Cotopaxi Volcano Day Trip - 1 Day

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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
  • Horse back ride

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
  • off-road vehicle

What is not included

  • Meals, Personal expenses, Gratuities

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.

Does this trip include lunch?

No meals are included in this trip, there are several restaurant options before, after or at the national park´s restaurant that you can choose to have lunch.

What type of clothing should I pack fro this trip?

We recommend you take the warmest clothing that you have, a fleece jacket can be a good option, gloves and something for your ears and head, it is better to have extra clothes than lack of it. Especially the month of July, August, September, it will blow a cold wind at times.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Cotopaxi Volcano Day Trip
Price From USD $ 85/pax
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.
  • Solo traveler fee will apply in case there is no one else signed for this tour the same day.
  • from 3500 m (11480 ft) to 4500m (14760 ft)
  • Private transportation up to the parks entrance then switch to an off road vehicle

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