Cotopaxi National Reserve Hiking Day Trip

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
    
icon7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Skip the hassle of riding public buses through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and let a guide lead you around Cotopaxi National Park. This day trip from Quito picks you up at your hotel and provides lunch so you can focus on the flora and fauna of the Northern Andean páramo. You’ll walk around the Laguna de Limpiopungo and hike above treeline to the first refuge on the volcano.
  • Guided hiking tour of Cotopaxi National Park, including the refuge
  • Search for Andean condors while hiking the snow-capped volcano
  • Travel down the Avenue of the Volcanoes and discover Limpiopungo Lake
  • Lunch plus round-trip hotel transport from Quito makes it convenient

Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels within the urban perimeter of Quito ONLY)
Bilingual professional guide
Transport to/from Quito - Cotopaxi National Park
Lunch
Hiking Trip
Additional food and drinks.
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Hotel of your stay in Quito (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

Address: Hotel of your stay in Quito (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

Directions: Hotel of your stay in Quito (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

Dates: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Return point: Hotel of your stay in Quito (hotels within the urban perimeter ONLY).

Important Note: Hotels outside the urban perimeter do not include pick-up and have an additional cost.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tour

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Nature Galapagos & Ecuador
At 8am approx. we leave Quito by car driving south for approx. 1.5-hour through the Pan-American highway aka. Avenue of the Volcanoes. We'll then reach the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park and the get ready to enjoy a fresh Andean-style breakfast. Drive through pine forest and soon reach the Interpretation Center Mariscal and get to know the volcano and its unique fauna and flora. Afterwards, and depending on the physical abilities of the group, drive towards Limpiopungo Lake located at 3.800 m or Rinconada camping zone, to enjoy a hike around this stunning environment to observe birds and the magnificent view of Cotopaxi Volcano Afterwards, get ready yo climb up to the first refugee of the Volcano. The climb has a moderate level for beginners but we do reccommend you acclimatize first before this day trip. A stop between activities will give us time to enjoy a well-deserved lunch to regain strength. Say goodbye to the volcano and get in the van again to drive back. We'll be reaching Quito at around 4pm. NOTE: This is a sample itinerary. Please keep in mind that due to the nature of this tour and the given that Cotopaxi is an active volcano, this itinerary may vary.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather or events beyond our control (force mejeure) no refunds are applicable.
  • Important: we recommend you to bring warm clothes (layers), eaterproof jacket, gloves, sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes, extra pair of socks, extra pants, sunglasses, sun cream and walking stick, water bottle
  • The tour is not private. Travelers will share services with a group. Maximum people per tour 12
  • NOTE: This is a sample itinerary. Please keep in mind that due to the nature of this tour and the given that Cotopaxi is an active volcano, this itinerary may vary.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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