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- A guided tour of important places
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- Meals, unless expressly states
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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.
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.
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.
Ecosystems of the Cotopaxi National Park
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.
- Half day old city tour
Quito old town
In the morning we will pick you up from your accommodation and start exploring the city, where you will be able to see part of the old city as well as part of modern Quito, in the old town the visit will be mainly walking due to restrictions on traffic. Will visit some of the main religious attractions, famous for its arquitecture and religious art work. Also we will visit Shungo Loma (El Panecillo) which is a look out point to then have luch, after lunch will continue walking through traditional places in old town and learning some interesting facts as well.
Lasts approximately: 5 hours
More about Quito
Quito old town tours is a must see in your list while visiting Ecuador, the old town of Quito was named a world heritage site, since 1978, for its best preserved and biggest old town in the continent, this is a unique tour to the past in the present.
More about this tour
Quito is located in Ecuador, South América, Quito is the capital city where the north and south hemispheres meet, therefore right where the equator line crosses from east to west, where the sun hits perpendicularly and is closest to the earth. Geographicaly in latitude 0° 0´0". Also the second highest capital city in the world, after La Paz in Bolivia. It is located north of Ecuador surrounded by volcanoes on the east and west side of the city which at the same time are part of the Andes. One of these espectacular volcanos rises on the west side of Quito its name is, Pichincha. Giving the province its name, being Quito its capital.