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Cotopaxi National Park: Amazing Full Day Trek

Embark on a full day trip to Cotopaxi National Park, 1.5 hours away from Quito! Take in spectacular views of the ice caves and visit Limipiopungo Lagoon.

USD $80.00

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Spend a Full Day in Mother Nature at Cotopaxi National Park

Only a short 1.5 hour drive from Ecuador’s capital Quito, Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most impressive national parks in the country, and contains the famed Cotopaxi Volcano. An ecological reserve surrounds the volcano, located on the border between the provinces of Pichincha and Cotopaxi. Join us on a full-day tour as we bring you into the national park and immerse ourselves in the midst of Mother Nature!

After your local guide gives you an explanation of the area, volcanoes, vegetation and animals, you will be able to enjoy the incredible Andean landscapes and observe some of the mountains and volcanoes. You will hike to the refuge at 4800 meters above sea level, and then climb another 30 minutes to the edge of the glacier where you can take in spectacular views of the ice caves. Cap off the trip with a fun visit to the Limipiopungo Lagoon.

Cotopaxi National Park is a popular destination for visitors looking to hike, climb and trek, as well as those seeking to enjoy stunning panoramas from down below. Cotopaxi’s ecosystem is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including a unique combination of pine vegetation and wolves, pumas, bears, rabbits, condors, wild horses, and foxes.

Highlights 

  • Visit the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Get to see Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Climb one of the highest volcanos in South America

Tour Information

Duration: Full day (Tour starts at 07:00 am and will end at 18:00 pm)
Start/End location: Quito, Ecuador
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: This tour is available in both English and Spanish.
 

Itinerary 

  • o7:00 am: Pick-up from hotel
  • 09:30 am: Enter Cotopaxi National Park
  • 10:00 am: Area briefing by local guide + visit park
  • 15:00 pm: Lunch
  • 18:00 pm: Return to Quito

What’s Included 

  • Transportation to and from Cotopaxi National Park
  • Bilingual professional guide (English and Spanish)
  • Entrance to park

What’s Not Included 

  • Tips for guide
  • Lunch

What to Bring 

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Swimsuit and googles
  • Water and snacks
  • Camera
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Extra set of dry clothes
  • Sunscreen

Important Notes 

  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • This tour involves some walking and will require appropriate physical conditions

Map 

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador -0.692808, -78.427277

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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