Cotopaxi 1 Day

  • Destination: Cotopaxi
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Price: $ 50

With an altitude of 5,897 meters above sea level, Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world; only competing against two other volcanoes for the title. Cotopaxi was also once worshiped by Ecuador’s ancient civilizations, thought to be the bringer of rain and prosperous crops; and the top of Cotopaxi was considered to be where God resided. It was first climbed in 1872, and the ascent has only gotten a lot more popular since then.

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Day 1

-Leaving Quito at 7:00am (Foch y Juan Leon Mera).

-Travel to Cotopaxi National Park.

-Breakfast in Machachi Village.

-Entrance to Cotopaxi N.P.

-Arrive at parking place, explanation about volcano (animals, plants, etc) to 4600m.

-Start hiking to Jose Rivas Refuge to 4600m, (45 minuts).

-After a short rest, hike to the glaciers (5000m.)

-Hike down to parking place.

-Down hill to Limpiopungo lake.

-Walking around Limpiopungo (1 hour)

-Biking (1 hour)

-Lunch and returning to Quito by 6:00 pm.

Included: Not Included:
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Naturalist Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation
  • Bikes and helmed
  • Extra Costs (Snacks, drinks, etc.)
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