Cotopaxi Day Tour

Within the Cotopaxi National Park is the active Cotopaxi volcano, an elevation of 5,897 meters above sea level located in the Cordillera de Los Andes and an exceptional variety of flora and fauna species.

Departures

Every day

Duration

Full day

Activity

Medium

Pickup

07h05

Hosted in

English, Spanish

What you'll do

Travel safely, in our tours we maintain all the safety protocols during the tour
In this tour we will visit:
  • Visit the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Interpretation Center Mariscal Sucre
  • Hike to Refuge Jose Rivas at 4864 masl

Itinerary

Pick Up

07h00
Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Av. Shyris y Av. Naciones Unidas
How to get

07h25
La Mariscal / Plaza Foch

Reina Victoria entre Calama y Mariscal Foch Parada #3 Quito Tour Bus
How to get

07h50
El Quinde Visitors Center

Calle Venezuela y Espejo. Plaza Grande
How to get

07h00
Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Av. Shyris y Av. Naciones Unidas
How to get

07h00 am - 07h45 am

Beginning of the tour

Direct pick up from your hotel or hostelin Quito in the 3 main areas (exact time will depend on which neighnorhood you are located) 

07h00 am - 07h45 am
Stop at Machachi town

You can buy some snacks, use the restrooms and use the ATM

Visit to Cotopaxi National Park

On the border of the province of Pichincha, there is the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological reserve that combines the landscape of the Andean moorland, volcanic soil and the lagoon that emerge from the snow-capped mountains

Limpiopungo Lagoon

Enjoy the guided tour around this glacial lake at the foot of Cotopaxi. In the lagoon we can observe different species of birds and native plants.

Interpretation Center Mariscal Sucre

All information about the Cotopaxi National Park is available at the Interpretation Center, or better known as the Park Museum. The Center has showrooms, a souvenir shop and a coffee shop. It is located inside Mariscal Sucre Station (or Control Caspi entrance).

We recommend you to recharge your energies with a coca tea

Hike up to the José Rivas Refuge (4864 masl)

Since the 70s, this refuge has been a welcoming place for professional mountaineers and amateurs coming to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano. This place is located on the slopes of the volcano and an hour’s walk from the parking lot

Typical lunch

We will make a stop to enjoy the typical food of the area, we recommend the chicken soup, the locro and the roasted lamb. There are also vegetarian options. (Lunch not included)

18h00 (aprox.)

Return to Quito

End of the tour

Direct drop-off at your hote/hostel in Quito

18h00 (aprox.)

Indications

What to bring
  • Face mask
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Thermal coat or sweater
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Passport, to get your official stamp of the Interpretation Center/National Park
Includes
  • Private Touristic Transport
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Bilingual Guide (Esp – Eng)
  • Guided hike inside the Cotopaxi National Park: Limpiopungo, José Rivas Refuge
  • Taxes and entrances fees
Not includes
  • Food and drinks
  • Other details not specified
  • Tips

Travelers reviews

Location

Prices
Shared Tour
Monday, wednesday, saturday, sunday

Adult

$ 49
  • 13 to 64 years old

Children

$ 40
  • Children (-12)

Prices
Small Groups
Everyday

Adult

$ 155
  • 2 PAX $75 each one
  • 3 PAX $59 each one

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