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Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa Full-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador

Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador
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From US$ 64 per person

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Visit a selection of Quito's best attractions in just 1 day. Enjoy the grand Cotopaxi volcano (5.897 meters.), one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the lobby ofselected hotels in Quito: • Patio Andaluz • Hilton Colon Quito • Mercure Hotel Alameda Quito • Reina Isabel • Río Amazonas • Nu House Boutique Hotel • Galería Ecuador (La Mariscal) • Hotel Swissôtel Quito • Hotel NH Collection Quito Royal • Hotel Kaia • Holiday Inn Express Quito • JW Marriott Hotel Quito • Wyndham Garden Quito • Dann Carlton • Le Parc Hotel • Sheraton Quito Hotel
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • View the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Stop at the Limpiopungo lagoon
  • Explore the beauty of Quilotoa Lagoon
Full description
Depart by bus from through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route, as a clear sign of the majesty of the Andes. Continue to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano. Visit the Museum Park, the Limpiopungo Lagoon and and through an interesting hike will reach the forest of chuquirahuas to 4200 meters. (if the weather permits). See the Quilotoa Volcano. With a stunning turquoise lagoon in its crater, it's one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ecuador. Take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow) and enjoy time for lunch at your own expense.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in Quito (if option selected)
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Cotopaxi Museum entrance fee
  • Quilotoa Lagoon visit
  • Lunch
  • Horseback riding
  • Additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the viewpoint of Quilotoa (USD 2)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

NH Collection Hotel at 06:58 AM

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • On the way to Cotopaxi National Park, you'll have the opportunity to drink a special tea to prevent altitude sickness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This trip was amazing. The volcano itself was stunning but the crater lake in Quilotoa is one of the best views I have ever seen. This tour was even more special because of our guide, Daniel. He gave us insight that only a local person who is able to speak perfect English could provide. Daniel is also super friendly and really enjoys discussing his beautiful country. His enthusiasm gave the whole group a lot of energy.

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August 9, 2022

The guide was really very nice, gave us a lot of explanations. Made great effort to show our boy llamas. Very good dinner. What a pity that the volcano was under the clouds. In my opinion, not enough time in Quilotoa, I would have liked to walk more. Otherwise, let's all have a nice day

July 29, 2022

The trip to Cotopaxi and Quilotoa was one of the experiences that I liked the most in Ecuador. The quality and friendliness of the guides, especially the local guide in Cotopaxi was exceptional!!! I have learned a lot and really enjoyed the ride. We were lucky to see clear Cotopaxi, so we had to arrive very early.

April 12, 2022

Product ID: 8257