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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

Bilingual certified english speaking guide

Fees and entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park.

Transportation: Comfortable land transportation.

Typical Lunch

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Cotopaxi National Park
We will depart to the south of Quito towards the highest active volcano in the world. The Cotopaxi is surrounded by its National Park, home to abundant plant life, a rich fauna, and Inca ruins. Leaving Quito on the Panamericana South, we reach the Park entrance and begin our visit to the natural history museum before continuing up Cotopaxi. We ascend the mountain as high as possible to the parking lot at 4500 meters. From here, a short 45-minutes walk takes us up to the refuge to observe a variety of birds and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Laguna de Limpiopungo
Visit Limpiopungo lagoon at 3800 meters above sea level, located at the foothills of Cotopaxi volcano. Its clear but icy waters are surrounded by small hills and hills. It has a magnificent panorama for photography in a frame of elevations such as Cotopaxi, Sincholagua and Rumiñahui. Here your guide will explain you about the habitat of a big variety of birds, herds of llamas and some other species of mammals, especially rabbits and deer.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Amazing Trip of a Lifetime
Julian_S, 01-01-2023
Climbing the volcano in the snow was an unforgettable experience. The host was very attentive to my tight schedule and took necessary safety precautions. He was very informative. I would definitely go on this tour again with my wife and cousin.
Fun day in Cotopaxi
Sofsando26, 19-04-2022
We had an Amazing trip to Cotopaxi! Highly recommended. Our guide David was excellent! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Amazing views and experience. We had a wonderful time!
David and Diego picked us up and take us back home safe. Grateful!
selena_b, 04-04-2022
Marcelo was an excellent and knowledgeable guide
We trekked the Cotopaxi Volvano but he was safe at all times
Then stopped for some delicious Andean food!

Highly recommended
Exploring and feeling like family with Inspiring Ecuador at the highest active Volcano Cotopaxi
Jlewis6219, 01-04-2022
The tour was exceptional in all ways! Our tour guide Carolina picked us up from our hotel on time and drove us to the Cotopaxi National Park. She was a very knowledgeable guide and a very careful driver, always caring about our comfort and safety. We enjoyed each activity offered in the trip, we visited the Limpiopunga lagoon from where we had a majestic view of the active volcano! Carolina explained in a very detailed way every corner we visited! We were lucky enough to see an andean fox in our way to the parking lot. We also walked up to the refuge at 15.973 feet! We have never been at this altitude before! It was such a wonderful experience for me and my family. We ended the trip in a charming local restaurant where we enjoyed the famous and delicious potatoe soup (if you like to try local gastronomy you can't miss this place "Posada Chagra"). We enjoyed a nice chat while having lunch like we've known each other for years! We think Carolina is excellent and exceptional in the way she managged our tour and also in her very warm and caring manner and approach. She is totally in love of her country and very passionate about the company she works with. If we come back to Quito we would definitely ask for Carolina as a tour guide! Do yourself a favor and book with Inspiring Ecuador Tour Company and Carolina you won't regret!
Definitely recommend
rhysm761, 25-03-2022
Carolina who arranged our tour and Juan David who led it could not have been more accommodating. Juan was a good laugh and really good company. He knew what he was talking about and got us up the volcano to see the clouds disappear and get an incredible view of the peak. We stopped off at a really good place for lunch and got dropped off at the airport in plenty of time for our flight. The whole thing went perfectly and I would highly recommend this company, Carolina and Juan David.

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