- Travel through the amazing landscape of the Avenue of the Volcanoes towards Cotopaxi Volcano.
- Hike on the second highest peak in Ecuador and one of the world’s highest active volcanoes.
- Enjoy a stunning scenery, crisp mountain air at Cotopaxi National Park at a short drive from Quito.
- Step into the Paramo biodiversity at Limpiopungo Lagoon, climb up to the glaciers (depends on weather conditions).
- Enjoy an optional horseback ride or biking adventure on the ladders of Cotopaxi Volcano.
|SHARED DEPARTURE||Wednesday, Friday & Saturday|
|PRIVATE DEPARTURE||Every day (extra cost)|
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Meeting Point: Magic Bean (Foch & Juan Leon Mera)|
|RETURN LOCATION||Magic Bean|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Around 07.00 AM|
|DURATION||8 – 9 Hours Approximately|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen, camera|
|INCLUDED|| Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
Bike & helmet.
|NOT INCLUDED|| Entrances fee.
Cost of extra activities.
Hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if need)
Tips & Gratuities (optional)
Cotopaxi Volcano Day Tour short description.
A full-day adventure from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park. A trip along the Avenue of the Volcanoes (PanAm Hyw. South) along the beauties of the Andean landscape. Get in touch with the local culture and cuisine.
Choose between a hike to the glaciers or hike around Limpiopungo Lagoon, or a visit to the local market. Submerge into the Andean Paramo! We will begin our adventure early in the morning driving through the Panamericana Hwy, appropriately acknowledged as “The Avenue of the Volcanoes“.
Our destination is no other that the world’s highest active volcano: Cotopaxi. With 5,897 meters high, Cotopaxi elegantly adorns the Cordillera Real of the Ecuadorian Sierra. We will enter the Cotopaxi National Park for a close encounter with the Paramo biodiversity and a short ecological explanation.
After a short hike, let the adventure begin! if the weather and the travelers physical conditions are appropriate, we will continue to the parking lot (4500 m. above sea level) in order to ascend the to the First Refugee of the volcano (4810 m. a.s.l). You can rest and eat some hot soup at the refugee or continue the ascent to the Glaciers (depending on weather conditions).
Otherwise, if you feel like keeping it smoother, we can continue towards the road of the pine forest to the no less charming Limpiopungo Lake, located on the slopes of the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano. A visit to a local sierra market is another great option to get in touch with local community. After a long day, we head back to Quito in the afternoon.