Cotopaxi Volcano Full Day Tour – Highlights – Andes
Explore the rugged surroundings and stunning scenery of Cotopaxi National Park and Cotopaxi Volcano during this 8-hour day trip. Enjoy a short hike into the Limpiopungo Valley before driving ever-higher into this sky-high region, stopping at the 15,800-foot (4830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge. This Cotopaxi day trip also includes national park fees, a guide, bottled water, round-trip hotel transport and an optional trip upgrade with lunch.
Duration: 8 hours
Your tour starts with the pick up in your hotel in Quito approximately 8 am, then we will head south of Quito and towards Cotopaxi National Park. On the way, you will discover the amazing views of the Andes and Highland landscapes.
Once you get to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park, you will visit the Interpretation Center where you will learn more about the park’s unique biodiversity, and visit the Limpiopungo lagoon. Afterward, you can take a hike in the Limpiopungo valley and take great pictures. On the way to the Padre Rivas refuge (4000 meters).If weather permits you will have a walk for about 2 hours up to 16,000 feet (4,800 meters) above sea level. If you are physically good, we can walk up from the refuge up to the glazier (5000 meters) (It depends on National Park restrictions)
Enjoy of typical Ecuadorian menu lunch at a local hostería (if option selected) and finally return to Quito and be dropped off at your hotel.
Cotopaxi Volcano Full Day Tour