpiopungo lagoon, we will hike along the trail to capture awesome photos of the panorama between the lake and Cotopaxi. Upon arriving at the viewpoint of the Quilotoa lagoon, we will have a delicious local lunch. Quilotoa lagoon is one of the most impressive places we will see on this tour. The turquoise color of its waters is inside the crater of the Quilotoa volcano and this beautiful view forms one of the most beautiful landscapes in Ecuador. We will return to Quito in the afternoon to your Hotel

Cotopaxi National Park Tour: Volcano Trekking- All Included

Cotopaxi National Park Tour: Volcano Trekking- All Included

Start an incredible one-day adventure to Cotopaxi from Quito, one of our friendly guides will pick you up at your hotel or Airbnb. From here begins our day of discovery and adventure as we travel the iconic 'Avenue of the Volcanoes' along the Pan-American Highway, heading to the majestic Cotopaxi National Park. The first stop on our itinerary is the Mirador de Quito, a privileged place to admire the panoramic beauty of the city of Quito. We will continue our way toward the heart of the Cotopaxi National Park, the moor welcomes us with a large amount of flora and the charming Limpiopungo lagoon, a natural mirror in which the imposing Cotopaxi volcano is reflected. Upon entering the park you will be able to visit the 'La Mariscal' Interpretation Center at 3600 meters above sea level (11811 ft) as a sanctuary of knowledge, where the rich biodiversity of Ecuador is revealed through interactive exhibitions about the Sierra, Coast, Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Here, you will also discover Cotopaxi's volcanic history and the Andean paramo's diversity. We will arrive at the parking lot of the Cotopaxi volcano, and from here we will have a walk to the José Rivas Refuge. The beautiful landscapes that we will observe will undoubtedly leave you breathless, if we are lucky we will be able to see some of the emblematic peaks such as Corazón, Rumiñahui, and the distant Chimborazo. The walk ends when you reach the refuge, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate in a cozy atmosphere. On our return, we will have the opportunity to explore the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a bird and wildlife sanctuary, and contemplate the Cotopaxi volcano. This trail offers us an experience of deep connection with nature. We finish our tour with a typical lunch at a local restaurant and we will have a little time before saying goodbye to Cotopaxi. We will begin our return to Quito without forgetting the great adventure that will remain engraved in your memory, a testimony of Ecuador's beauty and culture.

From Quito: Cotopaxi and Baños Tour in One Day-All Included

From Quito: Cotopaxi and Baños Tour in One Day-All Included

After our departure from Quito, we will drive to the Cotopaxi National Park for approximately 2 hours, upon arriving at the Main entrance, our walk to the Limpiopungo Lagoon begins, a beautiful place where we can see the Cotopaxi volcano and if the weather is good we can observe the great variety of birds that live here. Our tour continues in the city of Baños in the Province of Tungurahua, Baños de Agua Santa is a beautiful city located at the transition of the Andes mountains and the jungle of Ecuador. Being the capital of sports, it offers several activities to visitors such as waterfalls, zip lining, bungee jumping, among others. Upon arrival we will have a short tour of the city center and we will have lunch. We will know the Manto de la Novia Waterfall whose white water color is compared to a bride's mantle, we will also go through the cable car to go to the other side of the Pastaza River. The Pailon del Diablo is a beautiful waterfall and the highest in Baños. Our first stop will be at the Tree House, a point where we will enjoy the view of the Tunguragua Volcano, on the swing at the "end of the world."

Cotopaxi and Baños Tour: Tickets & Lunch

Cotopaxi and Baños Tour: Tickets & Lunch

You will experience the overpowering presence of the beautiful Cotopaxi Volcano, whose snow-capped summits reach about 6,000 meters in height, during your day trip to Cotopaxi National Park. We'll take a leisurely stroll around the lovely Limpiopungo lagoon, which is located right at its foothills, and take in the breathtaking panoramic vistas that will leave anyone speechless. That's not all, though. We'll travel to Banos, where you may experience a rare blend of regional culture and thrilling excursions at the Baos Ecuador waterfalls, which appear to have come straight out of a dream. The Devil's Cauldron waterfall, so named because the rocks beneath it resemble the devil's face, is one of them. After seeing this lovely waterfall, we'll travel to Ecuador's fabled Treehouse, where you may experience an adrenaline rush while swinging among the air. This all-day excursion combines the breathtaking natural beauty of Cotopaxi National Park with the thrill and charm of Baos to create an experience you won't soon forget. Additionally, you'll get a chance to experience the friendliness and kindness of the locals while learning about their vibrant culture.

From Quito: Cotopaxi Volcano and Limpiopungo Lagoon Tour

From Quito: Cotopaxi Volcano and Limpiopungo Lagoon Tour

Visit the spectacular Cotopaxi volcano, the second highest volcano in Ecuador. See the beautiful lagoon of Limpiopungo. Go downhill with bicycles as part of this tour, with bicycles included, or go with a car. Depart from Quito and travel on the Pan-American Highway south, crossing a part of the Andes and the town of Machachi. Pass the livestock and agriculture to the skirts of the Pasochoa and Rumiñahui to the right and to the left the Corazon hill with the wonderful ilinizas. Make a first technical stop to acclimatize, have breakfast, and take photographs. Continue to the entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park. Meet people from the around communities who will be waiting for you with handicrafts and mountain clothes. Hike the Cotopaxi volcano up to the "José Rivas refuge." Take a 30-minute break to rest and have a hot drink or soup. Hike back to the parking lot and continue by bicycle downhill, approximately 30-40 minutes. Arrive at the beautiful Limpiopungo lagoon, where you will have a few minutes to rest and take photos.

Cotopaxi: Nature and Adventure Guided Trekking Tour

Cotopaxi: Nature and Adventure Guided Trekking Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Cotopaxi National Park. Take in the breathtaking views as you wind up through the roads to 4,500 meters above sea level to the start point.  Your hike will begin as you head towards the refuge José Rivas stopping at viewpoints to take in the stunning landscapes. You will then go to the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning crystal-clear lake that reflects the scenery and sky above it. Along the way, you may catch a glimpse of wildlife like the Andean Fox, deer or cute rabbits. You can also see birds like the Cara Cara Curiquinge, the Andean Gulls and Coots, alongside many more fascinating species that your guide will point out to you. The mandatory guide costs an additional US$ 60.00 for the whole group so please bear this in mind.  There will be many photo opportunities along the way with the stunning surrounding forests, mountains, and ravines offering picturesque views. You can stop to enjoy some typical Ecuadorian food for lunch to refuel and will be returned back to your hotel at the end of the day. 

Horseback Riding in Cotopaxi all included

Horseback Riding in Cotopaxi all included

Riding a horse through the beautiful slopes of the Cotopaxi Volcano is one of the experiences you could have in Ecuador, the mountains, lakes and wild horses are part of the natural landscape. Our trip begins from the city of Quito, we pick up from your hotel and our journey along the North Pan American Highway begins, along the Volcano Route, a beautiful road where you could observe geographical biodiversity and volcanoes. Upon arriving at the North Entrance of Cotopaxi, we will be given the equipment and information necessary to begin the 2 hours horseback ride through an Ecuadorian Andean paramo. We will cross trails and small streams on a horseback riding adventure. We will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and to finish this tour, we will go to the Limopungo lagoon and we will have a short walk along the trail to take photographs and enjoy the weather. We return to your hotel in the city of Quito

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What people are saying about Laguna de Limpiopungo

Overall rating

4.8
(114 reviews)

Overall a great trip. Pickup was convenient and the driving professional. Plenty of small stops and chances to resupply or go to the toilet. Mauro was an excellent guide, explained things well, and kept an eye on everything (and got us carrots to feed some llamas). The hike might be a bit taxing if you're not in shape or acclimated to the air density in the Ecuador mountain region, but it's relatively short and very rewarding once you reach the base camp. Excellent day trip to do solo or as a small group.

Adrian and Marico (spelling) did an awesome job with our tour! He explained everything in great detail and was so fun to talk to. Our hike was the highlight! It was my birthday that day and when we stopped for lunch, he had the restaurant prepare me a slice of cake and they sang Happy Birthday! I would recommend this tour, the guide and the driver to anyone considering it!

The tour is sensational. The driver Maurício is very attentive in traffic and a very nice person. Guide Adrian is wonderful. Always worried about the group, he went at everyone's pace. Thank you very much for the experience.

Great trip! Very informative and fun. We got to climb to the base camp and down, see the lagoon and eat local food. Our guide Adrian and our driver Mauricio were great.

Great experience, hike, guide Irene! Highly recommended