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Cotopaxi National Park Full-Day Tour from Quito

4.8 / 5

92 reviews

Cotopaxi National Park Full-Day Tour from Quito

From $89 per person

Enjoy a day trip to Cotopaxi National Park in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Take in the spectacular volcano views from the Limpiopungo lagoon, and then hike to the Jose Ribas shelter as you experience the high altitude environment.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary

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5.5 hours
  • Quito

  • 1 hour
  • Breakfast

  • 40 minutes
  • Cotopaxi National Park (guided tour)

  • Cotopaxi Visitors Center (guided tour)

  • Laguna de Limpiopungo (guided tour)

  • 40 minutes
  • Lunch

  • 1 hour
  • Quito

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Experience the natural beauty of Cotopaxi National Park in the Andes
  • Take in the stunning views of the volcano from the Limpiopungo lagoon
  • Hike to the Jose Ribas shelter at 16,000 feet above sea level
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Entrances
  • Anything not included in the itinerary
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

7:00 AM / Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Naciones Unidas Ave. and Shyris Ave. stop number 1 quito tour bus).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, park visitation may suffer changes without previous notice
  • Times are subject to traffic, road conditions and reasons of force majeure such as the closing of roads that could cause a delay in the normal operation of the tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Fun, exciting, strenuous day led by Daniel together with Paulina and Irene (the local guides at Cotopaxi) and Ivan (driver, omg, how did he manage on some of the roads!). Well organized, informative, exciting, memories for a lifetime. Food good, bus very nice, friendly and supportive (dang, that walk up..) Thank you!!

January 28, 2020

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Stopped at a nice ranch for breakfast and lunch with a beautiful view of Cotopaxi. Also stopped at at natural history museum for coca tea which is supposed to help with altitude illness (it was delicious and gave me a nice energy boost). Unfortunately, the hike was very cloudy and we didn't get a chance to see cotopaxi, but those of us that were not suffering from altitude illness got to trek up to the glacier. Very knowledgable staff that made the experience fun!

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January 7, 2020

Punctual collection at the agreed meeting point, entertaining guides (Daniel and Paolina), good breakfast and lunch and a hard but rewarding climb with a beautiful view! Everything was great, everything was great! Everyone could climb at their own pace (or break off easily ...). The ice winches might have been warned in advance and not just at the start of the tour - but for a few dollars a scarf / hat / gloves could be purchased just before the climb.

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August 30, 2019

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