Day trip

Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa Full-Day Tour

4.1 / 5

46 reviews

Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa Full-Day Tour

From US$ 54 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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


  • 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.
  • 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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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

4.1 /5

based on 46 reviews

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The company was super punctual, the guide very kind and helpful and the driver competent. The tour fulfilled the purpose, it is important to note that the passage through Cotopaxi is very fast and does not include the trail to the Jose Ribas refuge in the itinerary. For people who wish, they should opt for the full day tour in Cotopaxi. The tour around Quilotoa is complete, we had time to go down and up the trail. Which is wonderful. For those who do not have time to individually make the two volcanoes, I highly recommend it.

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February 9, 2020

Despite the clouds and fog obscuring the most spectacular views of Cotopaxi and Quilotoa, we had a delightful day. Our guide was still fairly new at it, but he did a good job of explaining everything in both Spanish and English, and the driver made extra stops when a view was special so that we could get out and see it better. The meal stops were enjoyable. It was a long day but worth it! My main suggestion to the company is to remove the wrap on the bus, which made it very difficult to see the views out of the windows, which was one of the primary elements of this trip. The windows should not be wrapped on a sightseeing bus.

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November 25, 2019

We had a nice day, everything went as planned. I would like to highlight the performance of the guide CAROLINA, very professional, friendly and kind. Well-formed person made all the difference the day we passed. It's a bit tiring tour, by the time on the highway, but ideal for those who want to buy time and know two unmissable attractions: Cotopaxi and Quilotoa. Be sure to bring a lot of clothes, because the cold is intense.

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July 20, 2019

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