FULL DAY TO COTOPAXI

QUITO – COTOPAXI – QUITO

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  1. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.

  2. Trip Itinerary – Detailed descriptions of the pass.

  3. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

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.

Trip Itinerary

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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.

Important Notes

9 & 10 AUGUST 2019 - ECUADORIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!

9 APRIL – 12 APRIL 2020 EASTER WEEKEND

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