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Departs: Quito, Quito

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What's Included

Bottled water

Private transportation

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Cotopaxi National Park
We will drive through the Avenue of the volcanoes and if it's a cleared day we can watch almost 8 to 12 mountains and volcanoes surrounding Quito such as “Ruco Pichincha”, “Atacazo”, “Corazón”, “Ilinizas”, “Cayambe”, “Antisana”, “Sincholagua”, “Pasochoa”, “Rumiñahui” and others. In about an hour and a half, we reach Cotopaxi National Park entrance and we will have here a little break to see a little handicraft market and drink coca leaf tea.

• Admission Ticket Free

Laguna de Limpiopungo
We will get to the plain Limpiopungo to 3,845 m.a.s.l. (12600 feet). Where we can make a hike around the lagoon for almost 1 hour, knowing the flora and birds from the Páramo area.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

OPTIONAL, if the time allowed we can go up to the parking 4,500 m.a.s.l. (14700 feet) from there you can hike about two hours round trip to reach the refuge "José Rivas" at 4,800 m.a.s.l. (15700 feet).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Took our breath away
Christiane L, 21-02-2022
We went with Hugo to Cotopaxi on a very cloudy day but as we drove towards the National Park the clouds broke and we got a great view of Cotopaxi. Hugo took us through the Countryside which was great as one got to see a lot how people lived and the roads they deal with. We drove all the way up to the parking lot on Cotopaxi and proceeded to walk towards the Refuge, but WOW it was hard to breathe. We walked for about 10 min and had to admit defeat, we could not go further, it was an eye opening experience Hugo then drove to the Lake, unfortunately it started to thunder and rain so we could not walk around. We then went to the little Cotopaxi museum where we learned a bit more about the volcano. Just down a little path from there is a small home style restaurant where we enjoyed Ecuadorian fare for a very good price.
Although it was cloudy and rainy most of the day it was a great experience and Hugo was full of information about his country.
Fantastic views and great guide!
philip2022, 18-10-2021
Went with Juan Cevallos to hike up the volcano and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Juan has great English and loves to talk about the different sites and life in general. Would recommend him everytime (especially for food recommendations which were fantastic since I'm still thinking of the fritadas we had for lunch!)
Two terrific days
Norman R, 05-03-2020
Roberto was perfect. He took us to Cotapaxi for a day, with a stop at a terrific restaurant in a 300-year-old building, now a boutique hotel, where we had a lovely lunch, and the next day to Mindo, where we visited a hummingbird hangout and a lovely orchid garden. Highly recommended.

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