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Full Day To Cotopaxi

  • 2 Activities
  • 1 Destination
  • 1 Day
  • Operates: Daily
  • Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off

This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano, a stunning snow-capped volcano in Ecuador's countryside. You will have the chance to explore some different areas of Cotopaxi National Park while enjoying unbelievable views of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full day tour from Quito to Cotopaxi is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.

Highlights

When Does This Tour Operate

Everyday

Where Does This Tour Start

We pick up passengers from all major hostels & hotels in Quito. If you are staying at an Airbnb then email us and we will specify your nearest pick-up location.

TOUR ITINERARY & WHATS INCLUDED

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FULL DAY : QUITO – COTOPAXI – QUITO

07:00 - 07:50am

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Cotopaxi (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in).

09:00 am

Arrive at the Chuquiragua Lodge and catch your first views of the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights.

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with generous portions to keep you energized for a full day of exploring Cotopaxi National Park.

10:00 am

Enter Cotopaxi National Park and visit interpretation center.

11:30am - 02:00 pm

Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the main base camp for the volcano. Continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

03:30pm

Return to the Chuquiragua Lodge for an afternoon lunch surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.

04:30pm

Depart Chuquiragua Lodge to begin the trip back to Quito.

05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

Included:

  • Pick-up from hostel/hotel in Quito.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • All taxes and entrance fees.
  • Transport to Cotopaxi National Park.
  • Guided tour of the park.
  • Transport back to Quito.

Not Included:

  • Evening meal.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Departure Days

EVERY DAY

Time of Departure

07:50AM Every Day

Pick up Location

All hostels and hotels in Quito (direct pick-up)

Minimum Time Needed

1 Day

Price

$49 ALL INCLUDED - (EXCEPT DINNER)

1 – 4 APRIL 2021 EASTER WEEKEND

Easter weekend holidays: Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.

24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021 - CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS BREAK

We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year. We do this to give our bus drivers and guides time to spend with their families during these special holidays. As a business, we know this may disappoint some travelers, but we care about our employees the same way we care about our passengers and want to give them a well-deserved rest.

NO BUS FROM: 24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you check the bus timetables for each pass as not all routes have daily departures.

9 & 10 AUGUST 2021 - ECUADORIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

Trip Highlights

This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano, a stunning snow-capped volcano in Ecuador’s countryside. You will have the chance to explore some different areas of Cotopaxi National Park while enjoying unbelievable views of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full day tour from Quito to Cotopaxi is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park, where you’ll be able to see amazing panoramic views of the famous Cotopaxi Volcano.
  • If you’re lucky, you’ll have the chance to spot some of the park’s majestic native wildlife. Species that call the park home include wolves, rabbits, bears and condors.
  • Embark on a guided exploration of the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.
  • Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the most popular base camp for mountaineers planning to climb the volcano.

Notes:

  • Breakfast and lunch are included in the price of this tour.
  • Evening meal not included.
  • Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for high altitude climate.
  • Wear sunscreen. The sun can be quite dangerous this close to the equator.
  • See the itinerary below for an hour by hour plan.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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