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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ANDES Always On the Move

Peaceful and cold on the outside, active and fiery on the inside. These, are the two sides of the same natural wonder, the Cotopaxi Volcano.
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Cotopaxi volcano is one of the most iconic and photographed volcanoes in South America, its the second highes active volcano. The meaning of Cotopaxi is the combination of two words Coto means neck and Paxi means moon in the Quichua (inca language), therefore, the translation would be “Neck of the Moon”.  On a clear summer night, the moon seems to be seating on top of the crater, and looks like a human head and the snow looks like a neck and a poncho this is the reason why it is called, "Neck of the moon".

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Departure Location
Quito-Ecuador
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Quito-Ecuador
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Everyday
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  • A guided tour of important places
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In love with nature

Cotopaxi volcano is one of the closest Volcanoes to the Capital city of Ecuador, Quito.  On a clear day is a masterpiece, when stared at it, Cotopaxi reverts peace and beauty for people who have the luck to observe it. A masterpiece that can be seen from many places along the south Panamerican highway, from airplanes approximating to Quito Airport, and several neighborhoods of Quito, no matter from where you see this volcano each spot awards you with a unique and different view that always amazes with its beauty.

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Wake me up when september ends.

Peaceful and cold on the outside, active and fiery on the inside. These, are the two sides of the same natural wonder, the Cotopaxi Volcano. After more than a century without activity, this massive volcano located in Ecuador woke up once again in August 2015, reminding us that everything is in constant transformation in nature. Geography does not cease to change and amaze us with its majesty and grandeur, where volcanoes as the Cotopaxi occupy a prominent place as a result of a long history of volcanic activity.

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Smile you are being filmed

Cotopaxi is one of the most monitored volcanoes in Ecuador. A good portion of the available  equipment for monitoring is dedicated to it. In fact, the first permanent seismic station dedicated to monitoring a volcano in South America was installed in the Cotopaxi Volcano, in 1976. Since then, the monitoring network of this volcano has grown steadily to the current configuration, which ensures adequate surveillance of this dangerous volcano.

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Ecosystems of the Cotopaxi National Park

Páramo:

The Páramo is the ecosystem of the regions above the continuous forest line, yet below the permanent snowline. It is considered a high mountain biome with vegetation composed mainly of, shrubs and low grasses, pampa grasses, dwarflike forest.

Then the Paramo in the Cotopaxi National Park  region is divided into four sub ecosystems, for a better understanding of this ecosystem it is compared to an alpine tundra.

Subparamo: 3400m-3900m

Paramo: 3900m-4400m

Superparamo: 4400m-4900m

Gelido: 4900m-5897m

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Shrines & Temples

Meiji-jingū Tokyo’s grandest Shintō shrine, set in a wooded grove. Ueno Tōshō-gū Recently restored, gilded homage to warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu. Inokashira Benzaiten Ancient sanctuary of the sea goddess, Benzaiten. Akagi-jinja Centuries-old shrine updated with modern style.

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Cotopaxi volcano is one of the most iconic and photographed volcanoes in South America, its the second highes active volcano. The meaning of Cotopaxi is the combination of two words Coto means neck and Paxi means moon in the Quichua (inca language), therefore, the translation would be “Neck of the Moon”.  On a clear summer night, the moon seems to be seating on top of the crater, and looks like a human head and the snow looks like a neck and a poncho this is the reason why it is called, "Neck of the moon".

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Cotopaxi Volcano Day Tour, visit the World highest active volcano (5,897 meters). Located an hour and a half from Ecuador’s capital city of Quito, therefore making it fairly easy to explore. On the slopes of this snow capped majestic volcano there is a variety of wildlife, lagoons and spectacular landscapes that surround the Cotopaxi Volcano, so get ready for this adventure and book now the Cotopaxi Volcano Day Tour.

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Located in South America, in the small country of Ecuador in the province of Cotopaxi, where the province is named after the Volcano, it belongs to the eastern mountain range of Ecuador and at the same time is part of the Andes, on the other hand Ecuador is one of the countries that are part of the ring of fire.

On a day trip to Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito, while riding towards que south of the capital city you will ride along the Panamerican highway and  along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes, this is the area of the andean mountain range that  Alexander Von Humbolt (1802) called Avenue of the volcanoes, where one mountain is right afer the next one, without  openings in between and are located on both sides of the Panamerican Highway.

 

 

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Day Tour | Cotopaxi Volcano & National Park

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