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Cotopaxi Volcano Day Trip - 1 Day

Enjoy a scenic drive through the avenue of the volcanoes where you will see on both sides along the Pan-American highway several mountains and volcanoes as you cross the avenue of the volcanoes. For example, the Ilinizas north and south, Corazon, Pasochoa, Rumiñahui just to name a few. The Cotopaxi Volcano Day Trip is a highly recommended and extraordinary visit to the World highest active volcano (5,897 meters or 19342 ft). Located just an hour and a half from Ecuador’s capital city of Quito. The Cotopaxi National park is fairly easy to explore due to its proximity to Quito. On the slopes of this snow-capped majestic volcano, there is a variety of wildlife, lagoons and spectacular landscapes that surround the Cotopaxi Volcano. 

  • Accommodation pick up/drop off
  • 1.5 hours south of Quito
  • This can either be a day trip or can be an add-on to your vacation package if you have an extra day in the surroundings of Quito.
  • Visit the highest point that can be reached by car at 4500m. (14760ft)
  • Visit the Limpiopungo lagoon and 15-minute walk to learn about the flora and fauna of the area.
  • The chance to see wildlife(wild horses, owls, fox, endemic birds ducks & coots Andean condor if lucky)
  • Visit the Interpretation Center
  • Have lunch at the National´s park Ecuadorian restaurant.
Additional options for this tour for an extra cost
  • Bike rentals
  • Long hikes more than 2 hours
Please note:
  • All  Day tours from Quito are totally customizable

What is included

  • Private transportation to and from destination
  • Spanish English speaking local guide
  • Cotopaxi National Park guide

What is not included

  • Meals, Personal expenses, Gratuities
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Heart and altitude sickness

Is there any recommendations to visit the Cotopaxi National Park and Volcano?

There is no age limit or restrictions to visit this place but it is recommended that people with heart or altitude problems stay at the bottom of the volcano to avoid inconveniences.

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Price From USD$85/person
85
Total $ 85 USD

Trip Facts

  • Minimum 2 Max 8 people, the trip will be cancelled in case there is not at least two people comfirmed for this trip.
  • from 3500 m (11480 ft) to 4500m (14760 ft)
  • Standard transportation up to the parks entrance then switch to an off road vehicle

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