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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.
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Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi Volcano
Latin Adventures - Day Tours
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.
  • 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
  • Cap off your day with a visit to the 16,500-foot (5,050-meter) Cotopaxi Glacier
  • Optional lunch upgrade
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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
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
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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
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Awesome guided hike!

This was a great way to start off our trip in Quito! Carolina picked us up at our hotel promptly she was an amazing bilingual guide. By the end of our day I felt like I had a local Ecuadorian friend that showed me the...More

Thank Dana V
Reviewed 21 March 2018
Long day but cool experience

I learned alot on the drive up to the mountain; our bilingual tour guide Alex was awesome! He told many stories about the history of the people and places we saw on the drive up to the park. You could tell by his enthusiasm that...More

1  Thank tianna1378
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Shelly W
8 August 2018|
Response from pinkfroggy9 | Reviewed this property |
They are very flexible.
Justin F
25 June 2018|
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
Liang Y W
6 June 2018|
Response from Globetrotting12 | Reviewed this property |
I went alone
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