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.

Every day

Full day
07h00 - 18h00

Medium activity


English and 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


Departures form Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Av. Shyris & Av. Naciones Unidas) How to get PV-Bulevar-Naciones-Unidas-300x150 Pick-up and drop-off in the 3 main areas: Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande

First stop

Stop at Machachi town
You can buy some snacks, use the restrooms and use the ATM
First stop

Second stop

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.

Second stop

Third stop

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.

Third stop

Fourth stop

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.

Fourth stop

Fifth stop

Hike up to the José Rivas Refuge (4864 masl) Center Mariscal Sucre

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.

Fifth stop

Lunch break

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)

Lunch break

17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)

Enjoy your comfortable return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel is also included.

End of tour

17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)

The Cotopaxi day tour from Quito 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 included
  • Food and drinks
  • Other details not specified
  • Tips
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
Travelers reviews
Sandra Guerrero
Sandra Guerrero
Muy chévere, lastimosamente, cruzar el centro histórico es demorado y resta tiempo para estar en El Panecillo.
Ruth Moreno
Ruth Moreno
Excelente atención, el recorrido muy bonito, la guía turística eficiente 👏👏👏
Alexita M
Alexita M
It was good, guides need to speak slower when speaking in English so that they are understood. Overall a great hop on and off service.
Jorge Pinto
Jorge Pinto
Muy divertido para conocer parte de nuestra hermosa ciudad
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