Full Day Tour to Cotopaxi with Friends! (English)

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
    
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

This exciting day begins with spectacular views of the unique Andean landscape while traveling through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Once inside Cotopaxi National Park, you will hike up to José Rivas refuge, located at 4800 m.a.s.l. In here you will have a little rest to refill your energy. Once you feel recharged you can hike a little more until you reach the glaciers, at an approximate altitude of 5000 m.a.s.l. After this, you will head to Limpiopungo Lagoon while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the volcanic plateau and nearby volcanoes. There you can walk around the lagoon for a few minutes before leaving the national park, going for a well-deserved lunch, and returning to Quito.

The price applies to groups of three or more passengers. In case that the minimum number of passengers is not reached, we will contact you by email in order to reschedule the day of the tour.

Bilingual guide
Food and drinks
Lunch
Private transportation
Alcoholic Beverages
Food and drinks
Snacks
Soda/Pop
Tips

Departure Point

Francisco de Caldas, Quito 170136, Ecuador

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Quito Old Town
Pick up at 07:00 am
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
A visit to Mariscal Sucre interpretation center, where you will get an explanation about the volcano, local animals, plants, etc.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
Hike from the parking lot, at 4500 m.a.s.l. approximately, to José Rivas refuge, at 4800 m.a.s.l. approximately.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
After a short rest, a hike to the glacier, at 5000 m.a.s.l. approximately.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cotopaxi National Park
Descent towards Limpiopungo lagoon and a walk around it.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Quito Old Town
Arrival to Quito at around 17:00 pm.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation arrangements can be discussed for groups of more than four people. The tour has a small extra cost to pick up from your own accommodation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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