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Cotopaxi Trek: 3D2N Fascinating Hiking Trip

Join us on our 3D2N Cotopaxi trek tour! Get to visit Cotopaxi National Park and the Cotopaxi Volcano, and be in the midst of Mother Nature.

USD $748.00

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Embark on a 3D2N Cotopaxi Trek and be in the Midst of Mother Nature!

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 3 days 2 nights Cotopaxi Trek tour as we bring you into the national park and immerse ourselves in the midst of Mother Nature!

On this Cotopaxi trek, you will be able to enjoy the incredible Andean landscapes and observe some of the mountains and volcanoes. You will be staying in various lodges along the way and will get to see the Andean flora and fauna that is representative of the region.

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 Cotopaxi National Park and see the Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Stay in lodges within the national park
  • Put your mental and physical abilities to the test

Tour Information

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Start/End location: Quito, Ecuador
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary 

Day 1: Quito – Chilcabamaba Lodge
On the first day of this tour, you will depart from Quito and be driven until your starting point, 3000 meters above sea level, where you will start a moderate uphill walk. This walk will bring you through the Haciendas and you will pass by some houses designed in typical Andean-style. The trek then continues through the valley between the Sincholagua and Pasochoa Peaks, where you will be able to see some waterfalls and the Andean Forest along the Pita River. You will finally arrive at Chilcabamba Lodge, 3487 meters (11440 feet) above sea level, and this is where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Chilcabamba Lodge – Tambopaxi Lodge
You will start your second day early in the morning and be driven eastwards towards the Pita River Canyon for about 20 minutes. This is where you will start your approximately 5 to 6 hours hike, where you will first pass by the Andean Forest, then continue on the border of Pita River, where you will be able to appreciate the ancient lava flows from Cotopaxi Volcano’s last eruptions. You will arrive at Tambopaxi Lodge, 3700 meters (12140 feet) above sea level, by late afternoon – and you will spend the night there.
Day 3: Tambopaxi Lodge – Rumiñahui Base Camp – Quito
The final day of the tour will see you start your 4 to 5 hour hike in the morning. You will start walking in the base of both  Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui mountains, 4000 meters (13123 feet) above sea level,  observing the native flora of the highlands and passing by Limpiopungo Lake – where you will see some Andean fauna (e.g. birds) that is representative of the area. By late afternoon, you will then start your return towards Quito.

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and from hotel
  • Local guide
  • Accommodations (double tents)
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Camping equipment (kitchen utensils, chairs, tables etc.)

What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Other non-specified expenses

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Boots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof jackets and pants

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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