Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi National Park

From your hotel we drive south of Quito into the avenue of the volcanoes, where in a clear day it is possible to see the snowcapped volcanoes such as Cayambe, Pichincha, Pasochoa, Antisana, Corazón, Rumiñahui, Ilinizas, and our principal goal Cotopaxi (5,897mt) the world’s highest active volcano. We are going to visit Limpiopungo lagoon where is possible to see the flora (paramo grasslands) and fauna (bird watching) then we will drive up over 15000 feet and trek to the Padre Rivas climbing refuge; this will take 2 hours approximately and then we will drive back to Quito.


Travel Time

8 Hours

What's Included?

  • Spanish – English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Private services
  • Lunch in a Restaurant located in front of the volcano

Not Included

  • Soft & Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fees to churches, museum, archeological sites, national parks or tourist attractions
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical and Travel Insurance

What to bring?

  • Sunhat + Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes/Sneakers or Tennis shoes
  • Comfortable clothes in layers (jeans,t-shirt, sweater and a jacket)
  • Small bag to carry a camera, sunblock, wallet, water (to keep everything safe)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Warm clothing

Important Notes

  • All prices are per person
  • Guides in other languages like Italian, German and French are available under request and with a supplement
  • Optional activities: horseback riding, lunch at Tambopaxi hacienda or box lunch at the shore of the lake