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Departs: Quito, Quito

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Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What's Included

Box Lunch

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 90

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Cotopaxi National Park
Arrival to the southern entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cotopaxi Volcano
Arriving at the parking lot at 4600 (15.091ft) above sea level. Our hike starting to the Refugio Padre Ribas where we can get a hot drink, later still hiking to the glacials at 5000 above sea level (16.404 ft)

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

We will back horse riding around the Cotopaxi Volcano, in approximately 2 hours, you will enjoy an exquisite lunch, with an impressive view of the Andean landscape.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


delivered as in the tour advertisement , exceeds my expectations
ning_c, 13-11-2022
good trip as describef: Optooaxi volcano hiking;. horseback riding at Optoaxi, linch, pick up and dro off . horse back ridind provided a ponchu, a paur of coboy leg warmer, a helmet anf a brief instruction, guide Carlos very professiinal provided guide and volcano knowledge; driver Carolina drive safely
Great tour, best guide ever!
lin88--11, 08-03-2022
It was a magnificent day. I went with Pedro to Cotopaxi and I did horseback riding. Best tour ever! Amazing. Best tour guide. Explaining a lot about everything. He even helped me with a little phone problem while waiting in the traffic jam. We did a hike to 4.800 m . It was so beautiful up there. We also see a wild beer. The horseback riding was awesome. They let you free you can go galop or just walking. We go through rivers as well. It was a very great day.
A great day in the national park!
232rachelee, 10-01-2022
We were driven through the national park by our guide, Pedro, who was wonderful. He was very nice, a great driver, and very knowledgeable about the park and the wildlife. We had a great time exploring the park with him. The hike portion of the trip was more intense than we expected, but Pedro guided us slowly up the volcano and back and then we spent two hours riding on horses through the beautiful park. Lunch afterwards was late in the day, but delicious, and then Pedro took us home. A great day in the National Park!
A lovely experience overall
MmHuston, 10-01-2022
In full transparency, my sister and I were a little confused as to when the tour was to start, so we were up quite early when it was not necessary. However, when we enquired with the company there was a rapid response with clarification. Our guides, Lili and Carlos Iza picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Cotopaxi. They were absolutely wonderful. En route, they stopped to show us a beautiful view of the city and also a small market to get some food. Carlos provided us with so much information and was simply a joy to converse with, as was Lili. They also took many opportunities to stop and snap some pictures.

Once at Cotopaxi, Carlos and Lili stopped to let us get some tea and get acclimated. And then Lili professionally navigated the bumpy road and Carlos guided us slowly but surely to the refuge. Providing information and many opportunities to stop and acclimate to the altitude.

For the horseback riding there seemed to be a little mix up, but Carlos and Lili handled it and made sure we got a tour. It was really enjoyable. One caution, we didn't get a ton of guidance/instruction in the riding itself. My sister has experience so she gave me some pointers. I don't know if this is normal or if this was because we both had some experience previously. However, this was a gorgeous horseback ride and the guide really allowed us to just enjoy, answering questions as we had them.

Once we were done with this, we met back up with Carlos and Lili and they took us to a lagoon for one last stop for some more pics and a little more walking.

Afterward they took us to dinner at a restaurant on the drive back. They made sure that the restaurant had the dishes we wanted to try. After dinner they allowed us to nap in the back as they drove us back.

A few cautions, both my sister and I felt the effects of the altitude by the end of the day (headaches, a little off). Also, make sure to have snacks or purchase snacks along the way. We had breakfast around 8 and didn't have the lunch until around 3:30, which was a tad long for us with the physical activity.

That being said, overall, we really enjoyed this tour. Thank you Lili and Carlos!
Excellent option for exploring nature!
Trail12040272527, 15-08-2021
Because we couldn’t fly directly to Galápagos Islands we decided to make the best out of our stay in Quito and booked this double event; hiking to Cotopaxi and horse-riding afterwards. It was a fun, exhausting adventure. The organisation was flawless and we had a lot of fun enjoying the beautiful scenery riding on the horseback. Our guide was very friendly and made the whole thing perfect.

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