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Cotopaxi Volcano Day Expedition

Price per Person
95 USD
Service Level
Comfort
Travel Style
Classic Journeys
Activity Level
Level 2 TOUR22 A COTOPAXI
Group Size
Max 12 - Avg. 8
Minimum Age
8 years old
Start / Finish
Quito, Ecuador
Season
Year round
Activities
Wildlife Trekking Hiking Cultural

Minimum Nr. of Passengers: 2

7:00h AM: pickup.

Just south of Quito towers the highest active volcano of the world. The Cotopaxi is surrounded of its National Park, home to abundant plant life, a rich fauna and Inca ruins. Leaving Quito on the Panamericana South, we reach the Park entrance and begin our visit at the natural history museum before continuing up Cotopaxi. We ascend the mountain as high as possible to the parking lot on 4500 meters. From here, a short 45-minutes walk takes us up to the refuge. Coming down again from the "refugio", we will drive across the páramo to the Limpiopungo Lake. On a short walk around the lake we can observe a variety of birds and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Going on we visit El Salitre, an ancient Inca fort, a small glimpse of Ecuador's pre-colonial past.

We will arrive back to Quito in the late afternoon

ico1 HIKING UP TO COTOPAXI VOLCANO BASE CAMP

ico1 TREKKING THE LOOP OF LIMPIOPUGO LAKE

ico1 VISITING INCA FORT, EL SALITRE

Day 1: Cotopaxi day expedition

Day 1: Cotopaxi day expedition
Minimum Nr. of Passengers: 2

7:00h AM: pickup.

Just south of Quito, towers the highest active volcano of the world. The Cotopaxi is surrounded of its National Park, home to abundant plant life, a rich fauna and Inca ruins. Leaving Quito on the Panamericana South, we reach the Park entrance and begin our visit at the natural history museum before continuing up Cotopaxi. We ascend the mountain as high as possible to the parking lot on 4500 meters. From here, a short 45-minutes walk takes us up to the refuge. Coming down again from the "refugio", we drive across the páramo to the Limpiopungo Lake. On a short walk around the lake we can observe a variety of birds and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Going on we visit El Salitre, an ancient Inca fort, a small glimpse of Ecuador's pre-Colonial past.

We arrive back to Quito in the late afternoon
  • All Transportation: Private and comfortable transport.
  • Trip Leader: Bilingual certified guide.
  • Fees and entrance: to the Cotopaxci National Park.
  • Box lunch

      NOT INCLUDED

  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Drinks

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      Juan León Mera y Roca Ed Stephanie, Oficina 304 
      Quito
      Pichincha
      EC170526
      Ecuador 

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