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Cotopaxi Volcano Excursion from Quito

Highlights
  • Explore Cotopaxi Volcano on an excursion from Quito
  • Take a short hike amidst the beautiful Limpiopungo Valley
  • Climb ever-higher into the sky to visit the 15,800-foot (4,830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge
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Cotopaxi Volcano Excursion from Quito
From US$95.00
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Day trip including LunchMost Popular
Full day trip to Cotopaxi National Park, great view of several volcanoes on the way! Departure with minimun 2 pax for each reservation. Small group excursions in private transportation .
From US$116.00
Day trip without lunch
Full day trip to Cotopaxi National Park, great view of several volcanoes on the way! Departure with minimun 2 pax for each reservation. Small group excursions in private transportation .
From US$95.00
Private Service with lunch
Full day trip to Cotopaxi National Park, great view of several volcanoes on the way!
From US$130.00
Overview
Explore the rugged surroundings and stunning scenery of Cotopaxi National Park and Cotopaxi Volcano during this 8-hour day trip. Enjoy a short hike into the Limpiopungo Valley before driving ever-higher into this sky-high region, stopping at the 15,800-foot (4830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge. If you’re feeling up for it, you’ll continue to the 16,500-foot (5,050-meter) Cotopaxi Glacier. This Cotopaxi day trip also includes national park fees, a guide, bottled water, round-trip hotel transport and an optional trip upgrade with lunch.
What to Expect
Pick up from your centrally hotel in Quito.  It will start at approximately 8 am. Meet your guide and board a vehicle heading south of Quito and towards Cotopaxi National Park. On the way, you will take in the beautiful views of the Andes mountain range and gorgeous natural scenery.

Once you get to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park, you will visit the Interpretation Center where you will learn more about the park’s unique biodiversity, and visit the Limpiopungo lagoon. . Take a short hike in the surrounding of Limpiopungo valley and amazing photos!. On the way to the Padre Rivas refuge (4000 meters).If weather permits you will have a walk  for about 2 hours up to 16,000 feet (4,800 meters) above sea level. If you are phisically good,  we can walk up from the refuge up to the glazier (5000 meters) (It depends on National Park restrictions)

Enjoy of tipical ecuadorian menu lunch  at a local hostería (if option selected) and finally return to Quito and be dropped-off at your hotel.
Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Spectacular day excursion with a great guide

My colleague and I had been in Quito for a week in meetings and had a day to spare before flying home. Latin Adventures had an excellent range of tours and after much discussion we decided to choose climbing Cotopaxi over the option of butterflies...More

Thank Pip G
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, Thank you so much for your interesting, informative and positive review! We are very happy you enjoyed your excursion to Cotopaxi National Park with our guide Diego and you liked our country. If you ever consider doing another day tour, we will be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
5 stars at 16,000’ above sea level

Had an incredible adventure with our guide Alfonso. We booked the private tour with lunch and everything was 5 stars. Alfonso was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about the region and local cultures during I drive. His English was superb and gave us...More

Thank bikinginheels
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bikinginheels, Thank you very much for your informative review about our guide Alfonso and the activities that you did. We hope you enjoyed Ecuador and can return soon to visit us again. Your LA team

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Cotopaxi Volcano day trip

My wife and I really enjoyed our day. We were rung the day before to confirm tour and pickup time, our guide was very helpful and encouraged us on our climb to the refuge. She even offered us her own Oreo biscuits as a snack...More

2  Thank Sloany5042
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, Thank you so much for your nice and helpfull review! We are very happy you enjoyed our tour. All the best for you and your wife. LA team

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Trip highlight

I would give this trip six stars if possible. We met our driver, Gabriel, first as he went around town to pick everyone up at their lodgings. Our guide, Diego, was fantastic and had many personal insights to share throughout the day. The weather on...More

3  Thank pinkfroggy9
Dante G, Director General at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Customer. I appreciate your comment about our service. It brings us into do the best everyday. Regards

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Volcano in rain & mist.

On Our trip with Diego (friendly, charming) we were only three. So we talked all day about family, Ecuadorian politics, education, birth control, immigration. It was like a day’s drive in the country with a friend. The weather was less hospitable: rain, then frozen ice...More

3  Thank Grace K
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Grace, Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your trip to Cotopaxi Volcano with our guide Diego. All the best for you! LA team

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Response from pinkfroggy9 | Reviewed this property |
They are very flexible.
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Justin F
25 June 2018|
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Response from Globetrotting12 | Reviewed this property |
You might be back about 3-30, not sure if you would cut it close, depends on your tour group
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Liang Y W
6 June 2018|
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Response from Globetrotting12 | Reviewed this property |
I went alone
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