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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

All Entrances

Bilingual Guide (Spanish – English)

Tourist Transport

What's Not Included

Details not specified



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

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
On the border of the province of Pichincha, there is the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological reserve that combines the landscape of the Andean páramo, volcanic soil and the lagoon that emerge from the snow-capped mountains. Its main attraction is the volcano that bears its name which in Spanish means 'moon neck' given because of the conical shape of the crater. The elevation of the volcano is of 5,897 meters above sea level and is the second highest in the country. Visitors can discover different species of plants and animals like: wolves, rabbits, bears, condors, and among others that live in that territory.

Visit The Interpretation Center: All information about the Cotopaxi National Park is available at the Interpretation Center, or better known as the Park Museum. The Center has showrooms, a souvenir shop and a coffee shop. It is located inside Mariscal Sucre Station (or Control Caspi entrance).

Walk To The José Rivas Refuge (4864 Masl): Since the 70s, this refuge has been a welcoming place for professional mountaineers and amateurs coming to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano. Its name is in honor of the priest José Ribas who built it with the Mountaineering Club of San Gabriel High School. This place is located on the slopes of the volcano and an hour's walk from the parking lot.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Laguna de Limpiopungo
Visit Limpiopungo lake and have a nice view of the Cotopaxi volcano

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Do the Hike
Laura C, 25-11-2022
Jessica, our first guide, Fatima, our second guide, and our driver, Fernando were great. It’s important to have two guides as you hike up the volcano so that one guide can stay with the group moving at a faster pace and the other guide supports those moving at a slower pace. They understand you need to go at your pace at an elevation that many are not used to. It’s absolutely worth it! Go!
Cotopaxi walk/hike
Jorge S, 25-11-2022
What an amazing way to end my visit to Ecuador. Surely, we were lucky with weather but the group, logistic and specially our local guide, Mauro made the trip worth it. Highly recommend if you are in Quito.
Cotopaxi - one day trip from Quito
E4735OUlaraf, 22-11-2022
Excellent day out, we were able to organize this day trip with little notice and the pick up/drop off at our hotel was very nice. We very much enjoyed the trip to Cotopaxi and all the nice conversations & knowledge exchange with Jessica, Fatima & Carlos. Muchas gracias!
One of the best tours
weijie32, 21-10-2022
I booked this trip from the visitor center in Quito. This is one of my favorite tours I've ever had. The price is reasonable (cheaper than other companies). Jen was our tour guide and she did a really good job. She is very clear to the group on where we were going, what we should prepare for the hike, when we should expect to use the bathroom, etc. She also shared information about the places we were going and supported those in the group who needed help during the hike. The lunch stop wasn't over-priced and the food was decent. Highly recommended.
There is no another one better than this, simply Godlike.
bfhg17, 17-08-2022
This is the one. Honest review for real. I Have taken many tours so far but hiking/trekking along with Ernesto is more like travel with a good and wise friend, he knows everything about the area, Is highly trained and detail focused to have the best experience you can have climbing the cotopaxi, he even brought his own equipment to lend us in case we need something. Ernesto many thanks for guide us on this, I would come back 100 times more :)

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